Beginners Pinwheel Table Runner Quilt-Along: Introduction
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
- 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
- Walking foot for sewing machine
- Optional: size 75 and 90 quilting needles for sewing machine
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!
Learn how to piece the top in Part 2 of the Beginners Pinwheel Table Runner Quilt-Along.