I was going to start some applique yesterday - guess what? - Pages 17 - 30 in a new book were missing and they were the pages I needed. Bad luck - so I decided I will do a little demo for those who wanted to know, on how to make perfect pinwheels (as I've said before, is anything perfect?)!
The above will become an 8" potholder - a first for me! This is not a copy, but I will say, I have been inspired by Nanette of Freda's Hive in my selection of cutesy fabrics! I have quite a nice stash of them these days . Thanks, Nanette!
One needs 4 squares of chosen fabrics with a diagonal line, corner to corner, drawn on the lighter fabric. My finished pinwheel is going to be 4" (that is 4-1/2" with seam allowances), so each half needs to be 2", plus 1/2" seam allowance, plus 3/4", making the squares 3-1/4". These allowances can be applied to all sizes of pinwheels.