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Beginners Pinwheel Table Runner Quilt-Along: Piecing

Beginners Pinwheel Table Runner Quilt-Along Piecing
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. This portion of the quilt-along includes instructions for piecing the top of the table runner. Watch the video below to see how Christian puts together the quilt top.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size14 inches wide x 38 inches long

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced

Beginner

MATERIALS:

Materials for this project are listed in the Introduction to the quilt-along.

For this part of the quilt-along, I have installed in my machine the 1/4-inch guide foot and a size 75 quilting needle.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Cutting directions and tips for choosing fabrics are outline in the Introduction to the quilt-along.

Create your pinwheel blocks: 

  1. Take one of each color triangle and put them right sides together. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance along the long side of the triangle. Press open your seam allowance.
     
  2. Repeat for all triangles. You will now have 12 squares.
     
  3. Take 4 of the squares and arrange them into a pinwheel pattern.
     
  4. Take 2 of the squares from the pattern you have just laid out and, keeping them in pattern, place them right sides together. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance along the middle seam, so that when opened you will keep the pinwheel pattern.
     
  5. Repeat for the other 2 squares in the pinwheel pattern.
     
  6. Take the two resulting pieces, place them right sides together, and sew with a 1/4" seam allowance so that when pressed open, you will have a pinwheel design. Press open seam allowances.
     
  7. Repeat for the remaining 8 squares to create a total of 3 pinwheel blocks.
     

Attach the borders:

  1. Take 2 of the Fabric A strips that measure 2" x 7-7/8" and place them right sides together on opposite sides of one of your pinwheels blocks. Sew along the edge with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open seam allowance.
     
  2. Repeat for the other 2 pinwheel blocks.
     
  3. Take 2 of the Fabric A strips that measure 2" x 10-3/4" and place right sides together along the other edges of the pinwheel. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open seam allowance.
     
  4. Repeat for the other two pinwheel blocks


Put the blocks together: 

  1. Take 2 of the remaining strips of Fabric D that measure 2" x 10-3/4" and place them right sides together along opposite sides of one of the bordered pinwheel blocks. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open seam allowance.
     
  2. Take a second pinwheel block and place it right sides together along the edge of one of the fabric strips already attached to the first pinwheel block. Sew with 1/4" seam allowance. Press open seam allowance.
     
  3. Repeat for the third pinwheel block.
     
  4. Take the last Fabric D strip that measures 2" x 10-3/4" and lay it right sides together along the edge of the third pinwheel block. Sew with 1/4" seam allowance. Press open seam allowance.
     

Finish the border:

  1. Take the 2 pieces of Fabric D that measure 2" x by 37-1/4" and place them right sides together along either side of the pinwheel blocks.
     
  2. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.
     
  3. Press open seam allowance.


You’ve just created the top to your table runner! Post your photos in the FaveQuilts Flickr group using the tag #beginnersquiltalong to share your progress with other participants!

 

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