August 23, 2014 by bridgitgillis
I used leftover fall fabric to make this simple pinwheel wall hanging.
1. Cut three 6-inch squares of prominent material. (My dark leaf squares)
2. Cut one square each of various materials.
3. Cut all squares into the pinwheel pattern, making 4 equal cuts- an X and a +.
4. Figure out your desired pattern and sew together with a quarter inch seam allowance.
5. Trim squares so that they are even.
6. Cut 1-1/2 inch strips for the black border and 2-1/2 inch strips for the outside border. I chose to add 2-1/2 inch squares on the corners. Simply sew the squares to the ends of two of the strips.
7. Add a light batting and back. I chose to machine quilt a simple square along the black border. Since the wall hanging isn’t large, not much quilting is needed.
8. Add binding. I chose to make my own. Cut strips 1-1/2 inch wide and sew multiple strips together until you have more than what you need. (Binding can be deceptive!) Iron the strips by meeting the raw edges in the middle. This will make your binding.