Pinwheel Batik Baby Quilt Tutorial

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Looking for another baby quilt? You’ll enjoy making this Pinwheel Batik Baby quilt following the easy tutorial.

Batik Baby Quilt Tutorial

I have a downloadable pattern for making this quilt cutting the pieces with the AccuQuilt GO! and also rotary cutting directions!

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Pinwheel Baby quilt here

Ultimate GO! Set

This is another fast and easy tutorial for you using the Ready Set GO Ultimate Cutting System Starter Set from AccuQuilt.

I made a cute little batik quilt that can be used for a baby or on a table as a table topper.

Baby Quilt with stuffed animal toy

The Ready Set GO Ultimate Cutting System Starter Set Includes:

  • GO! Fabric Cutter
  • GO! Qube 8″ Mix & Match Block
  • GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2″ (2″ Finished)
  • GO! Cutting Mats: 6″ x 6″ and 10″ x 24″
  • GO! Qube Book by Eleanor Burns
  • Die Pick
  • Over 70 free patterns included!

This tutorial uses the AccuQuilt GO! cutter and dies but could easily be made with rotary cutting. If you would like me to add the rotary cutting directions just let me know and I’ll update this post.

Batik Baby Quilt tutorial

This is a great scrap quilt to make as you only use a few pieces for each block. I used bright colorful batik fabrics for the baby quilt.

24″ x 29″ Baby Quilt


  • 1-yard background fabric
  • 9  fat quarters in different colors
  • 1/4 yard for binding
  • 1-yard backing

If you don’t have the AccuQuilt GO! cutter and dies I have included rotary cutting directions. Just cut the pieces listed below and then follow the tutorial.

Rotary Cutting Directions:

Background Print

  • Cut 42 – 2½” x 4½” rectangles
  • Cut 16 – 2½” squares
  • Cut 28 – 3″ squares
  • Cut 2 – 1½” x 24″ borders


Block 1 – make 5

  • Cut 4 – 3″ squares from 5 different colors

Block 2 – make 4

  • Cut 2 – 3″ squares from 4 different colors

Cut 4 – 2½” squares and 4 – 2½” x 4½” rectangles for border in various colors. Here is a diagram from one of my patterns to show you how to cut and piece your half-square triangles. If I’m not using AccuQuilt dies, I always cut my square bigger and then trim. That is why I recommend cutting the 3″ squares instead of 2 7/8″.

The way I like to make half square triangles

AccuQuilt Cutting Directions:

Background print

  • Cut 42 #8 (55715) rectangles
  • Cut 16 #2 (55709) squares
  • Cut 56 #5 (55712) half square triangles
  • Cut 2 – 1 1/2″ x 24″ for border

Block 1 – make 5

  • Cut 8 #5 (55712) half square triangles – from 5 different colors

Block 2 – make 4

  • Cut 4 #5 (55712) half square triangles – from 4 different colors

Cut 4 – #2 (55709) squares and 4 #8 (55715) rectangles for border in various colors

Cut 3 – 2 1/2″ strips using the GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2″ (2″ Finished) for the binding

Cut 42 #8 (55715) rectangles

Cutting the rectangles with the AccuQuilt GO!

Cut the HST pieces

Cutting the half square triangles with the AccuQuilt GO!

Sew each background HST to one of your bright color HSTs using a 1/4″ seam allowance. It is so easy to match the dogeared corners and get perfect blocks!

Creating the Blocks

Photos are shown using HSTs cut with the AccuQuilt cutter. If rotary cutting, follow my directions for making the HSTs and trimming them to size shown above.

Block 1PIecing the half square triangles with the AccuQuilt GO!

Layout your pieces as shown.

Making the batik quilt block
Block 1 for the batik baby quilt

Block 1 – make 5 using a different fat quarter or scraps for each one.

Block 2

Make your HSTs the same as block 1. You are making 4 HSTs for each block.

Piecing more hst squares

Add a #2 square and a #8 rectangles to each HST as shown.

sewing the sections of the quilt block together
sections of the mini pinwheel block

Sew the 4 sections together.

Block 2 of the batik baby quilt

Block 2 – make 4 using a different fat quarter or scraps for each one.

Laying out the blocks for the batik baby quilt

Layout your blocks and sew the rows together.  This will make a baby quilt that is 24″ x 24″.

I wanted the baby quilt to be a little longer so I added a couple borders. Cut 2 – 1 1/2″ x 24″ strips and sew to the top and bottom of the quilt using the AccuQuilt GO! 1 1/2″ strip cutter.

Add a pieced border that includes 2 – #2 squares and 5 – #8 rectangles using the following diagram.

Sizes to cut borders for baby quilt

I should have used the GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2″ for the first border, the quilt would have been 24″ x 31″.

Batik Baby Quilt quilted

Add your batting and backing and quilt as desired.

I did a medium free-motion stitching using my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. Cut the 2 – 2 1/2? strips width of fabric for the binding and sew together. Add the binding.

As usual, I sewed my binding on using my machine binding tutorial.

Batik Pinwheel Baby Quilt tutorial

This would make a beautiful fast and easy baby quilt or it could be used as a wall hanging.

Batik Pinwheel Quilt tutorial

This could also be used as a table topper, notice the runner below? That is the Serendipity table runner that I previously made.

I hope you have enjoyed this fast and easy baby quilt made with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and the GO! Qube 8″ dies. If you are looking for more ideas for table accessories, you might enjoy some of my previous quilt tutorials.

Batik Pinwheel Quilt tutorial

Get the Pinwheel Batik Baby Quilt tutorial pdf for making this quilt by cutting the pieces with a rotary cutter or using the AccuQuilt GO!

Purchase an ad-free printable version of my
Pinwheel Batik Baby quilt here

Batik Pinwheel Quilt tutorial

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  1. Love the different pinwheels! Give it move motion! I also went back to the biding tutorial, always good to refresh. Watch those little raccoons! They are not good for the kitties or Mr. M. – cute as they are they are mean little critters. Heat wave here, everything is sloppy and wet.

  2. Wow, I wish I had this pattern a month ago! It’s so cute! I’m just finishing up a baby quilt but would have loved to have made this one. Maybe for the next great great niece or nephew!

  3. I love the versatility of this pattern and the use of batiks gives the quilt such a modern look! I am inspired to follow your blog to see what new patterns you come up with. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love this baby quilt! When I tried to download the PDF pattern, it opens with the Bargello Table Runner pattern. Any idea how I can get it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful patterns. Patti

  5. Ooooh my goodness! LOOOVE your Quilt! I would love a Rotary Cut Tutorial…. I do have an Accuquilt Cutter (& Dies..) on my Wish List already too 🙂

  6. Connie, I agree with KC, there’s little chance that I will own a GO, please publish cutting instructions for this wonderful baby quilt.
    thanks so much

  7. Lovely! Yes, please do add the rotary cut update if you don’t mind…slim to NO chance I’ll ever get a GO! Just don’t have the room or $$…

    Do you ever get to see the real Pelly anymore?? Loved your color choices in this ine, so bright and cheerful. And I need a scrappy baby girl quilt soon!!

  8. Thanks Connie. I have an Accuquilt and am still trying to figure out some of this stuff out. I like the way you did the first cut and then sub cut the HST.

  9. Once again you’ve outdone yourself Connie. I love this! It is simple and yet so darling! I’ll be making one of these for sure. Oh, and I noticed that Pelly has made another appearance. Love that story!

  10. That’s really cute! I love “whirlygig” blocks!! Which Island Batik is the background fabric? It reminds me of tropical flowers!! Love it! And the pelican is the perfect accent!

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