Cut out your pie shaped template, the rip the paper off the paper pieced fan blade. Next, you find the center of the pie shaped wedge and center that on the blades. I then pin from the center out in both directions. Sew a 1/4" seam, going very slow and avoiding hitting the pins. Press seem toward the upper point. It will naturally want to go that direction. This method, however labor intensive is much easier and looks much nicer than hand appliqueing the pie shaped wedge to the fan blade. This quilt is a great skill builder.