Pinwheel Wheat Bag

With this pretty Wheat Bag you’ll be all warm and cozy this winter! Using our GO! Value die, you can make one for everyone in the family, even the fur babies! This is a great scrap buster for all those little leftover bits of fabric from larger projects.


  1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO!, GO! Baby or GO! Me fabric Cutter
  2. AQ55018 GO! Value Die
  3. AQ55451 GO! Big Square 10” (9 1/2″ Finished)
  4. GO! Cutting Mats – AQ55146 (14”x16”) and AQ55112 (6” x 12”)
  5. Scrappy Fabric
  6. Fat Quarter of Calico
  7. Wheat or Rice (approx. 1.5kg)
  8. Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
  9. Sewing Machine
  10. Matching Sewing Thread
  11. General Sewing Tools

Cutting Instructions:

  1. From assorted scraps:
    • Using AQ55451 GO! Big Square 10” (9 1/2″ Finished)
      • Cut (2) 10” squares
    • Using AQ55018 GO! Value Die
      • Cut (4) 4 1/2” squares
      • From 4 different fabrics, cut (8) half square triangles for a total of (32)
  2. From Calico
    • Using your rotary cutter and ruler
      • Cut (2) 8 1/2” x 16 1/2” rectangles

Sewing Instructions:

All seams are ¼” unless otherwise specified.

Sew the Pinwheels

  1. To make one pinwheel, sew four half square triangles of the same fabric right sides together with four of the same of another fabric:
sew pinwheels 1
  1. Lay out and sew the pinwheel together as follows:
sew pinwheels 2
  1. Press and make (4) scrappy pinwheels in total:
sew pinwheels 3

Sew the front of the Heat Bag

  1. Arrange the pinwheels and the (4) 41/2” squares as pictured, then sew them together.
sew pinwheels 4
  1. Press and set aside.

Sew the back of the Heat Bag

  1. Trim the 10” squares to make two 10” x 8” rectangles.
  2. Hem one of the 8” sides on each rectangle.
  3. Press.

Assemble the Heat Bag cover

  1. With the front of the heat bag right side up, lay the back rectangles on it, right sides together, with both hemmed edges overlapping in the middle:
sew pinwheels 5

Pin and sew around the outside.

  1. Trim the corners and turn right side out.
  2. Press and your cover is ready!

Sew the Heat Bag Insert

  1. Place the two calico rectangles together and sew all around the edges, leaving a three-inch gap for turning and filling.
  2. Trim the corners and turn the insert right side out.
  3. Press.
  4. Fill with wheat or rice.
  5. Sew the gap closed.
  6. Place the insert into the cover.
  7. To heat, place in microwave for a minute or longer depending on how hot you like it, or the type of microwave you have.

Congratulations on finishing your project!

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2 responses to “Pinwheel Wheat Bag

  1. Melanie says:

    What is cuter, the cat or the quilt? Your blog made me smile!

    1. Joy McDonald says:

      Aww thank you!

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