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Thread: Double pin wheel cutting measurements.

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    Senior Member stitchingcrazy's Avatar
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    Double pin wheel cutting measurements.

    Please, could anyone provide me with a measurement chart for rotary cut Double Pin Wheel patches?
    4 patches per block.
    Eleanor Burns has a U-tube video making a 7" finished blocks using 2 x 2.5" (I hope that's the right size) strips sewn together and rotary cut at 45*. I am hopeless at Maths.

    The method is just right for me but having researched as best I can, I haven't found a chart for various sizes.

    I plan/need 9" finished blocks to marry in with an Elephant applique design I am making on a baby quilt.
    I hope someone can help.
    Last edited by stitchingcrazy; 06-03-2013 at 02:13 PM.

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    Can you post a photo of the block?

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    If my calculation is right you would need two strips of 3 1/4" wide sewn together.
    Cut your squares at 6". Make your diagonal stitches then cut the diagonal and
    you will have 5" HST's. When you arrange four of those HST's in double pinwheel
    you should get a 9" block (finished). Make a test block first just to make sure.
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    I just made a baby quilt with pinwheels. I used the easy pinwheel method there I stitched around the edges of two squares of fabric then I cut each square from corner to corner (in a X) and pressed open the 4 pieces. I then stitched them together into a pinwheel. They were not the correct size so I cut them down to the size I needed. I've attached a picture of it laid out before sewing all the blocks together. I needed 3 pinwheels to fit around a star and the method I've noted worked for me.
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    Thank you "EasyPeezy" I will try a test one as advised and let you know the result. Thanks to you all for your responses. This place is a great resource for information for those of us less experienced.

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    LyndaOH, the block is shown in the link sent in by "nativetexan" Eleanor Burns U-tube videos was where I saw her strip piecing method. It seemed much more accurate and quicker than doing it "the normal way" so to speak.

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