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Pieced Pinwheels

Don't stop with the quilt! Give your bedroom a makeover with this pieced ensemble, including a pillow sham, bedskirt, and valance.
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1. Cut and piece the muslin 3x42" strips to make the following:
2--3x90-1/2" outer border strips
4--3x80-1/2" middle and outer border strips
4--3x70-1/2" inner and middle border strips
2--3x60-1/2" inner border strips

2. Layer two bright floral 3-3/8x42" strips with right sides together and press as before. Cut the layered strips into 12 layered 3-3/8" squares.

3. Cut each pair of layered 3-3/8" squares in half diagonally to make 24 pairs of layered triangles. Stitch 1/4" from the diagonal edges of each triangle pair; press open to make 24 triangle-squares. Each triangle-square should measure 3" square, including the seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining bright floral strips to make a total of 240 triangle-squares.

5. Sew the long muslin inner border strips to the long edges of the pieced quilt center. Then join the short muslin inner border strips to the short edges of the pieced quilt center. Press the seam allowances toward the inner border.

6. Sew together 30 triangle-squares to make a pieced long border strip. Press the seam allowances in one direction. Repeat to make a second pieced long border strip. Sew the pieced long border strips to the long edges of the quilt center. Press the seam allowances toward the inner border.

7. Sew together 26 triangle-squares to make a pieced short border strip. Press the seam allowances in one direction. Repeat to make a second pieced short border strip. Sew the pieced short border strips to the short edges of the quilt center. Press the seam allowances toward the inner border.

8. Sew the long muslin middle border strips to the long edges of the pieced quilt center. Then join the short muslin middle border strips to the short edges of the pieced quilt center. Press the seam allowances toward the middle border.

9. Sew together 34 triangle-squares to make a pieced long border strip. Press the seam allowances in one direction. Repeat to make a second pieced long border strip. Sew the pieced long border strips to the long edges of the quilt center. Press the seam allowances toward the middle border.

10. Sew together 30 triangle-squares to make a pieced short border strip. Press the seam allowances in one direction. Repeat to make a second pieced short border strip. Sew the pieced short border strips to the short edges of the quilt center. Press the seam allowances toward the middle border.

11. Sew the long muslin outer border strips to the long edges of the pieced quilt center. Then join the short muslin outer border strips to the short edges of the pieced quilt center to complete the quilt top. Press the seam allowances toward the outer border.

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