Pinwheel Square


“Pinwheel Square” is a patchwork block made with your embroidery machine.  I show you how to make this block in a video making it simple to complete.  You’ll love the easy accuracy of making blocks on your embroidery machine.

“Pinwheel Square” is a patchwork block made using your embroidery machine.  It uses appliqué and flip-and-sew methods as well as embroidery to create the block.

What can I do with the “Pinwheel Square” block?

The entire 52 blocks series was created to make a sampler quilt over the year.   You can also use them for other projects like bags, motifs on clothing, and home decor items like oven hot pads, table cloths, and table runners.

To make a tote bag you could use four on each main panel, and two on the side panels to create a beautiful tote bag.

Instructions and sizes

It is only available for the 5×7″ hoop, the final block measures 5×5″.  Not all the designs in this series will work well as a larger size, so for consistency and to maintain the dainty aspect of some of the blocks in the series, I’m keeping it to 5×5″.

All the available stitch files are provided in a single download.  Remember that Bernina machines will read the EXP file type when you load it directly onto the USB stick or machine.

I show you how to create this block in a video – you can see exactly what to do.  There are more blocks in the 2019 series, the Block Barn.

Thread used throughout is Colorful available here.  Take a look at our other machine embroidery designs for more inspiration.

Need stabilizer?  You can get it from our online store as well.

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File Type


Hoop size

5" x 5", 5" x 7"


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