Basic Block tutorial
Take 4 of the same triangle pieces (background color should be on the same side of the triangle).
Place 2 right sides together and sew along one of the short sides (sewing feature to background) with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seam to the darker color.
Repeat for the other 2 triangles but stitch up the opposite side (see picture).
Now you have 2 larger triangles. Place them right sides together and sew along the longest edge (hypoteneuse).
|Since I didn't sew up the previous 2 seams you can still see the pins in the middle. Your seam there should look nice and neat!|
Each pinwheel block will measure 12" square.
** Here's the deal. Half of the pinwheels are going to spin one way, the other half of them are going to spin the other way. There are a couple solutions:
1. Ignore it! I checked and other pinwheel quilts that have this issue and they still look awesome.
2. Sash the blocks
3. Use half for one quilt, the other half for another quilt!