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Thread: Fast snd Easy way to Make Pinwheels

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    What a great idea!! Who wouda thunk? I can't believe this never occured to me before. :-D

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    That would be great with layer cakes also.

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    I used this technique last week and it was easy and fast.

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    Thank you, it does look easy!

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    Eddie showed this on one of his tutes, I think. I was amazed. What a doofus that I have never thought of this!!!

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    wow what a great idea.

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    Great tip. Thanks for sharing.

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    This IS easy; however, you do have bias edges on the outside (as opposed to through the stitched center where they would be stabilized right away). You have to be careful with them. It does, however, make HSTs FAST and very accurate.

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    Thank you

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    Any size square would work. Awesome!

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    wow i wish i had seen this before i turned about 5 yards of material into scraps!

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    Can't believe that it is so easy. Thanks.

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    fantastic tip. thank's for sharing with us.

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    That is sew cool!

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    great tut I am going to try that

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    i love pinwheels and that's a great tute!!!!!!!!!!!! it looks sooooooooo easy thanks for info

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    duh. why have none of us thought about this before?????

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    the method is great, but there's something about it i can't understand. maybe someone can explain. she started out with 5" charms. i checked by counting the inches on her cutting mat. then toward the end she said she ends up with approximately 5-1/4" squares. so, after you deduct the seam allowances, how can you end up with a bigger square than you start out with?

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    Know that looks easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    I used this technique last week and it was easy and fast.
    did cutting on the bias bother you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    I used this technique last week and it was easy and fast.
    were her measurements really right? i don't understand how that works. did you use the 5" charms? what size did you end up with?

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    thanks for letting us know about the video im sure i will make my pinwheels that way next time

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    This is the best tip I've ever read! I just finished cutting up my squares for a pinwheel baby quilt. But for the next one, this will be great! Hugs

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    super tip! thanks!!!!

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