Spinning Around by Debbie Long


Control Scraps quilt fast, fun and easy.  With a new technique to make this fun to do.  You will get a lot done.


This is an all- day class  from 9- noon & 1-4 p.m. 


There is a pattern for $2.  You will pay instructor directly.


Debbie had long been intrigued by Pinwheels & Sixteen Patches. This project presented the perfect opportunity to see what she could do with it.


Pinwheel and Sixteen Patches have become a big favorite among quilters. Here’s a great way to use up a lot of your leftover scraps from other projects. 


Scrap Quilt

  • 48 - 5” inch Scrappy Squares-(need for Sixteen Patches)
  • 48 - 5” inch Medium to Dark -Scrappy Squares (need for Pinwheel Blocks)
  • 2 yards - of background, I USE WHITE ON WHITE (needed for Sixteen Patches & Pinwheels)
  • Cut - 13 strips 5 inches wide, then sub cut the strips into 5” inch squares (96 total) you will have some left over
  • 1 yard for inner border & binding
  • 1-1/4  yard for outer border (yardage for a 6” inch border)
  • You will not need your borders or binding for class 


This “Spinning Around Quilt” has a special way to do the Sixteen Patches, that makes them go quickly, which creates fast and fun work. You can use leftover Brights as I have or Civil War, 1930’s. This pattern leans itself to all kinds of combinations. Use your imagination and you will love your day of quilting together with your friends. I am looking forward to being you teacher.

Debbie Long has been quilting since 1988. She has taught all over Virginia. Some places are Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild, River County Quilt Guild, Suffolk Quilt Guild, Virginia Consortium of Quilters, The Edge in Surry, Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild she has also taught in different states like NC & Ohio. 


She has been published in McCall's Quick Quilts magazine eight times. She has big plans to teach as many quilters as possible. She loves quilting and can not image life without it. She said if its not fast, fun and easy don’t do it. She is known as the chocolate provider.


She joined PPQG in 1988 and her membership No.  88. She is now back to being an active member again and looking forward to teaching again at the Symposium of 2020.