Tutorial: The Pinwheel Block

Pinwheel Duo

Good Afternoon to you!

With a comforting mug of tea settling next to the keyboard and my written notes laid out before me, let’s explore the latest instalment in my quilt block tutorials – the Pinwheel Block!

Inspired by a block in the book ‘500 Quilt Blocks’ by Lynne Goldsworthy & Kerry Green, the Pinwheel Block is deceptively easy!

Here’s what you need to do to make this block!

Measurement & cutting instructions

(This block only requires two contrasting fabrics.)

Cut x2: 6″ squares from one fabric for the corners

Cut x2: 4.5″ squares from each fabric for the HSTs*

Final block size: 25.4cm or 10″ square.

And as always, let me know if you’re going to give this block go! You can email your lovely pictures to this address: 3and3quarters@gmail.com

Happy Sewing Friends!


PS. Regarding my Christmas videos: These will begin in December, with the first one due to come out on Wednesday the 3rd! Then every Sunday & Wednesday upload, until the end of the month will be Christmassy related! Whoo! (This is just incase I didn’t really explain it well enough in the video!) I hope you will all enjoy the ideas and projects I have in store!

*HSTs = Half Square Triangles


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5 thoughts on “Tutorial: The Pinwheel Block”

  1. Very cute block and video! I like your buzz sidekick:). What is your favorite type of thread that you use? Weight?? Have a wonderful day and look forward to your videos! Cheers Sharon

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    1. Thanks! Yes, Buzz is always my constant companion in my sewing room and I love it! 🙂
      I’m not all that fussed about threads. But in saying that, I tend to always use Gutermann Polyester thread in an off white/cream colour when I’m piecing and polyester or cotton when I’m quilting.


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