Pinwheel quilts are so fun! They look beautiful and traditional, but you can really make them different in so many ways.
35+ PINWHEEL QUILT PATTERNSTake this classic quilt block and turn it into so many different quilts. You can add in a double pinwheel for a different variation too. Let's check out these awesome patterns.
You will find lots of beginner friendly patterns with a few advanced options thrown in the mix as well.
A pinwheel block is made using half-square triangles, one of the most basic quilting units. They are easy blocks to make and perfect for beginners. I will be sharing a pinwheel quilt block tutorial soon.
FREE PINWHEEL QUILT PATTERNS & TUTORIALSI am so excited for you to see these free pinwheel quilt patterns and tutorials. There are so many great ones. I can't decide which one I want to make next!
|Pinwheel Dreams by Sew Can She
This first free pattern features a lovely double pinwheel quilt block design. The larger pinwheels come together easily.
|Pinwheel Patches by Jedi Craft Girl
Mix and match pinwheel blocks with patches of squares in between. This allows for using scraps or a wide variety of fabrics and colors.
|Striped Pinwheel Baby Quilt Pattern by Kiku Corner
Utilize half square triangles in strips to make pinwheels. This is a perfect beginner project. Make the triangles and just sew away!
|How to Make a Pinwheel Quilt Block by The Lucy Bird
The free pinwheel quilt pattern adds a lovely border around the pinwheels. And you can do it in a variety of colors. This quilt is the perfect size for a wall hanging or table topper.
|Pinwheel Summer Quilt by The Polka Dot Chair
Whip up a bunch of these easy half-square triangle blocks and piece together into a beautiful quilt. The pinwheel design becomes the main focus of this quilt.
|Solid Bold Pinwheels by Susie's Scraps
Another easy pinwheel quilt pattern with a bit of flair. Solid fabric choices set apart the pinwheels, and then add triangles for a bold border. The finished quilt is the perfect size for an adorable baby quilt or small throw.
|Baby Pinwheel Quilt by She Quilts a Lot
A simple quilt block can go a long way when you mix up the placement and contrast. The black and white are great along with the variety of a teal background.
|Framing Pinwheels by Susie's Scraps
For a more advanced pinwheel quilt, use the double pinwheels and then frame them in! Alternate pinwheel blocks with diamond blocks for variety.
MORE FREE PINWHEEL QUILT PATTERNS
- How to Make a Simple Pinwheel Quilt by Honey Bear Lane
- Pinwheel Layer Cake Baby Quilt by New Quilters
- Preppy Pinwheels by Piper's Girls
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PINWHEEL QUILT PATTERNS TO BUYIn this section I am featuring pinwheel patterns that you can purchase. A lot of hard work goes into creating quilting patterns. So let's support those talented small business owners!
|Pinwheel Quilt Baby Pattern by Becky's Quilt Design
|Split Pinwheels by Orange Dot Quilts
Instead of doing a traditional pinwheel, you can try this split pinwheel variation. It looks gorgeous with one color on a white background.
|Charm Pack Pinwheel Quilt by Maple Cottage Designs
Grab a charm pack to make these pinwheels. We love how you can find a cute charm pack that already has coordinating fabrics that you can create a quilt that requires limited fabric cutting.
|Pinwheel Party by Twiddle Tails
Mix and match small pinwheels with larger ones and bold squares. As the name of this pattern suggests, it is definitely a pinwheel party.
|E is for Elephant by Piper's Girl
How sweet are these pinwheel quilt blocks with appliqued elephants and flowers! An adorable option for a baby or little girl.
|Windy Day by Center Street Quilts
Alternating small and large pinwheels give this quilt a windy day look. This pattern gives you a very structured look over a whimsical pinwheel shape.
|Pinwheels Galore by Monday Morning Designs
Spice up pinwheels by bordering each individual pinwheel. The dash and square look is a unique look for a pinwheel quilt.
|Double Pinwheels Quilt Pattern by Simpsons Designs Studio
Go all in on pinwheels with this double pinwheel quilt block pattern. Pair large blocks with smaller blocks to build this quilt top.
|Pinwheel Throw Quilt Pattern by Maple Cottage Designs
If you need a classic quilt pattern, this is the one for you. This is a great project for gifting!
|Modern Baby Pinwheel Quilt by The Quilt Yarn
Another lovely pinwheel baby quilt pattern. I love how this quilt was made with a variety of bright colors. A great option for a rainbow baby.
|Rivermill by Running Stitches Quilts
I really enjoy the layered look of this pinwheel quilt. It looks like a square topped with a cross, topped with a pinwheel! So cute!
|Tidepools by Cotton Pickins Quilts
Pinwheel quilting blocks look amazing in a diagonal ombre effect. Go from darker blue to white or any other color scheme you would like.
|Blue and White Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Maple Cottage Designs
I am amazed at the creativity of pattern makers. This design is so unique and classy with the pinwheel within a diamond.
|Pinwheel Patch Quilt by Maple Cottage Designs
A simple pinwheel can be made of half square triangles, but you can mix them up by doing a four patch block alternating with the pinwheels.
|Whimsical Pattern by Bekka Parks for Scrap Avenue Quilting
Whimsy and an extended pinwheel looks so pretty! This pattern comes in a variety of sizes and is fat quarter and scrap friendly.
|Pinwheels on Parade by Red Pepper Quilts
When your scrap pile is getting too big, make a quilt with scrappy pinwheels. Then bring them all together into a gorgeous quilt.
|Pinwheels Big and Small Lap Quilt by KLee 2 Strings
Make perfect pinwheel blocks in two different sizes and match them up in alternating rows. One row of larger pinwheels offset by smaller pinwheels.
|Emilee by Primrose Cottage
Using two fabrics for small squares really breaks up the pinwheels. Another great fat quarter friendly project, but it does require some other yardage.
|Pinwheel Delight by Maple Cottage Designs
One last lovely design. I love the fabric choices here. Pairing florals with a couple of other simple patterned fabrics work together perfectly with this pattern.
MORE PINWHEEL QUILT PATTERNS TO BUY
- Newfangled Pinwheels by Quilt Pattern by Nicole Chambers Kaya for Tiger Lily Press
- Red Pinwheels Quilt Pattern by Helen Philipps Quilt Designs
- Pinwheels over Patchwork by Carried Away Quilting
- Colorful Pinwheels by The Quilt Yarn
- Turbine Quilt Pattern by Quiltiferous
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