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Broken Pinwheel

While I make every effort to be sure of accuracy, I am unable to test every variation. Before you cut up large amounts of fabric, cut and sew a test block or two. If you find any errors, please email me at "jeannethro2 at yahoo dot com".

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Block Size

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Fabric Width

Finished Size:
18 inches by 18 inches
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Fabrics

Fabric 1 Fabric 1: 1/8 yd
Cut 2 strips 2 inches wide. Sub cut into 36 quarter square triangles using a quarter square triangle ruler.
Fabric 2 Fabric 2: 1/4 yd
Cut 2 strips 3½ inches wide. Sub cut into 36 half square triangles using a half square triangle ruler.
Fabric 3 Fabric 3: 1/8 yd
Cut 2 strips 2 inches wide. Sub cut into 36 quarter square triangles using a quarter square triangle ruler.

Instructions

Tri Square Triangle

Tri Square Triangle instructions

There are 2 variations of the tri square triangle unit where the quarter square triangles are on different sides. Make 2 of each for each block.

  1. Match up a fabric 1 quarter square triangle with a fabric 3 quarter square triangle right sides together with long side toward the bottom and fabric 3 on top.
  2. Sew a ¼ inch seam on right short side of triangle pair.
  3. Press seam to one side.
  4. Match previously sewn quarter square triangles to fabric 2 half square triangle right sides together.
  5. Sew a ¼ inch seam on long side of triangles.
  6. Press seam toward half square triangle.
  7. Repeat to make second variation with fabric 1 on top of fabric 3 quarter square triangles.

Make 18 of each type of Tri Square Triangle units.

Broken Pinwheel Finishing

Broken Pinwheel Finishing instructions

Layout each Broken Pinwheel block units as shown and chain piece together first rows, then columns using a ¼ inch seam.

Make 9 Broken Pinwheel blocks.

Quilt Sandwich instructions

  • Place pressed backing right side down on a flat surface large enough to lay flat; tape in place at sides, then corners.
  • Lay batting on top of backing and smooth wrinkles; tape in place at sides, then corners. (If using slippery batting, spray baste to baking and top.)
  • Put pressed quilt on top right side up.
  • Smooth borders and blocks square, pushing excess toward middle. Quilting will take up slack and quilt will hang better.
  • Pin baste 3 to 4 inches apart in quarters down length and width. Finish pin basting each quarter 3 to 4 inches apart.

Binding instructions

  • If the number of binding strips are greater than 1, sew strips together by laying ends right sides together forming an L.
  • Sew on diagonal where fabrics cross from upper left to lower right.
  • Trim excess to ¼ inch.
  • Repeat to make a continuous strip; press seams open.
  • Fold and press strip lengthwise in half wrong sides together.
  • Leaving a 5 inch tail, sew binding to quilt top matching raw edges with a ¼ inch seam.
  • Stop ¼ inch before corner with needle down.
  • Pivot work as if to sew next side and reverse sew off quilt top.
  • Fold binding back, creating a 45 degree fold, then fold forward matching fold to previously sewn side.
  • Continue sewing binding, and repeat above for each corner.
  • Stop sewing approximately 5 inches from beginning.
  • Unfold and overlap ends.
  • Cut at an approximate 45 degree angle somewhere where both ends overlap.
  • Match ends wrong sides together, leaving equal dog ears.
  • Sew together with a ¼ inch seam.
  • Refold binding and finish sewing to quilt.
  • Fold binding to back and handstitch to finish using a blind stitch.

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