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Thread: Making pinwheels-how do I get them to be finished at a certain size?

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    Red face Making pinwheels-how do I get them to be finished at a certain size?

    Hi all,
    I am working on a quilt from a package, and mis-cut or mis-sewed the pinwheels, so now they did not turn out the right size.
    Is there a formula that I can use (a general one) that will allow me to figure out the material I need in order to have 4 inch pinwheels, 5 inch pinwheels, 3.5" pinwheels.....you get the drift....
    Thank you all for your help with this!!
    Theressa
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    I'm assuming you are making your pinwheels from 4 half-square-triangles units? Take the finished size you want the pinwheels to be (once they're sewn into the quilt top). Let's say that's 4 inches. Divide that number in half - 2". Add 7/8" to that measurement, and cut squares that size (2-7/8"). Place a light and dark square right-sides together. Mark a diagonal line, sew 1/4" away from the line on each side. Cut on the drawn line and press (usually to the dark).

    To make one pinwheel you will need 2 squares of each color.

    Any time you want to make a HST from squares, you add 7/8" to the finished size of the HST. Some people prefer to round that up to 1", then trim the HST unit down to the right size.

    Hope that helps.....

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    Someone posted this recently. . . . http://www.quiltdesignnw.com/PDF/Pin...ting_chart.pdf They have some other great information and tips too!http://www.quiltdesignnw.com/quiltin...t-patterns.htm
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    those always need 7/8ths of finicky cutting but they sure are cute!

    good luck!

    aileen
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 06-11-2012 at 04:48 PM.

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    All my quilting board friends,

    I knew that if I asked you would know what to advise me to do. Thank you all so much!! I printed out the information so that I can review it (so that I can memorize it) and it sure helps to have the video show me how to easily make pinwheels!!
    Theressa
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