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Pinwheel Playtime

Make a charming quilt for the little person who is always on the move. Combine one or two Pinwheel units into blocks and add solid red sashing strips for this throw. Fabrics are from the Speedway collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.


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Inspired by Pinwheel Pillows from designer Jody Sanders

Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller



•    3-1⁄3 yards total assorted prints in black, blue, gray, white, lime green, orange, and yellow (blocks)

•    1 yard solid red (sashing, border)

•    1⁄2 yard binding print

•    3 yards backing fabric

•    61×74" batting


Finished quilt: 52-3⁄4×65-1⁄2"

Finished blocks: 11-1⁄2" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seams toward darker fabric.