Scrappy Pinwheel using the Accuquilt GO! cutter

Here’s a quick and fun pinwheel block made using the Accuquilt GO! cutter. This makes an 8 inch finished block.

You can download an instruction sheet here.

2 ½ inch strip die
3 ½ inch strip die
Value die

Step 1: Prepare strips and stitch pinwheels
• Cut light and dark strips using the Accuquilt Go 2 ½” strip die
• Cut light and dark strips again by laying cross-wise on the 3 ½” strip die
• Lay 2 ½” x 3 ½” pieces at right angles and stitch diagonally as shown in the diagram. Trim to ¼” along the seam line.
Note: To make sure all the pinwheels spin in the same direction, always sew the light and dark in the same direction for every piece.

Step 2: Make background pieces and stitch
• Cut light background strips using the Accuquilt Go 2 ½ inch strip die.
• Cut these strips into 4 ½” bricks using the 4 ½” square on the Value die.
• Stitch pieced strip to background strip on the long edge (see diagram) and press to the dark.

Step 3: Make blocks
• Arrange with pinwheels in the center (see diagram).
• Stitch blocks together as you would a four-patch.


Cutting Chart, Fabric Requirements for 8-inch Log Cabin for AccuQuilt Go cutter

Here’s a chart to go with the video for cutting eight inch log cabin blocks on the AccuQuilt Go cutter. Call me compulsive, but I have a notebook with lots of cutting charts. After I go through the process of creating a quilt in Electric Quilt and calculating everything for a block or a quilt and get it started; sometimes I get interrupted or distracted with something else for a week or a month or so, (sound familiar?!? ;). So it’s really nice to have something written so I can pick it up again and proceed.

Right click on the link below to save it to your computer. You will need adobe reader to view it.

Cutting Chart and Fabric Requirements