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Paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

This block is made with half square triangles (HSTs) and squares.

It’s a beginner quilt block.

How to make a paper pinwheel quilt block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

Block size

12 1/2 inches.


  • 1 white 5 1/2 inch square
  • 1 dark red 5 1/2 inch square
  • 2 medium red 5 1/2 inch squares
  • 8 white 3 1/2 inch squares

This block looks best when both fabrics have high contrast and the darker fabric is only used in the four  half square triangles in the centre of the block. This gives a more 3D look.

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

Video tutorial: paper pinwheel quilt block

Paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial


  1. Love this block and tutorial…thanks for sharing. I’ll be using this info when I create quilts for Ronald McDonald House.

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  2. Thank you for this demo. I think you need to write a new book!!


    Express Gratitude, Seek Excellence, Be Extraordinary ~~It is well with my soul~~

    Get glowing! The world needs your sparkle!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Teresa,
    I love that you show the fabric requirements at the beginning. It’s much easier to watch the demonstration of how it goes together when we don’t have to watch several times just to get the fabrics written down.
    This is an awesome and very simple quilt block! Thank you so much for sharing! I will definitely be making this in several color combinations!

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  4. Your videos are so helpful. I also have you book Turnaround. Im learning from your videos all the time. Keep up the great work for us out here in quilting land.
    Gayle. Aus.

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