Need a quick-to-make quilt for seasonal decor or a gift? This table runner uses simple squares and a fast method for making Pinwheel blocks for beautiful decor in no time!
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- 6–10″ squares of assorted blue fabrics
- 1/2 yard backing fabric
- 18×42″ rectangle of batting
Finished quilt: 12-1/25×36-1/2″
Assemble the Pinwheel Block:
1. Gather two 10″ squares (I used a dark and a light to help my Pinwheel block have more contrast).
3. Cut the sewn squares twice on the diagonal in an X to form four triangle squares. (Note: This method for making four matching triangle-squares from two squares leaves your raw edges on the bias. I spray my pieces with starch to help them hold their shape while I’m sewing.)
5. Arrange your four triangle squares in a Pinwheel shape.
6. Sew triangle-squares together in pairs. Press seams in opposite directions
7. Sew pairs together to form one Pinwheel block. Press seam in one direction. The Pinwheel block should be 12-1/2″ square including seam allowances.
8. Repeat Steps 1-7 to make two more Pinwheel blocks. (You can make as many blocks as you’d like! I lined up three for a table runner, but you should do four for a square table topper or more for a larger quilt.)
9. Sew your blocks together and press seams in one direction. Layer your backing, batting, and quilt top. Quilt as desired. (I added simple diagonal lines.)