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Thread: Pinwheels

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    Senior Member lvaughan's Avatar
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    I am in the process of deciding what size to make pinwheels in a toddler quilt. I have some Moda Recipe for Friendship charms I want to use and am thinking of using the method where you layer two charms facing and stitch a quarter inch seam around the parameter then cut crisscross for the HST's. This method will give me smaller pinwheels than if I make the HST's by drawing a line through the middle and stitching on each side of the line. My question is what size pinwheel do you like and how big do you think is getting too big in a toddler sized quilt, about 36x56? And now that I have asked that I want to know what size do you think is good for a toddler bed?

    Thanks, Linda

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    I just surfed and found some links for you


    1. this tutorial for you with lots of great tips
    http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/201...quilt-day-html
    2. http://blog.missouriquiltco.com/upda...asy-pinwheels/
    3. http://www.quiltinaday.com/patterns/...nalYardage.pdf
    4. Video to watch to make fast pinwheels
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvaughan
    I am in the process of deciding what size to make pinwheels in a toddler quilt. I have some Moda Recipe for Friendship charms I want to use and am thinking of using the method where you layer two charms facing and stitch a quarter inch seam around the parameter then cut crisscross for the HST's. This method will give me smaller pinwheels than if I make the HST's by drawing a line through the middle and stitching on each side of the line. My question is what size pinwheel do you like and how big do you think is getting too big in a toddler sized quilt, about 36x56? And now that I have asked that I want to know what size do you think is good for a toddler bed?

    Thanks, Linda
    When doing the pinwheel project a member came up with a formula that seems to work.
    If you start with 5" squares doing the sew around the edge method the formula is:

    Size of starting block -.5 x1.4 - .5 =
    or 5" -.5" x 1.4 - .5" = 5.8"
    Trim block to 5.5" I THINK that is the unfinished size so the finished size will be 5".

    I think that would be a good size pinwheel for a toddler quilt but I would make the quilt bigger. Kids grow fast and I'd want the quilt to be used many, many years!
    48x60 minimum and maybe even 60 x 72 would be better I think.
    :-D

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