Learn How to Quilt Spinning Wheel Designs

Spinning Wheel 27 Free Project

Spinning wheel templates by Westalee Design are unique in that they use only one point of rotation for the entire pattern. This is a useful design feature as it reduces the chances of moving the template and creating misaligned stitches. Simply pin the center of your block, secure the template and sew away! The templates utilize a series of etched lines to help guide the quilter through the pattern and ensure that the entire design stays on course. As always, marking a series of reference lines with the Crosshair Ruler can further ensure that your quilting comes out perfect every time.

This fun project will highlight the Spinning Wheel 27 template to create a functional tote bag that can store some of your Westalee templates. The entire project can be done in just a few hours and you will learn how to utilize the Spinning Wheel templates as well as designing projects with them. We hope you enjoy this project by Donelle McAdams and experience how fun quilting with templates can be.

This particular design uses 16 reference lines and once those are marked, the sewing part of this project is quite straightforward. Simply stitch from point A to point B, rotate and repeat. The template does all the work to create an exquisite and complex embellishment to your fabric. Once the quilting work is done we are going to get a little crafty. After the quilting part is done Donelle teaches us how to form the bag, add a zipper and accent the project for a little extra spice. Get the free project when you purchase the Spinning Wheel #27 template. Just send your proof of purchase (or the template in action!) to info@sewsteady.com and receive your free project download link.

Required Class Supplies:

Large Tote Supplies

  • 1 yd. Fabric

  • 16” x 3” Accent Fabric strip

  • 18” x 40” Light weight batting

  • 1 20” – 22” Zipper

  • All-Purpose Thread to contrast with fabric for quilting

  • Chalk or iron-off marker

  • Foam Core Board cut 14” x 17.5”

Small Tote Supplies

  • 3/8 yd. Fabric

  • 9” x 2.5” Accent Fabric strip

  • 10” x 24” Light weight batting

  • 1 20” – 22” Zipper

  • All-Purpose Thread to contrast with fabric for quilting

  • Chalk or iron-off marker

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