Pinwheel Quilt: Backing

Okay, so your quilt top is finally finished and you need to create backing and binding for it.  I did an earlier post on how much fabric you’ll need, so this part isn’t particularly difficult. The hardest part is picking your fabric. Given that the top of this quilt is pretty simple — two colors,…

Pinwheel Quilt: Assembling your Quilt Top

In my last post, we went over how to make a pinwheel block. Once you’ve made all 105 of those and cut out your 184 solid blocks, all that’s left is to assemble your quilt top. Every quilt pattern I’ve ever read has had instructions on how to assemble a quilt top, and what I’ve…

Pinwheel Quilt: How to Make a Pinwheel Block

The beauty of the Pinwheel Quilt is that it is so simple. There are only two kinds of squares in the pinwheel quilt — the pinwheel block, and the white square block. In this post, you’ll learn how to create the pinwheel block using a method that is easy and creates great results every time. The…

Pinwheel Quilt: Calculate your Fabric Amounts

As you may know, there are three parts (not including batting) to each quilt: quilt top, quilt backing, and quilt binding fabric. Below is a detailed explanation of how I calculate yardage needs for the pinwheel quilt (as well as general calculation methods I use for all quilts). I know it’s not thrilling reading, but if…