Make It Your Way! Quilt Along: Lesson 8 of 12

Sherri Bain Driver & Valerie Uland | Runtime (7 min)


Join McCall’s Quilting associate editor Sherri Bain Driver and web editor Valerie Uland as they show you how to make a stunning sampler lap quilt adapted from a design by Candace Hassen. In this episode you’ll learn how to make the Pinwheel Block. Use a half and quarter ruler and pins to make the pinwheel blocks. Sherri and Valerie demonstrate how to precisely match the “magic x” of two units. You’ll also learn several pressing tips to reduce the bulk created at the intersection of 8 fabrics meeting at the center point.

Our quilt along features the lap size quilt that measures 68 1/2″ x 80 1/2″. Candace Hassen’s original larger Make It Your Way! quilt pattern measures 89 1/2″ x 101 1/2″; if you prefer to make the larger version, please purchase the McCall’s Quilting special issue, America Quilts for the Home, available now in our Quilt and Sew Shop—click here. Quilt along with more McCall’s at!

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