Windmills and Pinwheels Fabric Requirements

Windmills Fabric Requirements

It’s time to gather your fabric and supplies for the latest quilt block challenge: Windmills and Pinwheels. This challenge features a quilt designed by Toby Lischko of Gateway Quilts and Stuff.

Appliqued Quilt

Pieced Quilt

Appliqued Quilt (left) and Pieced Quilt (right)

The finished quilt size for the large option is 86” x 86” and the small option is 58” x 58”

The Windmills and Pinwheels quilt is a fun blend of pieced points and curved applique. Made in a medallion style, you can either piece or applique a large center block and then build upon the center as you work your way through this eight- week challenge. For several of the blocks you will be given the choice of patterns- one a pieced block designed by Toby and one a slightly different pieced version designed by Ashley that incorporates applique. The applique design inspiration came from one of the main print fabrics, which features flowers. While we have provided applique templates for you to create the same designs, feel free to play around and create your own- we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Find the fabric requirements available for download below! And make sure to share your fabric choices in the Quilt Block Challenge Facebook Group – we can’t wait to see everyone’s work!

If you haven’t signed up for the Quilt Block Challenge, there’s still time! You can sign up here to make sure you get the block assignments delivered to your inbox each week.

Find the other challenge materials here:
Fabric Requirements
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 1
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 2
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 3
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 4
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 5
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 6
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 7
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 8
Finishing Instructions

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94 Responses to “Windmills and Pinwheels Fabric Requirements”
    • Customer Service

      Dear Jeanette,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Here is the link you will find what you need here: https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a17042/

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Catherine,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Here is the link you will find what you need here: https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a17042/

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,
      Joan

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      Reply
  1. Julie

    Love it!
    Looks like a real challenge & learning curve for me. Cant wait to get started.

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  2. Deborah Culp

    This is my first quilt and my first challenge. I’m really excited!

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Joanne,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      You have two options to make this quilt, the first is with no applique. You just download the blocks weekly and finish as normal. If you’d like to make the applique patterns, they you start with the center applique block (provided today), and mix and match your own quilt. There will also be applique patterns provided on weeks 2, 3, and 7.

      We only had block 1 on the page, but we’ve updated it to have the applique option now.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  3. Terry

    Please help. The fabric instructions say that 7 fabrics are used but I only count six in instructions. Fabrics 7 and 8 are for the large quilt. Please tell me what I am missing. Thanks.

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Terry,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      There are 8 fabrics in the instructions the last 2 are only used on the large quilt.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
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  4. Bonnie Rappe

    Hi all, I am a beginning quilter. I have made several table runners, place mats, etc, but not full quilts, so, this will be the stupid question of the day, I’m sure. I am looking at the fabric requirements, which say that there are 8 fabrics for the large quilt and 7 fabrics for the small quilt. I am making the small quilt and note there are only 6 fabrics listed for it, as the last two state that they are for the large quilt only. So, was this a trick or an error or a tricky error? 🙂
    Thank you for your help.

    – Bonnie

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Bonnie,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      In the instructions there are 8 fabrics but the last 2 on the list are not used on the small quilt.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
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      Reply
  5. Mary

    I’m afraid that just learning to quilt, I may have to alter the pattern according to my skills.

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    • anne

      I am thinking the same thing — adjusting the quilt to my skills….but not sure how I’d do that — what are you thinking????

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Sandie,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      You have two options to make this quilt, the first is with no applique. You just download the blocks weekly and finish as normal. If they’d like to make the applique patterns, they can start with the center applique block (provided today), and mix and match their own quilt. There will also be applique patterns provided on weeks 2, 3, and 7.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
      • Carol

        Well, I’m confused. I printed the pdf showing the color picture of the applique center block but can’t find the fabric requirements for the applique. And in an earlier comment, you said you had updated block 1 to also now include the applique. I just (8 pm June 21st) printed the 2 downloads and block 1 does not mention the applique. I feel like I have lost my mind.

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        • Customer Service

          Dear Carol,

          Thank you for contacting us.

          You have two options to make this quilt, the first is with no applique. You just download the blocks weekly and finish as normal. If you’d like to make the applique patterns, then you start with the center applique block, and mix and match your own quilt. There will also be applique patterns provided on weeks 2, 3, and 7.

          We only had block 1 on the page, but we’ve updated it to have the applique option now.

          If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

          We greatly appreciate your business!

          Sincerely,

          Joan
          National Quilters Circle Video Membership

          Reply
  6. Carole Partlow

    This will be my 1st challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone’s will look so different. I’m also looking forward to hopefully improving my skills. Ready to go!

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  7. Janie Henderson

    My quilt will be scrappy because I don’t have yards of fabric unless it is already for a quilt project. I will still have fun and take from my stash. Looking forward to doing this quilt.

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  8. Miriam Marlin

    What accuquilt dies would I need in order to use my cutter? And are the fabric requirements different if using the Accuquilt? If this information is in the files somewhere, I’ve missed it – please point me in the right direction. Thanks!

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Miriam,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      The die is the same size for both the large and small quilt. And yes, they are from the 8″ cube.

      Each week will have the cutting instructions in the download. week one: https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/article/windmills-week-1/

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
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      Reply
  9. CHRYS

    Can’t wait to start! Just got all my stash re-organized and will start choosing colors tomorrow!

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  10. Sheila Schuette

    Looking forward to the project, Which is week one the Applique ????

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Shelia,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      You have two options to make this quilt, the first is with no applique. You just download the blocks weekly and finish as normal. If you’d like to make the applique patterns, they you start with the center applique block, and mix and match your own quilt. There will also be applique patterns provided on weeks 2, 3, and 7.

      The site has also been updated with more information.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  11. Dru

    This will be my first challenge quilt. I am looking forward to the challenge and also seeing what everyone else comes up with. Happy Quilting to All!

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  12. Sara Arroyo

    I see only one set of instructions in the first week. When will be different from big and small quilt?

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Sara,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      You have two options to make this quilt, the first is with no applique. You just download the blocks weekly and finish as normal. If you’d like to make the applique patterns, they you start with the center applique block, and mix and match your own quilt. There will also be applique patterns provided on weeks 2, 3, and 7.

      We only had block 1 on the page, but we’ve updated it to have the applique option now.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  13. Evelyn Robinson

    This will be a real adventure for me. Never have done a quilt block challenge and it’s been a while since I’ve done any quilting. Looking forward to meeting new friends too. Thank you for making this possible for all of us.

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Sue,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If they are included I haven’t seen them yet in any of the released instructions.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
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      Reply
  14. Judy Taylor

    Just new to quilting so looking forward to the challenge of this quilt.

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  15. Gwen Tucker

    I have never attempted to do this type of quilting. I am looking forward to this experience. I enjoy quilting and learn something new with each quilt.

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  16. Gwen Tucker

    I have never attempted to do this type of quilting and looking forward to this experience. I enjoy quilting and learn something new with each quilt.

    Reply
  17. Chris Tretter

    Are there specific sewing directions for the AccuQuilt? And how can I easily find all the directions in one place? I can’t seem to find where everyone is getting them. I’m having to go to different emails to get what I need.

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  18. Chris

    Do I have to take the colours you wanted, or can I use colour I want?

    Greetings from Germany

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Chris,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      You can express yourself with what ever colors you would like. That’s part of the beauty.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
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    • Customer Service

      Dear Letty,

      Thank you fro contacting us.

      Sign up link:

      https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a17042/?

      Have a great time and don’t forget to post your pictures.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

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      Sincerely,

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  19. Sam

    Looking forward to the next challenge and seeing all the different fabric choices

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Malika,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      If you have gotten the conformation email you should start to receive them shortly. I have included week ones link: https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/article/windmills-week-1/

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
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      Reply
  20. Sally

    Oops, I am in Australia and was away for the first block and haven’t even started but be warned – when I start I will rocket through and catch up. Looking forward to the challenge and now I need to go through my copious amounts of fabrics to find if I really do need to purchase more….. .

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  21. Juanita

    Getting late start, but looking forward to the challenge. Hello to all!

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  22. Julia

    I wish you had a website for this challenge. I don’t belong to Facebook so I can’t see everything. 🙁 Thank you for the challenge and patterns.

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Julia,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I appreciate your feedback and it has been forwarded to the proper department. Your comments are important to us and help with the development of our online video streaming community. We will continue to listen and work hard for your complete satisfaction.

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      Sincerely,

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