Friday, September 24, 2010

Fast and Easy Pinwheels!!!



I was over at Auntie's Quaint Quilts blog today and she shared a link,
which led to
 another link,
which led to a UTube video...
I am sure you are all aware of the "Daily Deal" they offer, right?
But have you checked out some of their tutorials?
I didn't know what I was missing...
and this video
is just too cool.
I can't wait to give it a try this weekend.
See just like that...
something fun to look forward to...
that and a good game of Domino's!

(I might not have added this correctly... let me know, if you know how)

18 comments:

PunkiePie said...

Now THAT is totally clever! Thank you for sharing!!

Cheryll said...

I'm working on a pinwheel quilt now using this tutorial. It works great! Be sure to let us know how you like it.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

This is quick way, BUT and I am STRESSING this..............If you make pinwheels in this way the outside edges of your block are on the BIAS.......for beginners this can make a very funky wavy quilt!!!! SO know you are forewarned, treat them carefully! I much prefer 2 squares each of lights and darks sewn across diagonals 1/4" from center line then cut in half on line.

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing..this is one I will have to try!

Petit Design Co. said...

wow, that was super easy!

barb's creations said...

I've also seen this video and just this week have taken delivery of two charm packs in Bella solids in white and can't wait to try this method :) Barb.

Darlene said...

I saw that recently and couldn't believe how clever and quick it was. I love their tutorials.

Cindy said...

Wow! What a great tutorial...I can't wait to try it!

Sandy said...

Wow, that was awesome! I can't wait to try it on a halloween quilt that I want to make with pinwheels. Yeah!

an encourager said...

hey, thanks!

Just Ramblin' said...

I saw this some time ago and couldn't believe how easy and simple. Why didn't I think of that.
I've made several and love the method. Nola

Rebecca P said...

That is a great method, I did that in a class I took one time.
I just love Missouri Star quilt Co. They have great ideas.

annieb said...

Thanks for sharing- it is a great way to show off some beautiful fabric with those large blocks.

Mariliz said...

I love this...I will have to try it, I already have a few charms packs ready.

Cindy said...

Isn't this an awesome way to do pinwheels?? I can't believe how easy it is. I use this all the time now. It's addicting!!

Kim said...

I thought the same thing as Cyndi about the bias edge being on the outside, but I also remember hearing a speaker at a guild meeting talking about sewing bias edges to bias edges--it really does work without the quilt getting crazy. I'd like to hear what you think when you've tried it.

Karin said...

darn, I thought I invented that technique, LOL. I put a tutorial on my blog in April - I hadn't seen the technique before that though.
http://quiltfrenzy.blogspot.com/2010/04/tutorial-pinwheel-block-from-2-charm.html

Michelle said...

AWESOME tutorial! Thank you for sharing, I would have never known.