Sunday, May 26, 2013

A spin on a cross-over craft!

It is our desire from time to time to share different types of crafts with you that may or may not require sewing!  This "no sew" pinwheel project can be made from all kinds of colors and prints.  We chose patriotic colors to celebrate Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

What you need to gather:

- clothespin
- tack or pin of some sort (we used a large head bulletin board push pin)
-  5 1/2" squares of steam -a- seam (we used steam-a-seam 2)
- 6" squares of two different fabrics
- pinking shears or pinking rotary cutter

How to make:

Using the steam-a-seam fuse the two fabric pieces together with right sides out.  Take a pinking shears or a pinking rotary cutter and cut out a 5" square.

Draw a diagonal line from each corner to create an "X".  Using the pinking shears or pinking rotary cutter, cut on each line 3" up from each of the corners.

To create the pinwheel, take each corner and meet in the middle.

Poke your tack or push pin through all layers of the fabric and push into a clothespin.

You have created a spinning pinwheel.  You can attach to napkins or place on baskets for your holiday entertaining.

Since the weatherman says it's going to be an inside day tomorrow, I think we'll have a family crafting day and make a whole bunch of these!!!  Happy Memorial Day!!!

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