Take 40 x 5″ squares of patterned or mixed plain colours and 40 x 5″ squares
of a plain light colour.
Pair up each of the 40 light coloured squares with a darker or patterned square.
With right sides together, sew a quarter inch seam right around the edge.
Next cut across diagonally twice to give four quarter square triangles.
Press seams towards the darker fabric.
Arrange the four pieces into a pinwheel. Make sure all of your other pinwheels
rotate the same way (unless you want a mixture).
Put right side over left side and sew pairs together, taking care to “nest” the
seams so they snuggle up next to each other.
Press the two halves by placing the dark edge at the top and lifting.
Now you need to sew these two pieces together. Remember to nest the seams.
It gets quite bulky in the middle so it is a good idea to snip the stitches on the
seam and flatten with your fingers before pressing. It is a little confusing to
know where to snip but just push the new seams with your fingers to the dark
fabric and is becomes clearer where to cut. You should get a little pinwheel on
the back. How cute is that?
Here is one I made ealier…..
This one is ready to be squared up to four and a half inches.
Here are my 40 pinwheels.
Posted by Oh Sew Tempting on March 4, 2012
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