1p PDF pinwheel quilt pattern - a great scrapbuster project!

1p PDF pinwheel quilt pattern - a great scrapbuster project!


This is a 1p downloadable pdf pattern which has been previously published elsewhere. It is not a kit. The file size is 8.8MB.

The only reason it costs 1p is because my website listing won't let me list anything free! I'll be donating the 1p to charity.

'There’s no better excuse for a good fabric clear out than a scrap quilt! My scrappy pinwheel quilt used up hundreds of 4in and 10cm charm squares in my scrap bag and uses the easy triangle square method. A multicoloured striped border calms and frames the exuberant spinning pinwheels, with mitred corners to show off the stripe. It’s difficult to decide which is better - the fun of deliberately mismatching fabrics for the maximum scrappy look or the pleasure of making a quilt top out of (almost) nothing! Why not arrange some swaps with friends and all have a good clear out? My squares are all oriental fabrics, but scrap quilts work with any fabrics you like. Finished size 74in x 66in approx.'


Skill level - just above beginner to intermediate.

You Will Need:

  • 4in squares (see Fabric Tips below) – 288 arranged in pairs i.e. two squares of each fabric & 48 single squares
  • striped or other patterned cotton for mitred border* - two 78in x 71⁄2in strips two 70in x 71⁄2in strips
  • sewing thread to tone with patchwork
  • quilting thread (shaded thread is good for scrap quilts)
  • rotary cutting equipment
  • 61⁄2in wide quilting ruler, for trimming blocks
  • 74in x 66in wadding – I used an 80/20 cotton polyester blend
  • 74in x 66in backing fabric (may be seamed)
  • 280in (minimum) x 21⁄4in strips cut across the fabric, for double binding – or use a different binding method if you prefer.

* For a border with butted corners, cut two 741⁄2 in x 71⁄2in and two 65 7/8in.x 71⁄2in strips


The second photo shows the quilting pattern and marking equipment.  You need a 4in circle template to mark this pattern, plus quilt marking pens or pencils that will show on both light and dark fabrics.


  • Pattern usage conditions

    This is a 1p (penny) pattern that you may print for your own use or to share with friends.  It must not be printed for resale.

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