Triple Play: Three New 3D Pinwheel Projects with Jenny, Natalie & Misty from Missouri Star

Triple Play: Three New 3D Pinwheel Projects with Jenny, Natalie & Misty from Missouri Star


Jenny: Hi everybody, it’s Triple Play week.
And we are so excited to have you. I’m Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. And
I’m here today with? Natalie: Natalie
Jenny: And? Misty: Misty
Jenny: And we have three awesome new projects to show you. So on Triple Play week, what
we do is we take something that we’ve actually done before and give you more ideas because
once you know the skill, it’s awesome to be able to use that skill in more ways. So
this Block magazine came out, let’s see it was Volume Six, Issue Two in 2019. It was
our Celebration issue. And you can see this cute little runner on the cover. I mean it
just came out and it was so cute and we realized we’d never done an actual tutorial on it.
Misty, you did a live on it, didn’t you? Misty: I did, yes.
Jenny: And people love it because it’s such a quick, easy idea. So this is the original
runner that’s on the cover of Block. But we have come up with three new projects for
you. Misty: Yay!
Jenny: And we hope you’re going to love them. So I’m going to hang this one up and
Natalie I’m going to let you go next and introduce your project. Natalie: Ok, great. So I created this cute
little wall hanging. It uses one charm pack of print and one charm pack of solids. If
you wanted to, you could add fabric and make it bigger. Shall we hang this one up as well?
Misty: Yep, let’s do it. Jenny: I’m going to hang this one this way
I think. Natalie and Misty: OK.
Natalie: Ok, great, let’s get started. So to make these blocks
Jenny: That’s so cute, Natalie. Misty: It is so cute.
Natalie: Ya I love it. And so what I did is I put a large one here and then a little one
that joins in between the two, the other two blocks. So we start with these ones. And to
make those you just do the pinwheel in the traditional
Jenny: Honestly, if they’ve never made one of these, this is going to be piece of cake.
Misty: It’s so fun. Jenny: This is so fun.
Natalie: So easy. So I start by pressing my print squares in half. You just use five inch
squares. Jenny: Misty can do your pressing for you.
That’s what you get when you’re in the middle, you know.
Misty: I’m happy to. Natalie: Alright. I need all four of them
pressed. And then I also press this over at the same time. So that they’re all nice
and square. Misty: Alright, these here?
Natalie: Yep, I’m going to do a green one. And then you lay this piece right in your
bottom right corner. And then I’m waiting. Jenny: It’s also interesting to watch how
these girls put theirs together because we all have different ways of sewing. And I would
have laid out my four gray squares like a four patch.
Natalie: So you can. You can. But what I’ve found to be super easy for me is just to do
these two and then the other ones I’ll do identical and then when I flip it, it’s
opposite corners. Jenny: So different brains all think different
ways and we all learn differently and that’s what’s fun to me about this Triple Play
is that we’re all going to show you a different, a different way.
Natalie: Right, right.So if you lay them out like this, what you’re going to do is sandwich
them together. So I actually just put it together, you know, this one is, they’re like fold
facing. And then stitch down this side. Jenny: Do you want me to sew?
Natalie: That would be great. Jenny: Alright.
Natalie: This will go together really fast. We’ll do this again with the second set.
Jenny: Now I’ve also seen people who stitch like ⅛ of an inch
Misty: That’s what I do. Jenny: Along, oh ok so I’m already giving
your secret away. Misty: Yep.
Natalie: Yes Misty stitches hers down ahead of time.
Jenny: I’ve also seen people glue, use a glue stick to attach that.
Misty: That’s a fun idea. Natalie: I’ve found that just laying them
on top of each other like this in an opposite direction goes together pretty easy. So here’s
your next one. Jenny: So I actually think you should go through,
just iron one more of those pieces and go through that folding one more time. Well,
they’ll see it on all of ours, won’t they? Natalie: Yep, yep.
Jenny: Alright, press that one. Natalie: Ok, and I’m going to cut, these
are, these are the pieces I’m going to use for these little white ones in between. And
I’m going to cut both of these into 2 ½ inch squares from my five inch square because
I want to use opposite colors. I don’t necessarily want them all to match. And then
Jenny: Did you plan for these to be opposite? Natalie: Yes
Jenny: Oh awesome. Natalie: Yes.
Jenny: I would have been like look how good I did.
Natalie: I know, so if you do them the same facing upright and sideways, when you flip
it, when you put the next one on it will automatically be opposite.
Jenny: Oh that is awesome. Natalie: So you don’t really have to think
about it too much. You can strip piece or chain piece this whole project.
Jenny: Ya chain piece. Natalie: It’s just pretty simple when you
do it that way. Jenny: Now some of you, one of the concerns
people are going to have is they’re going to say, that’s a whole lot of fabric to
sew through. Well let me tell you, this, your sewing machine can go through fingers, metal
rulers. It will go through a little fabric so don’t worry about that too much.
Natalie: There are things that help though. So like if it’s really thick and it’s
bothering you, you can press your seams open. That helps a lot.
Jenny: Absolutely. Natalie: It also helps a lot to make sure
that your seams are going in opposite directions so that the bulk is more evenly distributed.
But really I didn’t have any trouble. And you can pin or you can stitch down ahead of
time. Misty: There we go.
Natalie: Alright so let’s press these ones also into the
Misty: The exact same? Natalie: Yep, into little triangles and then
flip the fold over. Misty: Alright.
Natalie: And we’ll get started laying these out because this is how this entire quilt
is assembled. So while Misty is pressing the little pinwheels for the centers, which by
the way is the same as the large ones, I’m going to talk about layout. So this one is
a little bit tricky because you’ll see that we have intersecting pinwheels in all of these.
So we’re going to put them together in rows. And this row doesn’t have any at the top
so we’re just going to start with these two guys down here. The next row, you’re
going to have two pinwheels halfs here and here and here. And then the bottom is the
same as the top with just one side. So you really do want to lay the whole thing out.
Make sure you put your little white baby pinwheels where they go.
Jenny: There will be a diagram. Natalie: Yes, follow the diagram. And it is
easier to put it together in rows because that’s just, it just makes for easier sewing.
So we’ll take these top three. Jenny: Shall we move this stuff out of the
way? Natalie: Sure, we can slide some things over.
Can you guys see this real well? Jenny: There we go.
Natalie: So these three will go this way and we’ll put our little pinwheels here. These
are the pieces. This one goes there. And they don’t have to be the same. They can all
be different if you want. You don’t have to even have same colors. You can mix and
match and scrap it up. And then you can see that your next row will also get little pinwheel
pieces on it. These, we’re going to lay out in rows. And we’re going to sew them
together in rows. And then on the second row we’re going to be adding pinwheel pieces
to both corners because this is the middle as you’ll see here. So there’s ones in
the top and bottom of both of these. And I will just keep showing these like, let’s
see, if I pull this to the middle then you can get a better idea, kind of of how that’s
going to look. And you’ll want to continue putting these on all corners.
Jenny: So the second row gets them on both sides of the blocks before
Natalie: Yes, so you want to lay it out ahead of time because some of these like this one
has them on all four sides. This one just has, you know, these two.
Jenny: Ok Natalie: So just watch the diagram, get it
all laid out ahead of time. And then when you are actually ready to sew it’s really
simple. You just fold them over, fold these over and put pins where all the little pinwheels
are and you’ll have no problems. It’s going to be great.
Jenny: This is an awesome project. Misty: So cute.
Natalie: I think it turned out really cute. It’s a lot easier than it sounds.
Jenny: It is really cute. And I love the look of it. It’s so darling. I love the two combined.
Misty: So happy. Jenny: And I love this fabric as well.
Natalie: Super cute. Jenny: So next up we have Misty. Misty: That’s Me.
Jenny: Misty I haven’t seen your project yet.
Misty: You haven’t. I made this pillow. Jenny: Oh my gosh, that’s so cute.
Misty: I just thought it would be really cute to put the little pinwheels in a circle.
Jenny: Oh my gosh that’s so darling. Misty: So I set them that way. I love it and
it’s really, really easy. Jenny: Let’s put it up here.
Misty: Ok. Sounds good. Jenny: I’ll just hold it because you know
possession is nine tenths of the law. You probably can’t, if I hold onto it tight
enough I don’t think they can take me. This is really cute.
Misty: So my pinwheels are just like the little ones that Natalie showed. I used five inch
squares. And my fabric, I used this Uncorked by Whistler Studio for Windham. It’s just
got this fun, kind of gold metallic on these rainbow colors. I thought it was really, really
cute. And I just cut my five inch squares in fourths and then made the little pinwheels
just like Natalie. So that’s what my block starts out with. The difference is I wanted
a little bit extra space on my pinwheels so I just cut my background fabric into three
inch strips. And these are on three inch squares for my background and I put four of those
together to get my pinwheel. And then the trick for this is all in the layout. And the
first piece you’re going to want to sew to that is a three by 5 ½ inch piece. And
so I just sew that onto the bottom and if we want to do that.
Jenny: Ok, again you guys are going to get patterns for all of these.
Misty: Yes. Jenny: And so what you want to remember, what
Misty just said to go over again is that she used three inch squares that she cut out of
background fabric. Misty: That’s right.
Jenny: And, but her little middle pieces are still just a five inch square cut in half.
Natalie: Do you want me to press that? Misty: Ya that would be great.
Jenny: Ya we’re here for you. Misty: I love it.
Jenny: Now you probably don’t want to use white thread with the black, typically.
Misty: No not typically. Ya, ya. Jenny: Although I have. And here’s a little
tip if you find that you have like a little white thread showing, like a little sharpie
marker. Misty: It will just take it.
Jenny: It will just take that right out. Misty: Ya it’s just gone.
Natalie: It shouldn’t show though if your tension is good.
Misty: That’s right. Jenny: It shouldn’t
Misty: Sometimes it peeks out Jenny: In theory. And my stitch is generally
just a little bigger because I don’t want to have to work hard if I have to rip.
Misty: Right. And so there are eight of these to make the circle.
Jenny: Oh so the same. Misty: So you start with eight and they’re
all exactly like this. And then on four of them for your corners you’re going to add
another strip to the side and it is three by eight inches. So this one needs one of
those. Jenny: So the block is identical?
Misty: Yep it’s identical. Jenny: And how many of those do you make?
Misty: You make eight blocks just like this one. And then on four you add that additional
three by eight inch strip. And then it’s all in the layout.
Jenny: I had no idea that was going to be that easy.
Misty: Super quick and easy. Jenny: That’s awesome. Who doesn’t want
this pillow on their couch? Misty: I know isn’t it so happy?
Jenny: It’s so cute. Misty: So then you can see we have, these
will be our corner blocks. And so we’ll start by putting this one in the corner and
then this one goes here. No wait, hold on. This one goes here. You flip it around so
that you start to get that arc. And then this one goes here. And this one looks like it
goes here. Jenny: So you’re just going to turn them
Misty: Just turning these blocks to make your circle.
Jenny: Oh man, I’m so making one of these. Misty: Isn’t it so fun? And the thing I
love about is using this setting, you can put any block here and it will just make a
little circle. Jenny: Right.
Misty: And so the middle for our measurements is a 5 ½ inch square. So that’s what I
have right here. So that goes there. Jenny: You know what, I can see this in a
whole big quilt. Misty: I know.
Jenny: All those wreaths. Misty: I know, I want to make one. And so
then this guy goes here and this one here. Jenny: You guys look at this.
Misty: Just like this. And then you just sew them together in rows. One, two, three and
then I just quilted it up or I actually had a good friend quilt it because I am not skilled
in that department and so she did some quilting Jenny: Ya we’ll talk about that.
Misty: And then I used 14 by 21 inch pieces to make kind of an overlap
Jenny: An overlap Misty: In the back. And it was just as easy
as that. No sweat. Jenny: That’s right. That’s awesome.
Misty: Isn’t that fun? Jenny: Pillows are super easy.
Natalie: I love it. Jenny: And they are really fun and I think
people get a little intimidated by them, you know, about the back.
Misty: But they shouldn’t. Ya, ya. Jenny: You know, it’s just a cross over.
Misty: Exactly, you just want to make sure you have enough fabric that it covers up whatever
you put inside. Jenny: Alright, all you all have got to get
all your stuff out of here. Misty: Alright.
Natalie: We’ll move these. Jenny: Alright now I”ve got everything cleared
off and I’m ready to go and this is my project right here.
Misty: It’s so fun. Jenny: So when we get fabric for, you know,
because it’s three times the fabric for Triple Play, we actually get to choose from,
there’s quite a few we get to choose from and sometimes we just get what we get and
we don’t throw a fit. And I love the patriotic stuff and this is, what is this fabric, Natalie?
Natalie: It’s called Freedom Batiks. Jenny: Freedom Batiks for Timeless Treasures.
And so this is a great red, white, and blue line and I used just about all of it to make
this. And so what I did, you can see my little stars right here are on the ends. Now I do
that purposely because when you make a table runner you never want to put your pretty block
here because this is where the candle goes or the bowl of fruit goes or something goes
in the middle. Misty: Pro tip.
Jenny: Yes. So the blocks you worked hard on, put at the ends and make your middle.
And originally I thought I would do little tiny squares in the middle and there weren’t
enough whites to make it work. And I felt like I was putting all reds together. So I
actually opted for leaving them whole, cutting one set in half and putting in two inch and
a half strips in this middle part. So let me talk about these end pieces and you can
hang this up here if you want. Natalie: Sure.
Jenny: These end pieces are a nine patch. And so basically what I did was I took nine
of my blue colors and laid them out like this. And in this pack there were several of each
color so I made sure they were different from, you know, end to end. Let me see here, keep
going, get some more. Oh batiks are sometimes hard to get apart. You know they kind of stick.
Natalie: Get a little rougher texture. Jenny: Ya, a little rougher texture. And they’re
probably a little hard to see on my blue mat but oh well. Alright. So then I have, my little
stars are just going to occur on these corners right here in the middles. And my little stars
are 2 ½ inch squares. And so I’m just going to cut those out of, I just need a ruler.
Natalie: Right here. Jenny: I got it.
Misty: Perfect. Jenny: I’m going to cut those out of this,
these are 2 ½ inch strips. Actually they’re leftover pieces from a project I was working
on. I know Kona makes a great those little 2 ½ packs.
Misty: Pre cuts. Ya they’re great. So convenient. Jenny: I love those. They’re so convenient.
And they’re just 2 ½ inch squares of white and black and gray that are already cut. And
since I do a lot of on the corner cutting. So I’m just going to lay my whole ruler
on here and cut these into 2 ½ inch strips. So these are, this will go away. And then
these need to be pressed into Misty: The little pinwheels.
Jenny: Yes. And so what we’re, again, what we’re going to do, I want you to look at
this carefully. Make sure you’ve got this. So we’re going to take our square, fold
it in half, just like this. And then we’re going to fold it up on the side. So on the
short side, we’re going to fold it up to the point. So it goes like this. Ok? So here’s
your fabric in half. And then we’re going to take this and on the short side we’re
going to fold it up. Now it doesn’t matter what side that you fold it up on. But you
have to do it on the same side over and over. Alright so Natalie has got some for me here.
And so I’m going to be able to lay these right along the edge. And you have seen us
sew lots of these together. So I’m just going lay them out here so you can see what
we’re doing here. Oop, that guy needs to be ironed again. And he’ll never lay down.
Misty: I think that was your finger press one
Jenny: Ya probably. See how those little corners form. And basically you’re going to sew
it together like a, you know, just like a regular old nine patch. So here’s this.
And we’ll just keep going around. And we’ll do two more here and that makes the end block.
And so it goes together really easily, really quickly. I won’t even make Misty sew it
down. Misty: Alright. I mean I’m here.
Jenny: I did use a pin. I have seen people where they put a little glue stick on here
and stick this down to make sure they don’t move. Misty also just barely on the edge,
she sewed a tiny little seam to hold these down. These are all little tricks that will
help you Misty: Ya and I mostly did it on this side
because I found this one wanted to flip up so much.
Jenny: Right. Misty: So if I just tacked this side
Jenny: Oh that’s, ya Misty: Then it would just make it easier when
I put all my blocks together. Jenny: So this side right here where everything
comes together, she did a tiny little thing and as long as it’s smaller than that quarter
of an inch it will get caught in the seam and you’ll never see it.So sometimes those
things, I like to live dangerously so always try it without first. But if it doesn’t
work, go back and put a pin in there or some glue or something on there to hold it down.
Misty: Yep. Jenny: But they work together really cute. Jenny: Now what we want to talk about here
at the very end is the quilting part of it. So I have actually seen these made where they
quilted right over the top of them. And they look fine. They look like pinwheels. But part
of the charm of this block is that these are dimensional. It’s called a 3D Pinwheel.
They’re dimensional and they stick up and that’s part of the charm. So on all of ours
we quilted them but we didn’t quilt the pinwheels down. Now Natalie’s was done,
was yours done on a regular machine? Natalie: So no, I put mine on the longarm
because I know how to longarm. Jenny: And then just cut out these areas?
Natalie: I didn’t trim out, you could use the trim out feature on your longarm machine
if you wanted to but I actually just free hand did my stipple. And what I did
Jenny: Natalie, I’m impressed. Natalie: Was if you flip it back you can see
I just pulled it back so it would go under Misty: Oh cool
Jenny: Wow Natalie: And like, let me see if I can find
one. In the middle there were places where I had to do stops and starts. LIke right here
there’s a little stop and I just did a little knot.
Jenny: Because it’s never going to show. Natalie: It’s going to be behind a pinwheel.
Misty: I love it. Jenny: I’m impressed
Natalie: So I had mine hooked up to the machine. And it looks like Misty, like this is also
machine done. Misty: It is.
Natalie: And so they probably, it looks like they have some stops and starts here, for
their trim out feature. Misty: Show it in the top.
Natalie: This is a trim out. This one is a free hand. And then Mom’s was done just
on a regular sewing machine. Jenny: A home machine. Ya can you guys see
this ok? So see the beautiful quilting. Now this was actually done on a longarm, right?
Misty: Yep. I believe so. Jenny: And then this center motif they put
in and then they did this cool corner pieces which just, I think, really makes this. Now
on mine, mine was done on a regular sewing machine and
Natalie: Echo quilted Jenny: Ya, echo quilted. Ya I suggested that
it was echo quilted. Now this is just straight line right down here. You can see these are,
we did in the ditch, we did straight line quilting. But on these I just kind of echoed
the pattern around here, you know, as it Misty: I love that it makes this little diamond
in the center. Jenny: Right. And it just, you know, it just,
I mean however you want to do it you can do it. I’m not super good at machine quilting
and so it always makes me a little terrified. And I actually had a friend do this for me.
Her name is Janet. She works here. Misty: And Janet did mine as well. So talented.
Jenny: She’s very talented with this. But because I was going to show it, but if I were
to do it myself I would probably do a lot of straight line and cross hatch because I’m
comfortable with that. But anything curly or swirvy.
Natalie: These truly are going to be custom quilt projects.
Misty: Yes. But don’t be afraid of that because like Jenny said, you can do it on
your domestic machine. There’s so many ways to finish it.
Jenny: Well and remember it’s a learned skill so you know, the one you do today is
going to give you practice for the one you do tomorrow.
Misty: Exactly Jenny: So it’s just learning how to do is
and Natalie: Well and I think it would also be
really cute to do it tied. This is a great project for tying. You could put little ties
either in between the pinwheels or in the centers. If you just put a knot.
Jenny: Or a button. A button could go in the center would be really cute.
Misty: There’s so many fun Natalie: Ways to finish this out.
Misty: So cute. Jenny: So anyway we hope you enjoyed this
Triple Play from Natalie, Misty and I on the 3D Pinwheel from the MSQC.
Triple Play Pinwheel Jenny: Hi everybody, it’s Triple Play week.
And we are so excited to have you. I’m Jenny from the MSQC. And I’m here today with?
Natalie: Natalie Jenny: And?
Misty: Misty Jenny: And we have three awesome new projects
to show you. So on Triple Play week, what we do is we take something that we’ve actually
done before and give you more ideas because once you know the skill, it’s awesome to
be able to use that skill in more ways. So this Block magazine came out, let’s see
it was Volume Six, Issue Two in 2019. It was our Celebration issue. And you can see this
cute little runner on the cover. I mean it just came out and it was so cute and we realized
we’d never done an actual tutorial on it. Misty, you did a live on it, didn’t you?
Misty: I did, yes. Jenny: And people love it because it’s such
a quick, easy idea. So this is the original runner that’s on the cover of Block. But
we have come up with three new projects for you.
Misty: Yay! Jenny: And we hope you’re going to love
them. So I’m going to hang this one up and Natalie I’m going to let you go next and
introduce your project. Natalie: Ok, great. So I created this cute
little wall hanging. It uses one charm pack of print and one charm pack of solids. If
you wanted to, you could add fabric and make it bigger. Shall we hang this one up as well?
Misty: Yep, let’s do it. Jenny: I’m going to hang this one this way
I think. Natalie and Misty: OK.
Natalie: Ok, great, let’s get started. So to make these blocks
Jenny: That’s so cute, Natalie. Misty: It is so cute.
Natalie: Ya I love it. And so what I did is I put a large one here and then a little one
that joins in between the two, the other two blocks. So we start with these ones. And to
make those you just do the pinwheel in the traditional
Jenny: Honestly, if they’ve never made one of these, this is going to be piece of cake.
Misty: It’s so fun. Jenny: This is so fun.
Natalie: So easy. So I start by pressing my print squares in half. You just use five inch
squares. Jenny: Misty can do your pressing for you.
That’s what you get when you’re in the middle, you know.
Misty: I’m happy to. Natalie: Alright. I need all four of them
pressed. And then I also press this over at the same time. So that they’re all nice
and square. Misty: Alright, these here?
Natalie: Yep, I’m going to do a green one. And then you lay this piece right in your
bottom right corner. And then I’m waiting. Jenny: It’s also interesting to watch how
these girls put theirs together because we all have different ways of sewing. And I would
have laid out my four gray squares like a four patch.
Natalie: So you can. You can. But what I’ve found to be super easy for me is just to do
these two and then the other ones I’ll do identical and then when I flip it, it’s
opposite corners. Jenny: So different brains all think different
ways and we all learn differently and that’s what’s fun to me about this Triple Play
is that we’re all going to show you a different, a different way.
Natalie: Right, right.So if you lay them out like this, what you’re going to do is sandwich
them together. So I actually just put it together, you know, this one is, they’re like fold
facing. And then stitch down this side. Jenny: Do you want me to sew?
Natalie: That would be great. Jenny: Alright.
Natalie: This will go together really fast. We’ll do this again with the second set.
Jenny: Now I’ve also seen people who stitch like ⅛ of an inch
Misty: That’s what I do. Jenny: Along, oh ok so I’m already giving
your secret away. Misty: Yep.
Natalie: Yes Misty stitches hers down ahead of time.
Jenny: I’ve also seen people glue, use a glue stick to attach that.
Misty: That’s a fun idea. Natalie: I’ve found that just laying them
on top of each other like this in an opposite direction goes together pretty easy. So here’s
your next one. Jenny: So I actually think you should go through,
just iron one more of those pieces and go through that folding one more time. Well,
they’ll see it on all of ours, won’t they? Natalie: Yep, yep.
Jenny: Alright, press that one. Natalie: Ok, and I’m going to cut, these
are, these are the pieces I’m going to use for these little white ones in between. And
I’m going to cut both of these into 2 ½ inch squares from my five inch square because
I want to use opposite colors. I don’t necessarily want them all to match. And then
Jenny: Did you plan for these to be opposite? Natalie: Yes
Jenny: Oh awesome. Natalie: Yes.
Jenny: I would have been like look how good I did.
Natalie: I know, so if you do them the same facing upright and sideways, when you flip
it, when you put the next one on it will automatically be opposite.
Jenny: Oh that is awesome. Natalie: So you don’t really have to think
about it too much. You can strip piece or chain piece this whole project.
Jenny: Ya chain piece. Natalie: It’s just pretty simple when you
do it that way. Jenny: Now some of you, one of the concerns
people are going to have is they’re going to say, that’s a whole lot of fabric to
sew through. Well let me tell you, this, your sewing machine can go through fingers, metal
rulers. It will go through a little fabric so don’t worry about that too much.
Natalie: There are things that help though. So like if it’s really thick and it’s
bothering you, you can press your seams open. That helps a lot.
Jenny: Absolutely. Natalie: It also helps a lot to make sure
that your seams are going in opposite directions so that the bulk is more evenly distributed.
But really I didn’t have any trouble. And you can pin or you can stitch down ahead of
time. Misty: There we go.
Natalie: Alright so let’s press these ones also into the
Misty: The exact same? Natalie: Yep, into little triangles and then
flip the fold over. Misty: Alright.
Natalie: And we’ll get started laying these out because this is how this entire quilt
is assembled. So while Misty is pressing the little pinwheels for the centers, which by
the way is the same as the large ones, I’m going to talk about layout. So this one is
a little bit tricky because you’ll see that we have intersecting pinwheels in all of these.
So we’re going to put them together in rows. And this row doesn’t have any at the top
so we’re just going to start with these two guys down here. The next row, you’re
going to have two pinwheels halfs here and here and here. And then the bottom is the
same as the top with just one side. So you really do want to lay the whole thing out.
Make sure you put your little white baby pinwheels where they go.
Jenny: There will be a diagram. Natalie: Yes, follow the diagram. And it is
easier to put it together in rows because that’s just, it just makes for easier sewing.
So we’ll take these top three. Jenny: Shall we move this stuff out of the
way? Natalie: Sure, we can slide some things over.
Can you guys see this real well? Jenny: There we go.
Natalie: So these three will go this way and we’ll put our little pinwheels here. These
are the pieces. This one goes there. And they don’t have to be the same. They can all
be different if you want. You don’t have to even have same colors. You can mix and
match and scrap it up. And then you can see that your next row will also get little pinwheel
pieces on it. These, we’re going to lay out in rows. And we’re going to sew them
together in rows. And then on the second row we’re going to be adding pinwheel pieces
to both corners because this is the middle as you’ll see here. So there’s ones in
the top and bottom of both of these. And I will just keep showing these like, let’s
see, if I pull this to the middle then you can get a better idea, kind of of how that’s
going to look. And you’ll want to continue putting these on all corners.
Jenny: So the second row gets them on both sides of the blocks before
Natalie: Yes, so you want to lay it out ahead of time because some of these like this one
has them on all four sides. This one just has, you know, these two.
Jenny: Ok Natalie: So just watch the diagram, get it
all laid out ahead of time. And then when you are actually ready to sew it’s really
simple. You just fold them over, fold these over and put pins where all the little pinwheels
are and you’ll have no problems. It’s going to be great.
Jenny: This is an awesome project. Misty: So cute.
Natalie: I think it turned out really cute. It’s a lot easier than it sounds.
Jenny: It is really cute. And I love the look of it. It’s so darling. I love the two combined.
Misty: So happy. Jenny: And I love this fabric as well.
Natalie: Super cute. Jenny: So next up we have Misty. Misty: That’s Me.
Jenny: Misty I haven’t seen your project yet.
Misty: You haven’t. I made this pillow. Jenny: Oh my gosh, that’s so cute.
Misty: I just thought it would be really cute to put the little pinwheels in a circle.
Jenny: Oh my gosh that’s so darling. Misty: So I set them that way. I love it and
it’s really, really easy. Jenny: Let’s put it up here.
Misty: Ok. Sounds good. Jenny: I’ll just hold it because you know
possession is nine tenths of the law. You probably can’t, if I hold onto it tight
enough I don’t think they can take me. This is really cute.
Misty: So my pinwheels are just like the little ones that Natalie showed. I used five inch
squares. And my fabric, I used this Uncorked by Whistler Studio for Windham. It’s just
got this fun, kind of gold metallic on these rainbow colors. I thought it was really, really
cute. And I just cut my five inch squares in fourths and then made the little pinwheels
just like Natalie. So that’s what my block starts out with. The difference is I wanted
a little bit extra space on my pinwheels so I just cut my background fabric into three
inch strips. And these are on three inch squares for my background and I put four of those
together to get my pinwheel. And then the trick for this is all in the layout. And the
first piece you’re going to want to sew to that is a three by 5 ½ inch piece. And
so I just sew that onto the bottom and if we want to do that.
Jenny: Ok, again you guys are going to get patterns for all of these.
Misty: Yes. Jenny: And so what you want to remember, what
Misty just said to go over again is that she used three inch squares that she cut out of
background fabric. Misty: That’s right.
Jenny: And, but her little middle pieces are still just a five inch square cut in half.
Natalie: Do you want me to press that? Misty: Ya that would be great.
Jenny: Ya we’re here for you. Misty: I love it.
Jenny: Now you probably don’t want to use white thread with the black, typically.
Misty: No not typically. Ya, ya. Jenny: Although I have. And here’s a little
tip if you find that you have like a little white thread showing, like a little sharpie
marker. Misty: It will just take it.
Jenny: It will just take that right out. Misty: Ya it’s just gone.
Natalie: It shouldn’t show though if your tension is good.
Misty: That’s right. Jenny: It shouldn’t
Misty: Sometimes it peeks out Jenny: In theory. And my stitch is generally
just a little bigger because I don’t want to have to work hard if I have to rip.
Misty: Right. And so there are eight of these to make the circle.
Jenny: Oh so the same. Misty: So you start with eight and they’re
all exactly like this. And then on four of them for your corners you’re going to add
another strip to the side and it is three by eight inches. So this one needs one of
those. Jenny: So the block is identical?
Misty: Yep it’s identical. Jenny: And how many of those do you make?
Misty: You make eight blocks just like this one. And then on four you add that additional
three by eight inch strip. And then it’s all in the layout.
Jenny: I had no idea that was going to be that easy.
Misty: Super quick and easy. Jenny: That’s awesome. Who doesn’t want
this pillow on their couch? Misty: I know isn’t it so happy?
Jenny: It’s so cute. Misty: So then you can see we have, these
will be our corner blocks. And so we’ll start by putting this one in the corner and
then this one goes here. No wait, hold on. This one goes here. You flip it around so
that you start to get that arc. And then this one goes here. And this one looks like it
goes here. Jenny: So you’re just going to turn them
Misty: Just turning these blocks to make your circle.
Jenny: Oh man, I’m so making one of these. Misty: Isn’t it so fun? And the thing I
love about is using this setting, you can put any block here and it will just make a
little circle. Jenny: Right.
Misty: And so the middle for our measurements is a 5 ½ inch square. So that’s what I
have right here. So that goes there. Jenny: You know what, I can see this in a
whole big quilt. Misty: I know.
Jenny: All those wreaths. Misty: I know, I want to make one. And so
then this guy goes here and this one here. Jenny: You guys look at this.
Misty: Just like this. And then you just sew them together in rows. One, two, three and
then I just quilted it up or I actually had a good friend quilt it because I am not skilled
in that department and so she did some quilting Jenny: Ya we’ll talk about that.
Misty: And then I used 14 by 21 inch pieces to make kind of an overlap
Jenny: An overlap Misty: In the back. And it was just as easy
as that. No sweat. Jenny: That’s right. That’s awesome.
Misty: Isn’t that fun? Jenny: Pillows are super easy.
Natalie: I love it. Jenny: And they are really fun and I think
people get a little intimidated by them, you know, about the back.
Misty: But they shouldn’t. Ya, ya. Jenny: You know, it’s just a cross over.
Misty: Exactly, you just want to make sure you have enough fabric that it covers up whatever
you put inside. Jenny: Alright, all you all have got to get
all your stuff out of here. Misty: Alright.
Natalie: We’ll move these. Jenny: Alright now I”ve got everything cleared
off and I’m ready to go and this is my project right here.
Misty: It’s so fun. Jenny: So when we get fabric for, you know,
because it’s three times the fabric for Triple Play, we actually get to choose from,
there’s quite a few we get to choose from and sometimes we just get what we get and
we don’t throw a fit. And I love the patriotic stuff and this is, what is this fabric, Natalie?
Natalie: It’s called Freedom Batiks. Jenny: Freedom Batiks for Timeless Treasures.
And so this is a great red, white, and blue line and I used just about all of it to make
this. And so what I did, you can see my little stars right here are on the ends. Now I do
that purposely because when you make a table runner you never want to put your pretty block
here because this is where the candle goes or the bowl of fruit goes or something goes
in the middle. Misty: Pro tip.
Jenny: Yes. So the blocks you worked hard on, put at the ends and make your middle.
And originally I thought I would do little tiny squares in the middle and there weren’t
enough whites to make it work. And I felt like I was putting all reds together. So I
actually opted for leaving them whole, cutting one set in half and putting in two inch and
a half strips in this middle part. So let me talk about these end pieces and you can
hang this up here if you want. Natalie: Sure.
Jenny: These end pieces are a nine patch. And so basically what I did was I took nine
of my blue colors and laid them out like this. And in this pack there were several of each
color so I made sure they were different from, you know, end to end. Let me see here, keep
going, get some more. Oh batiks are sometimes hard to get apart. You know they kind of stick.
Natalie: Get a little rougher texture. Jenny: Ya, a little rougher texture. And they’re
probably a little hard to see on my blue mat but oh well. Alright. So then I have, my little
stars are just going to occur on these corners right here in the middles. And my little stars
are 2 ½ inch squares. And so I’m just going to cut those out of, I just need a ruler.
Natalie: Right here. Jenny: I got it.
Misty: Perfect. Jenny: I’m going to cut those out of this,
these are 2 ½ inch strips. Actually they’re leftover pieces from a project I was working
on. I know Kona makes a great those little 2 ½ packs.
Misty: Pre cuts. Ya they’re great. So convenient. Jenny: I love those. They’re so convenient.
And they’re just 2 ½ inch squares of white and black and gray that are already cut. And
since I do a lot of on the corner cutting. So I’m just going to lay my whole ruler
on here and cut these into 2 ½ inch strips. So these are, this will go away. And then
these need to be pressed into Misty: The little pinwheels.
Jenny: Yes. And so what we’re, again, what we’re going to do, I want you to look at
this carefully. Make sure you’ve got this. So we’re going to take our square, fold
it in half, just like this. And then we’re going to fold it up on the side. So on the
short side, we’re going to fold it up to the point. So it goes like this. Ok? So here’s
your fabric in half. And then we’re going to take this and on the short side we’re
going to fold it up. Now it doesn’t matter what side that you fold it up on. But you
have to do it on the same side over and over. Alright so Natalie has got some for me here.
And so I’m going to be able to lay these right along the edge. And you have seen us
sew lots of these together. So I’m just going lay them out here so you can see what
we’re doing here. Oop, that guy needs to be ironed again. And he’ll never lay down.
Misty: I think that was your finger press one
Jenny: Ya probably. See how those little corners form. And basically you’re going to sew
it together like a, you know, just like a regular old nine patch. So here’s this.
And we’ll just keep going around. And we’ll do two more here and that makes the end block.
And so it goes together really easily, really quickly. I won’t even make Misty sew it
down. Misty: Alright. I mean I’m here.
Jenny: I did use a pin. I have seen people where they put a little glue stick on here
and stick this down to make sure they don’t move. Misty also just barely on the edge,
she sewed a tiny little seam to hold these down. These are all little tricks that will
help you Misty: Ya and I mostly did it on this side
because I found this one wanted to flip up so much.
Jenny: Right. Misty: So if I just tacked this side
Jenny: Oh that’s, ya Misty: Then it would just make it easier when
I put all my blocks together. Jenny: So this side right here where everything
comes together, she did a tiny little thing and as long as it’s smaller than that quarter
of an inch it will get caught in the seam and you’ll never see it.So sometimes those
things, I like to live dangerously so always try it without first. But if it doesn’t
work, go back and put a pin in there or some glue or something on there to hold it down.
Misty: Yep. Jenny: But they work together really cute. Jenny: Now what we want to talk about here
at the very end is the quilting part of it. So I have actually seen these made where they
quilted right over the top of them. And they look fine. They look like pinwheels. But part
of the charm of this block is that these are dimensional. It’s called a 3D Pinwheel.
They’re dimensional and they stick up and that’s part of the charm. So on all of ours
we quilted them but we didn’t quilt the pinwheels down. Now Natalie’s was done,
was yours done on a regular machine? Natalie: So no, I put mine on the longarm
because I know how to longarm. Jenny: And then just cut out these areas?
Natalie: I didn’t trim out, you could use the trim out feature on your longarm machine
if you wanted to but I actually just free hand did my stipple. And what I did
Jenny: Natalie, I’m impressed. Natalie: Was if you flip it back you can see
I just pulled it back so it would go under Misty: Oh cool
Jenny: Wow Natalie: And like, let me see if I can find
one. In the middle there were places where I had to do stops and starts. LIke right here
there’s a little stop and I just did a little knot.
Jenny: Because it’s never going to show. Natalie: It’s going to be behind a pinwheel.
Misty: I love it. Jenny: I’m impressed
Natalie: So I had mine hooked up to the machine. And it looks like Misty, like this is also
machine done. Misty: It is.
Natalie: And so they probably, it looks like they have some stops and starts here, for
their trim out feature. Misty: Show it in the top.
Natalie: This is a trim out. This one is a free hand. And then Mom’s was done just
on a regular sewing machine. Jenny: A home machine. Ya can you guys see
this ok? So see the beautiful quilting. Now this was actually done on a longarm, right?
Misty: Yep. I believe so. Jenny: And then this center motif they put
in and then they did this cool corner pieces which just, I think, really makes this. Now
on mine, mine was done on a regular sewing machine and
Natalie: Echo quilted Jenny: Ya, echo quilted. Ya I suggested that
it was echo quilted. Now this is just straight line right down here. You can see these are,
we did in the ditch, we did straight line quilting. But on these I just kind of echoed
the pattern around here, you know, as it Misty: I love that it makes this little diamond
in the center. Jenny: Right. And it just, you know, it just,
I mean however you want to do it you can do it. I’m not super good at machine quilting
and so it always makes me a little terrified. And I actually had a friend do this for me.
Her name is Janet. She works here. Misty: And Janet did mine as well. So talented.
Jenny: She’s very talented with this. But because I was going to show it, but if I were
to do it myself I would probably do a lot of straight line and cross hatch because I’m
comfortable with that. But anything curly or swirvy.
Natalie: These truly are going to be custom quilt projects.
Misty: Yes. But don’t be afraid of that because like Jenny said, you can do it on
your domestic machine. There’s so many ways to finish it.
Jenny: Well and remember it’s a learned skill so you know, the one you do today is
going to give you practice for the one you do tomorrow.
Misty: Exactly Jenny: So it’s just learning how to do is
and Natalie: Well and I think it would also be
really cute to do it tied. This is a great project for tying. You could put little ties
either in between the pinwheels or in the centers. If you just put a knot.
Jenny: Or a button. A button could go in the center would be really cute.
Misty: There’s so many fun Natalie: Ways to finish this out.
Misty: So cute. Jenny: So anyway we hope you enjoyed this
Triple Play from Natalie, Misty and I on the 3D Pinwheel from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

100 thoughts on “Triple Play: Three New 3D Pinwheel Projects with Jenny, Natalie & Misty from Missouri Star

  1. This was a fun video! Lots of ideas, easy to follow. I particularly like the last moments on quilting the project. Start to finish, I can do this! Thank you.

  2. Great job … love the way you can all work together, yet, think differently. Natalie, love the term 'fold facing' and your use of long arm quilting around the pinwheels. Misty, the pillow with the free-hand quilting is beautiful ( be sure to thank and compliment your 'good friend' for that part). The pillow idea, with the pinwheels 'out of the way' make it easy to use as a pillow. Jenny, always thinking ahead of time … 4th of July is 3 1/2 months away! Beautiful table-runner and the thought of 'leave the center spot clear' for centerpiece. Simple straight line and eko quilting is so easy. (Thank-you, Janet.) So many pretty projects with so many helpers working together.

  3. The way Misty did the pillow with black background, the pinwheels look like the outline of Texas!! Great job ladies!

  4. I teach origami. I Say: diagonal fold- corner to opposite corner. 6 o'clock point comes up to touch the 12 o'clock point. Then I use a clock reference to say. Take the 3 o'clock point and lay it on the 12 o'clock point. You're done! Press.

  5. So easy and adorable! You 3 are the bomb….. I have a pile of miscellaneous 5" squares- gonna go play & make another project for the apartment!

  6. Enjoyed the trio what beautiful projects Natalie you are a great teacher and have some nice ideas thank you ladies enjoy these tutorials so much

  7. I look forward to your triple play episodes. They are the best thing since sliced pie!!! Keep up the great work ladies!!

  8. This is one of my favorite patterns from Block….fun to see different variations of it! You three work so well together, I hope you'll do lots more of these tutorials. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Pinwheels are my favorite and you ladies made such lovely projects! The triple play is fun and now, I need to get busy:)

  10. I found out the hard way how easily a sewing machine will sew fingers. My daughter was small and playing behind me and I turned to tell her something and quickly had several holes in a figure with a needle sticking out of the nail. My daughter was too young to help so I got to remove the needle and stench the flow of blood by myself without upsetting my daughter because I wanted her to continue to learn to sew.

  11. All of these ideas were great; but my favorite is Natalie's. Just love that technique, I would have never thought of that!!

  12. Okay, fine, Misty's pillow is darling and I could make the wallhanging that my sister is bugging me about for her new home.

  13. Okay, I just noticed Jenny's 3-D blocks on her table runner and I love that, as well. I have to make a "fiesta colors" table runner for a middle sister for her home. Ugh, and I still have sisters to go~! Piece and blessings to all of you, Vicki

  14. The red white and blue is my favorite. Triple Play is a hit again this month. Thank you ladies. Nicely done Natalie – love the pillow Misty.

  15. Loved the patriotic table runner. My group makes patriotic quilts for Snowball Express every year. I'm going to use the stars as a border for a military panel quilt. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  16. I love this triple play! You 3 are awesome together! I really love the pillow ! Its so great how you all have different ideas for the same project! Love it!

  17. These triple-plays are just great! Thank you so much for showing options. I also like that they're not full size quilt projects, a great way to try something out if you're new to quilting.

  18. I could see that with cork or felt under being a bulletin board for a girls room. Little treasures could be put into the folds without pins and pretty little pins could hold
    a bit larger items.

  19. Really enjoyed this, Natalie, I really love the way you do this block… I had so much trouble trying to figure it out from the block magazine. Thanks again ladies!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  20. So cute. I made table runners for my daughter, son's girlfriend & my granddaughter in their favorite colors. They are so much fun to make!

  21. Love these! Added to my to-do list that just keeps growing. ๐Ÿ™„ Itโ€™s great to see a family work together so well!

  22. Great job, ladies!! Love all your projects!!โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  23. I love triple play because all 3 of you ladies are so creative! It's really good to see Natalie in front of the camera! Natalie you need to have your own segment show!

  24. Oh I love these projects thank you for sharing. I can imagine this as a baby quilt and little Bub playing with the edges๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

  25. Hey Everybody, I just got a great idea! Wouldnโ€™t these look so cute with prairie points all around? Just last night I watched a tutorial by Sew Very Easy called Prairie Points the Really Easy way. Itโ€™s a game changer and would really compliment these projects. I encourage you all to check it out. โœ‚๏ธ

  26. This tutorial was sooo good, three ideas and great ones, I purchased Natalie's pattern and Misty's 5" squares. I hope they turn out as good as you all's!!!

  27. I love when the three minds get together on one set behind the camera. You all have so much talent it could be an overload, except I'm a quilting junky so it's not too much for me. Great projects. Thanks Ya'll. (New transplant from Michigan to Kentucky).

  28. I loved making this pinwheel quilt! The size was 45 by 55. I made one several months ago! Love the pillow!! All of your variations are fantastic!!

    Thank you!!

  29. The only problem with those pinwheels, they do not wash well. Because of the bias, they open, stretch and get distorted. Sew the open points closed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *