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Beginners Pinwheel Table Runner Quilt-Along: Introduction

Pinwheel Quilt Table Runner

Quilt along with us and learn how to make your very first quilt project! In this video series, Christian Tamez will teach us how to make a pinwheel quilt table runner. The introduction includes a materials list and cutting directions for the project. Watch the videos to see Christian's introduction to the quilt-along and his advice for choosing quilt fabric for this project.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size14 inches wide x 38 inches long

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced



  • Rotary cutter, self-healing mat, and quilting ruler
  • 1/4 yd. Fabric A for pinwheel borders
  • 1/4 yd. Fabric B for pinwheel
  • 1/4 yd. Fabric C for pinwheel
  • 3/4 yd. Fabric D for sashing and backing
  • Batting - cotton batting is preferred; you will need enough to cut two 14" x 38" pieces
  • 1/4-inch guide foot for sewing machine
  • Thread in a coordinating color
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Walking foot for sewing machine
  • Optional: size 75 and 90 quilting needles for sewing machine


Cutting Directions:

Before cutting, pre-wash and dry all of your fabrics and iron them as flat as can be.

From Fabric D, cut:

  • Two 2" x 37-1/4" strips
  • Four 2" x 10-3/4" strips
  • One 14" x 38" piece for the back

From Fabric A, cut:

  • Six 2" x 10-3/4" strips
  • Six 2" x 7-7/8" strips

From Fabric B, cut:

  • Six 4-1/2" squares

From Fabric C, cut:

  • Six 4-1/2” squares

From batting, cut:

  • Two 14" x 38" pieces

Note: If you prefer you can reduce the layers of batting down to just one.

After you have cut all of the 4-1/2" squares, cut them across the diagonal (point to point) and turn them into triangles.

Post a photo of your fabric choices in the FaveQuilts Flickr group using the tag #beginnersquiltalong to share your progress with other participants!


Choosing Fabrics:

Learn how to piece the top in Part 2 of the Beginners Pinwheel Table Runner Quilt-Along.

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