Easy, Fast Pinwheels

From – June 24, 2010

The folks at the Missouri Star Quilt Company have come up with a fast and easy way to make Pinwheel quilt blocks. It utilizes charm squares. Sewing the outsides all the way around with a 1/4 inch seam. Then cutting the square diagonally twice ending up with four half square triangles. Arrange the half square triangles into a Pinwheel pattern and sew together. Everything matches up perfectly and it truly is very fast and easy.

The concern that many have had is that this technique leaves the Pinwheel with all biased edges around the outside but Jennie says that she has never had any problems with this technique. She suggests that if you are concerned just spray some Best Press on the block and that should stablize everything nicely.
If you are planning to do something with pinwheels give this trick a try. You may not like it but you may just love it!

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Karen Dennison
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