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Pinwheel Flurry

Combine machine appliqué and machine piecing to produce this lively quilt featuring 1930s reproduction prints.


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Designer: Cathryn Tallman-Evans



•    4-7⁄8 yards of solid white for blocks

•    5⁄8 yard of green-and-white polka dot for blocks and sashing

•    1-1⁄4 yards of red-and-white polka dot for blocks, sashing, and binding

•    5-5⁄8 yards total of assorted prints in blue, yellow, pink, red, purple, green, and white for blocks and sashing

•    1⁄4 yard each of four black prints for blocks and sashing

•    1⁄4 yard of solid black for blocks

•    7-3⁄4 yards of backing fabric

•    93" square of quilt batting

•    Black cotton thread: 30-weight for needle; 60-weight for bobbin

•    Water-soluble fabric glue stick

•    Freezer paper (optional)


Finished quilt top: 86-1⁄2" square

Finished Black-Eyed Susan block: 16" square

Finished sashing block: 4-1⁄2" square


Quantities specified for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. 

All measurements include a 1⁄4" seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.