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Old 08-03-2010, 05:28 PM
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Here is how the 3-D pinwheels are made.
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Fold the pinwheel blade square in half to make a triangle, in whichever direction you want your pinwheels to be 'spinning.'
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Start with 2 squares, one for the background and one for the blades of the pinwheel.
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Turn the lower corner of the blade triangle back to the long side of the blade, and now you have one blade of the four that go to make a block. You can baste the sides if you like, or you can just pin the pieces so that the edges of the pinwheel blade are caught in your 1/4" seams.
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Here's what they look like on the quilt. Note the pinwheels are 'spinning' the other way on this quilt, from what I show in my example.
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This is the completed assembly and quilting of that particular quilt.
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Place the folded blade fabric on the background fabric in the corner appropriate to your chosen direction of 'spin.' Quilting is all about options!
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for the quick tute! 3-D pinwheels are in my future!
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I just saw the finished quilt. It's beautiful!
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Thank you for making it easy to see. Beautiful quilt.
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Man you guys are quick! I had to make a few editing adjustments (I'm by no means perfect), and there were already comments! I love this group!
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Originally Posted by tooMuchFabric
Man you guys are quick! I had to make a few editing adjustments (I'm by no means perfect), and there were already comments! I love this group!
Hah! I had it marked to watch before you had loaded the third photo! Thanks so much, and the quilt looks great!!
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Thanks for the tut. See we were all just waiting and "chomping at the bit " waiting for you to get it out. I definitely plan to try some. Again thanks Gerbie
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Oh wow! How about that. Thanks.
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wow, thanks for the tutorial
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I love this tute...I have gingham in many colors I think your quilt will be perfect for them... Thanks
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