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    Default Making pinwheels

    Hi everyone!

    I have a question. Iím making some pinwheels for a quilt. Iím making the HSTís over sized. Do I trim the triangles first before seeing them into pinwheels or after the pinwheels are made? Help, please! Thank you!
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    Default Re: Making pinwheels

    Trim them before you assemble the pinwheel.
    Sherri

    "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Making pinwheels

    Each block should be trimmed to the same measurement. When making HSTs, I add 5/8" to the desired size so I have plenty of "wiggle room" for trimming.

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    Default Re: Making pinwheels

    and when you trim, be sure to place the 45 degree line on your ruler on the diagonal seam line. this would have your trim two sides and turn your block and place ruler again and then trim the other two sides. you probably won't need to trim much off but they need to be the exact size. have fun!!

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    You probably know not to do this, but I was making pinwheels for a quilt and by accident sewed some of them spinning opposite of the others. Makes it hard to create a quilt with a limited supply of fabrics ( as in charm squares!) if you have to sew a half dozen over because they are spinning the wrong direction. Just thought I'd mention it.

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    Default Re: Making pinwheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
    You probably know not to do this, but I was making pinwheels for a quilt and by accident sewed some of them spinning opposite of the others. Makes it hard to create a quilt with a limited supply of fabrics ( as in charm squares!) if you have to sew a half dozen over because they are spinning the wrong direction. Just thought I'd mention it.
    I have learned that one has to sew with the same side up every time.

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    Default Re: Making pinwheels

    I do have limited fabric and wanted to make sure I’m doing them right! Thanks Jean!
    Shirley

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    Default Re: Making pinwheels

    Hi
    you probably got your hst method rolling now, but just watched Rob from man sewing gears quilt he shows how to make half square triangles another way, thought would pass on. 6 mins17
    Last edited by 201 Treadler; March 12th, 2018 at 04:35 PM.

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