The days sure fly by don’t they? I’m trying to soak up my little 13 month old…this is one of my favorite ages. We even match.
I’m just finishing up a new table runner. I haven’t made pinwheels in so long…I forgot how much I love them. It took all my willpower not to stay up all night making a quilt top.
I used this much loved method (see it in action here!). Basically you put 2 squares together, sew 1/4″ around the edges and make 2 diagonal cuts to make the half square triangles.
The only thing I don’t like about this method is your left with bias edges that stretch really easy and distort. To prevent that, I starched my starting squares a lot…and my half square triangles turned out perfect.
So perfect I didn’t even have to square them up…just trim off the little seam ears with scissors.
And if I zoomed out on that picture you’d see…
…they are a permanent fixture on our floor. Random fact.
Here are the starting squares sizes and the finished pinwheel sizes I got from them. My pinwheels were squared up very slightly…the 7″ pinwheel was probably closer to 7 1/4″, but this is about the (un)finished size of pinwheels you can expect after squaring.
It’s a great way to use up leftover charm and layer cake squares!