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Thread: Magic Pinwheels

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    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

    This is how I did my template.
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    This shows the ruler lined up on the fabric
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    I'd like more variation, but didn't want to overthink this test!
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    Looks like a great idea.

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    Very pretty little quilt. I like how you made your template.Thanks for the idea.

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    Great idea for the template...do you have much fabric waste using this method?

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    I love this method. I have always wanted to try a tessellation but haven't ever figured it out yet.

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    The extra squares (in the 2nd pic) are about 2-1/2 inches. Big enough to use in the border, or for another project.

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    Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greencat
    The extra squares (in the 2nd pic) are about 2-1/2 inches. Big enough to use in the border, or for another project.
    Thanks :) I love the pattern and can picture the border.

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    Looks great!!!!

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    Oh my that will be pretty but the thrifty side of me is cringing at the waste! I know. breathe deep.. exhale.. lol

    That looks like it would be really fun to make. I have a flip flop block that you can do that kind of stuff with and I have yet to use it - had to have it, couldn't live without it.... I really need to break that baby out and use it one of these days...

    I am really looking forward to seeing your finished quilt! It's going to be so pretty!

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    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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    Awesome technique! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Pretty fabrics, nice job! I made one of these & thank goodness for my design wall or I would have gone nuts. I found it lots of fun but tedious.

    caliquocat

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    i looked it up and couldn't find it. does it have another name? i know i've seen the method before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i looked it up and couldn't find it. does it have another name? i know i've seen the method before.
    I have also made one using the same method, and almost went mad because I could not get the last row to match up, so I just went with it, after a solid day of trying it this way and that.

    After I had finished it off the best way I could, I found that I had dropped the second last row on the floor and didnt realise - I then unpicked it and made it up properly. Give you an idea how messy my floor is when I am in the middle of a project

    I got the pattern from the Australian Patchwork & Quilting 1998 Yearbook. More than happy to send it to you.

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    I love this look so much!! Can you answer a few questions for me... Where can you find a print out for the template? And what size is your template. Thanks so much for you help.

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    If you look at her template it is a 3 and a half inch square. :-D
    Very clever idea.

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    That's the same concept as the Twisted pinwheels(?) from Country Schoolhouse in Superior, WI. The little leftover aquares can be used in another project. I loved the project and found cutting the individual squares and leaving them on the cutting mat until assembly was the trick for me to assemble in order and with ease! A fun project to be sure.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewaholic
    If you look at her template it is a 3 and a half inch square. :-D
    Very clever idea.
    but what size are the blocks that make up the new 'fabric'? are they the same size or larger? i mean the unfinished size.

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    Very cute I like that idea.

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    What a great tute. Thanks for sharing.

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    That's exactly how it's done. Good job!

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    Greencat I just love this quilt!!! I have to make one!!! Thanks so much for sharing the tute. I have some batiks that need to be used :D

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    I really like this pattern. Thank you!

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