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    Very pretty!

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    Butterflywing - I used 5" charm squares. Found a bundle with a great price at Walmart to test this out.

    The markings on the 3-1/2" template are 3/4" except for the 1" on the upper right side and I noted 'UP' on my template. Looking at the template, I turned it to the left just enough for the intersection lines to line up with the fabric squares intersecting. I think that shows in the pic. Just keep the 'up' in the same position when you move the template and all the cuts will come out the same. Either leave the cuts in place or move them to a design wall (mines on the floor) to keep them in order.

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    Wow thats neat! I would bee a mess If I did that!
    :thumbup:

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    I found this pattern which is the same block with different cutting instructions. It is made square by square.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/Pinwheel5Block.html

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    WOW now that is really neat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greencat
    Here's my magic pinwheels that seems similar to the new pinwheel templates that are so popular now.
    I found a charm pack at Walmart to test this out. I used 25 charms (5 per row) and added a 3" border.
    I put clear tape on my ruler and traced the lines from the instruction sheet.

    This is the first time I've posted with multiple pics.....I'm hoping everything shows up ok
    Beautiful looking quilt. I've always wanted to make one of these, but just haven't been able to figure it out until now. But I'm still not sure I've figured it out. In your template it says 3/4" on three sides and in the upper right hand corner it says 1". Why aren't all four 3/4" or 1". Why does it make a difference to have that extra 1/4" in the upper right hand corner. I hope you can explain this. Thanks!!

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    I have a new addition to my 'to do' list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    There is a book or was a book out called Square Dance that I did that method out of

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    quilterguy27 - I just followed the instructions that I received for the template! I really don't know why the one corner is 1".
    I tested this out by making the template, then drew a number of 5" squares (maybe 3 rows of 3) on plain paper, then traced the template on my grid and cut them out and placed them together in rows. It worked! If that 1" really bugs you, you could try this before cutting any fabric (use 3/4" on all corners)

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    No, it doesn't really bug me. I was just curious if there was a reason for it or if it might have been an error. I will give it a try tho. Maybe even both ways and see what the difference is. Maybe it has to do with the way it swirls or something to do with the seam allowance. I'm just one of those people like a three year old: Why? Why? Why? I can question something to death, but I will let this go for now and try it out and see if I can figure out WHY. Thanks! I do appreciate that you posted this.

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    great job

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    i my name is sabrina how did you make you pine well out of im whating to get the rule but i can not find it thank sabrina jones from oklahoma

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    hi i like the pinwell you did have you did the big one will you send me the patter so i can make one i have ben wanting to make this one but can not fine th temlbes thanks agine sabrinajones from okla

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    The small template is 3 1/2 inches and the line is 1 inch in from the corner. The size of block for that template is 5inches.
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    niiiiice!

    i have some questions:

    :arrow: what is the size of the template?
    :arrow: what is the size of the blocks that you sewed together first? are they the same?
    :arrow: did you arbitrarily choose the 3/4" in from the corner, or is that a given measurement?

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    Neat idea. I'd like to try it too.

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    Started and finished mine today...can't wait to try this with christmas colors..

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    love it, isn't it fun?? I really hope to do a larger sized one in the next 6 months or year!!!!

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    WOW, love this one. Gotta give this a try too. Looks so fun!

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    Love what you did ! Thanks for an wonderful idea on re-using a ruler w/o having to buy a special ruler for this pattern,

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    I love the colors and fabrics you used. Are you going to make a big one now? :thumbup: :D

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    Oooo, i have that mazagine "square Dance"...it's on my must do list!! Have most of the fabric already awaiting to be done. Hope mine comes out as nice as this one! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwm50
    Oooo, i have that mazagine "square Dance"...it's on my must do list!! Have most of the fabric already awaiting to be done. Hope mine comes out as nice as this one! ;)
    Thanks! i will have to look sq dance up, to see what it looks like..

    this is only a table topper size..i can not see doing a whole quilt this way..not with the small size, maybe if i used 10"/Cakes squares of fabric.
    i can see myself enlarging to a 12.5 square ruler even! marking your own lines..

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    Kim, that's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm waiting to get my ruler in the mail as I write. I am really taken by that pattern!!
    Thanks for sharing your awesome quilt! :D

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    i ordered mine too..then after i got it, they posted the quilters cache link to sort of make your own ruler, plus on the 1st or 2nd page of this thread, she posted pictures of how she did her lines... :roll: lol! it is ok! i wish i had gotten the bigger one now, i may just enlarge it and draw it on a 12.5 ruler.

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    You know, I'm one of those people who screw everything up!
    That's why I bought the ruler. Greencat did a great tute but I couldn't figure out how to make my ruler that way.
    I'm really challenged hahaha

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