16 blocks that start as pinwheels

This is one very special technique that yields many different blocks.

Some of the blocks are even traditional blocks such as churn dash and monkey wrench.

You can make them in different sizes.

Learn in just over 3 minutes and have a look at many of the variations.

Disappearing pinwheel block sampler quilt

I made a Disappearing pinwheel block sampler quilt with 11 different variations of the block. Have a look at the block and tutorial:

Quilt size

56 inches x 42 inches.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Disappearing pinwheel sampler video tutorial


  1. You have the best website. I have been using it for years and love the utube… spectacular… wish I could sew with you!!!!!!

    Jean Vassallo mizener

    Sent from my iPad



  2. I’ve only been watching you for the past year. Since I’m just getting back into quilting. I absolutely love everything you post on YouTube and make.


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