Sew Simple Pinwheels: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century

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Karin Hellaby does it again. This time it's Sew Simple Pinwheels. Karin loves playing with block techniques and finding the simplest way to stitch traditional designs. Looking at half square triangles she cut one in two, repositioned the pieces - and suddenly there was a pinwheel! Twisting, flipping and using different color schemes gave her all sorts of new designs, including some fascinating borders. Teaches simple pinwheels, no corners simple pinwheels and curved pinwheels. Follow Karin's step-by-step ...

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Overview

Karin Hellaby does it again. This time it's Sew Simple Pinwheels. Karin loves playing with block techniques and finding the simplest way to stitch traditional designs. Looking at half square triangles she cut one in two, repositioned the pieces - and suddenly there was a pinwheel! Twisting, flipping and using different color schemes gave her all sorts of new designs, including some fascinating borders. Teaches simple pinwheels, no corners simple pinwheels and curved pinwheels. Follow Karin's step-by-step instructions to make quick new pinwheels in new, creative designs. Choose straight blases or curved blades. Lean to make and add spool centers or embellish with yo-yos. Fabulous new technique to bind your quilt in just 30 mintures. Sew Simple Pinwheels uses 5'' and 10'' square precuts with very little waste. Patterns and instructions for selected projects included. Others available online from the author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780954092887
  • Publisher: Quilters Haven Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Pages: 16
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Karin Hellaby is the owner of a quilt shop, Quilters Haven, in Suffolk UK housed in a building that dates, in part, to the 1470s. She is a graduate Textiles teacher who enjoys traveling and giving classes all over the world. As well as writing books, Karin has contributed articles to all the UK quilting magazines. Karin is an adviser for Arena Travel, a specialist holiday company that has arranged holidays for quilters in Europe and America. In 1998 Karin was the winner of the Michael Kile Scholarship, and International Retailer of the Year.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

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    Pinwheels - my favorite block

    One of my favorite blocks is the pinwheel. Maybe it is because it makes me think of the pinwheel toy I had as a child and held out the window of the car to “power” it.

    The author shows you how to create a pinwheel using Charm Squares. Once sewn, you can play with the layout and have lots of looks. She even shows how to make curved pinwheels without having to cut curve blocks. I have been using this technique to make Cathedral Window blocks and it is ultra simple.

    She also shows how to create spool blocks and yo-yos or as the English call them – Suffolk Puffs! Using these three items and turning the blocks in various directions, you can make many different looking quilts, wall hangings and table runners.

    There aren’t many patterns in this book as it is one that promotes your own creativity. Ms. Hellaby shows you the basics and then turns you free to create your own styles. What better way for a quilter to be than creative!

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