Winter Pinwheel Quilt Pattern


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!


This is a free pattern, but if you would like to donate to help cover the cost of operating my blog, I’d appreciate it!



  • 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).

2. Layer the two squares right sides together and sew around the edges a 1/4″.

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.)

4. Open your triangle squares and press seams toward the darker fabric. Trim triangle-squares to 6-1/2″ square.

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.)

If you make this pattern, I’d love to see it! Post it on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram!

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