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03 February 2011

Lotsa Pinwheels...

I've had a couple of 'Fresh Cottons' charm packs sitting on my shelf for a while and finally decided to cut into them.

I'm not normally a fan of this type of fabric but I have to say I'm really enjoying playing with it.

It's got a spring-like girly-ness of it. Don't you think?


Do you cut the little 'ears' when making your pinwheels or just leave them?

I would also love to hear any great tips you have on how to reduce the bulk of that pinwheel centre.

6 comments:

  1. They are rather pretty fabrics and do look very elegant. I get rid of the ear, they cause too much bulk. I trick I learnt is to rotate the seams around the centre and then you get a little circular centre that opens out flat. It works for star blocks so should work just the same for pinwheels. Good luck!

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  2. Your pinwheels are lovely. The fabrics do look fresh and spring-like and should make up into a really cute quilt.

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  3. I like these fabrics, pretty pinwheels! I haven't made many pinwheels, but on the ones I did, I cut the ears.

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  4. I always cut the ears off - just don't like them and they cause extra bulk. Some people open up their seams when doing pinwheels but I don't find that helps much.

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  5. Unfortunately I don't have any tips, but I really do like those fabrics!

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  6. You have a very lovely Blog.
    Greetings from Germany,
    Evelyn

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