Grab two squares and let’s sew up a super simple and cute quilt block! The disappearing pinwheel starts off as a pinwheel and then with some shuffling and cutting, it becomes a double pinwheel (with a pinwheel in the center).
2 squares that are equal in size
I used two squares that are 10″ x 10″ one background, one color / print fabric
*Fabric used is Michael Miller – All American – check out all the fun prints here!
Disappearing Pinwheel – Arrow Video
Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt Block – Arrow
1- Lay right sides together the two squares.
2- Sew around ALL FOUR sides 1/4″ seam
3- Using a ruler, cut from corner to corner – repeat with other opposite corners
4- Open and press the four half square triangles
5- Sew the pinwheel together and press
6- Using your ruler, line up the outside edge to 4″ on the ruler and cut
7- Rotate the block (or the cutting mat to keep things straight), and cut 4″ from the edge on ALL four sides
8- Square up the each of the blocks to 4″ x 4″
9- Lay the block out and sew together
More Disappearing Quilt Block Tutorials:
This block is used in the Patriotic Pinwheel Quilt Pattern – you can find in the shop! It includes 2 disappearing pinwheel quilt blocks and is great for your layer cakes!