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Instruction Sheets

16 Patch and Pinwheels

Click here to download 16 Patch and Pinwheels (PDF file)

Because my quilts are scrappy and made from stash, fabric yardage calculations for most of my quilt instructions are not available and when included, they are estimates only – click here for more information.

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The multicolored 16 patch and pinwheel top


My finished quilt – completed and donated in October 2011

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Here’s Debra’s quilt, I love her use of more medium and fewer light fabrics.


Here’s Suzanne’s red quilt – isn’t it gorgeous?


16 Responses to “16 Patch and Pinwheels”

  • Tess Yankowy:

    Thank you for such great ideas….your quilts are outstanding…..less is often more!

  • lorrwill:

    Further proof that the simplest patches in the hands of a great quilter make gorgeous quilts.

  • Anna Riker:

    Your quilts are beautiful!!!! Thanks for posting this site!

  • Kathy Hartsell:

    I happen to find your 16 Patch and Pinwheel quilt pattern but didn’t see any fabric requirements. Can you possibly give me this?

    Thank you so much,
    Kathy Hartsell

  • Ellen N.:

    Wondering if you could give me any kind of a fabric amount estimate for this? For instance, the green quilt…how many different prints and approx. how much of each. Nice design, thanks.

  • Carol:

    Just started this pattern with a pile of leftover scraps from previous projects. I decided to keep the background fabric the same throughout to gel the multitude of colors placed into the blocks. Appreciate the freebie. What a stress free pattern. I intend to just boogie along to my 70’s tapes and sew each piece randomly.Thanks a bundle for the inspiration….Carol.

  • joann:

    Great stuff. Thank you love JoAnn

  • joann:

    Love theser patterns. Thanks JoAnn

  • Patty Poppinga:

    I just love your 16 patch and pinwheel quilt…I am unable to download the pdf…was wondering if you could help me out.

    Thank you, Patty Poppinga

  • May I also have the instructions for the 16 patch and pinwheels quilt?

    Thanks, Jean ;-))

  • Janine ward:

    this is definately another one of your designs i am going to have to make. I will go scrappy I think so I can make a dent in my 2.5″ scraps. Thanks mary for another beautiful but achievable design.

  • kim naylor:

    where can i fond the pattern for the lattice quilt?


  • gollytwo:

    great quilt; easy to figure out. Thanks

  • Paula Brown:

    Oops, after all this time, I just noticed the pdf is included on each design! Paula

  • Paula Brown:

    Yours is my favourite quilting site. I love the designs and the photos. Could you please send me the instructions for the sixteen patch and pinwheels quilt. Thanks for sharing your work! Paula

  • Marie Miller:

    Requesting instructions for 16 patch and pinwheels w/fabric amounts. Marie Miller