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Pinwheel Garden Quilt

As seen in Jo-Ann FASHIONfusion Fall/Winter 2010 Magazine

80 ½" X 104 ½"






Image of Pinwheel Garden Quilt as seen in Jo-Ann's Fabric FASHIONfusion Magazine

Create your own version of this fun and easy-to-make quilt using five different fabrics of your choice, or make the quilt pictured here with fabrics from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores. Add a sixth print (we used Jo-Ann Article # 10003036) and a pillow sham and bed skirt pattern such as Simplicity Bedding Basics pattern #8898 to achieve a completely coordinated look.



Instructions and materials needed are given for a quilt measuring 80 ½” X 104 ½”. Please note that all seam allowances are standard ¼” seam allowances. All cutting measurements include seam allowances.

Materials Needed:



Fabrics

  • Fabric 1 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10002996), 1¼ yards - for center panel and cornerstones
  • Fabric 2 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10003002), 2½ yards - for inner and middle borders and quilt binding
  • Fabric 3 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10003028), ¾ yard - for pinwheel quilt blocks
  • Fabric 4 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10003044), ¾ yard - for pinwheel quilt blocks
  • Fabric 5 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10002988), 10 yards - for outer borders and quilt backing
  • Batting for a Queen Size Quilt
  • 100% Cotton Thread



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image of different fabric patterns used to construct the quilt


Instructions

Cutting Instructions

  1. From Fabric 1, cut one rectangle measuring 24 ½” wide X 48 ½” long for the center panel.
  2. From Fabric 1, cut four squares, each measuring 12 ½” X 12 ½” for the cornerstones.
  3. From Fabric 2, cut 13 strips, each measuring the full usable width of the fabric (42”) long X 4 ½” wide for the inner and middle borders.
  4. From Fabric 2, cut 10 strips, each measuring the full usable width of the fabric (42”) long X 2 ½” wide for the quilt binding.
  5. From Fabric 3, cut 6 strips, each measuring the full usable width of the fabric (42”) long X 4 ½” wide.
  6. From Fabric 4, cut 6 strips, each measuring the full usable width of the fabric (42”) long X 4 ½” wide.
  7. From Fabric 5, cut 10 strips, each measuring the full usable width of the fabric (42”) long X 12 ½” wide for the outer borders. Keep the remaining yardage of Fabric 5 for the quilt backing.

Pinwheel Block Instructions:

  1. Place one strip of Fabric 3 and one strip of Fabric 4 with RIGHT sides together. Following the directions on the Easy Angle Tool, cut the double-layer strip into half square triangles. Repeat with remaining strips until you have 104 triangles cut from each fabric.
  2. Stitch one triangle of Fabric 3 to one triangle of Fabric 4 as directed on the Easy Angle Tool, forming a two-tone square patch. Press the seam towards the darker fabric and snip off the “dog ears.” Repeat with remaining triangles until you have 104 patches total.
  3. Stitch four patches together to form a pinwheel design, as shown. This forms a single pinwheel block. Repeat with remaining patches until you have 26 blocks total. (fig. 1)
  4. Stitch 6 blocks together to form a single row. Repeat with 6 more blocks to form another single row. These will be used for the short sides of the pinwheel border of the quilt.
  5. Stitch 7 blocks together to form a single row. Repeat with 7 remaining blocks to form another single row. These will be used for the long sides of the pinwheel border of the quilt. (fig. 2)

Quilt Assembly Instructions:

  1. Cut one Fabric 2 border strip (4 ½” wide strip) in half. Stitch each half to the end of a separate Fabric 2 border strip, forming two border strips each measuring 62 ½” long X 4 ½” wide. Trim each strip down to measure 48 ½” long.
  2. Stitch one border strip to each long edge of the center panel.
  3. Trim 2 Fabric 2 border strips (4 ½” wide strips) down to 32 ½” long X 4 ½” wide.
  4. Stitch one border strip to each short edge of the center panel. The inner border is now complete. (fig. 3)
  5. Stitch one long pinwheel row (7-block row) to each long edge of quilt center.
  6. Stitch one short pinwheel row (6-block row) to each short edge of quilt center. The pinwheel border is now complete. (fig. 4)
  7. Stitch two Fabric 2 border strips (4 ½” wide strips) together along short edges, forming a single border strip measuring 83 ½” long. Trim strip down to measure 72 ½” long X 4 ½” wide. Repeat; you will have two border strips each measuring 72 ½” long X 4 ½” wide.
  8. Stitch one border strip to each long edge of quilt center.
  9. Cut one Fabric 2 border strip (4 ½” wide strip) in half. Stitch each half to the end of a separate Fabric 2 border strip, forming two border strips each measuring 62 ½” long X 4 ½” wide. Trim each strip down to measure 56 ½” long.
  10. Stitch one border strip to each short edge of quilt center. The middle border is now complete.
  11. Stitch two Fabric 5 border strips together along short edges, forming a single border strip measuring 83 ½” long. Trim strip down to measure 80 ½” long X 12 ½” wide. Repeat; you will have two border strips each measuring 80 ½” long X 4 ½” wide.
  12. Stitch one border strip to each long edge of quilt center.
  13. Cut 2 Fabric 5 border strips in half. Stitch one half to the end of one intact Fabric 5 strip, forming a single border strip measuring 62 ½” long X 12 ½” wide. Trim strip down to measure 56 ½” long X 12 ½” wide. Repeat; you will have two border strips, each measuring 56 ½” long X 12 ½” wide.
  14. Stitch one Fabric 1 cornerstone square to each end of both border strips.
  15. Stitch one border strip with cornerstones to each short edge of the quilt center. The quilt top is now complete. (fig. 5)
  16. Layer quilt top, batting and quilt backing cut from remaining Fabric 5 yardage.
  17. Quilt as desired. Use Fabric 2 binding strips (2 ½” wide strips) to bind the edges of quilt for finishing.



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