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Electric Quilt 7

I Love My AccuQuilt

dutchmans wheelThe pattern for the Dutchman's Puzzle block was first published in 1895. Dutchman's Puzzle is also known as Dutchman's Wheel or Windmill. This is one of my favorites. The example quilt layout shows how the blocks interact with each other. Both AccuQuilt GO! Dies and rotary cutting instructions are provided.

Fabric

Fabric A - Light Blue fabric
Fabric B - Purple fabric

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

8" Block

Cut 16 Fabric A Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

Cut 16 Fabric B Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

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12" Block

Cut 16 Fabric A Triangles - Go! Half Square 3" Finished Triangles: Die 55009

Cut 16 Fabric B Triangles - Go! Half Square 3" Finished Triangles: Die 55009

 

Rotary Cutting

8" Block

Cut 8 - 2 7/8" squares for half square triangles from Fabric A

Cut 8 - 2 7/8" squares for half square triangles from Fabric B

12" Block

Cut 8 - 3 7/8" squares for half square triangles from Fabric A

dutchmans wheel quilt exampleCut 8 - 3 7/8" squares for half square triangles from Fabric B

 

Block Assembly Instructions

1. Assemble sixteen Fabric A and Fabric B half square triangles. Refer to the Half Square Triangles from Squares diagram if using rotary cut pieces or visit the Half Square Triangles Quilting Basic Section for more information.

2. Finger press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric. Double check measurements of the half squares. If doing the 8" block, your half squares should measure 2 1/2" unfinished. If doing the 12" block, your half squares should measure 3 1/2" unfinished. If the square ended up too small, check your seam allowance is a scant 1/4" or if it was too big, trim down.

3. Arrange the half square triangles as shown in the exploded view.

Half square triangles made from squares4. Starting with the first row, align, pin and sew the squares together to form the first row unit. Sew the remaining three rows in the same manner.

5. Press the seam allowances of each unit in opposite directions to make it easier to nest the seams.

6. Match the seam lines in the first and second row, nesting the seams then pin. Sew the first and second units together. Continue to add the third and fourth row units in this manner. Press the block on the back then the front.