Sounds fun right? It is thanks to Jenny Doan. I love her Youtube videos, and have had the pleasure of meeting her a few times, learned to make easy and perfect pinwheels. I am bringing back a project that my grandkids loved growing up( a mere 15 plus years). It is a blanket with a pocket on the back. When not used it folds up and tucks into the pocket to make a pillow. I am making some for our craft fairs coming up in June. They will be lap quilt size and perfect sizes for sleep overs.
If you haven’t seen Jenny’s video, and struggle to get on point pinwheels here is a quick overview of how to do it.
- I used 6″ squares, placing a print and a solid (white) face to face together.
- Sew all around the edges. All 4 sides.
- Cut diagonally twice to make 4 triangles.
- Open up and press open.
- Place together making a pinwheel. Perfect points. Can’t miss.
I then put a border around them and this is the finished top. I will bind it with a bright gold.Fun colors make a great pinwheel.
Do you have a favorite short cut pattern? I would love to see it. Have a wonderful day.