Spinner Quilt Block: A Simple Tutorial

The Spinner Quilt Block is a another simple block that can be used to good affect in a range of different quilt patterns.

It is a relatively easy block that is suitable for beginners and each block can be created in 15 minutes or so once you are up and running.

Below we have included step by step instructions for creating this popular and straightforward block.

This makes a A Spinner block that is 12 ½” unfinished.

Spinner Block Fabric Requirements

  • 6” x 23” colored fabric
  • 6” x 28” background color

Spinner Block Cutting instruction

  • Cut four 5 ½” squares from colored fabric
  • Cut four 5 ½” squares from background fabric
  • Cut one 4 ½” square from background fabric

Spinner Block Step By Step Instructions

Step 1 – Marking

Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of each background color 5 ½” square

Step 2 – Sewing

Place a colored square and a marked background square right sides together. Stitch ¼” on either side of the drawn line

Step 3

Split the pieces on the drawn line to create half square triangle (HST)

Step 4

Press each HST block open. Press the seams to the colored side

Step 5

Trim to 4 ½” square by lining up the diagonal line and trimming the first right angle.

Step 6

Spin the block and trim the other right angle.

Step 7

Be sure the diagonal line is in the proper place

Step 8

Arrange the blocks as shown

Step 9

Sew the rows as shown

Step 10

Press the seams on the top and bottom row to the outside. Press the seams on the center row to the inside.

Step 11

Join the rows, nesting the seams at each intersection. Use your fingers to open flatten the seam, then press into place, forming the flat square at each intersection.