Pinwheel Profusion Tutorial


Take 40 x 5″ squares of patterned or mixed plain colours and 40 x 5″ squares

of a plain light colour.

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Pair up each of the 40 light coloured squares with a darker or patterned square.

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With right sides together, sew a quarter inch seam right around the edge. 

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Next cut across diagonally twice to give four quarter square triangles.

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Press seams towards the darker fabric.

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Arrange the four pieces into a pinwheel. Make sure all of your other pinwheels

rotate the same way (unless you want a mixture).

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Put right side over left side and sew pairs together, taking care to “nest” the

seams so they snuggle up next to each other.

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Press the two halves by placing the dark edge at the top and lifting.

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Now you need to sew these two pieces together. Remember to nest the seams.

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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?

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Here is one I made ealier…..

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This one is ready to be squared up to four and a half inches. 

Here are my 40 pinwheels.

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