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Thread: Questions on Twister quilts

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    Questions on Twister quilts

    I see a lot of the Twister quilts that are super cute and I can feel them inching their way up my list. I have a question for those of you who have made them.
    I wonder if you could 'share' the technique so I can really decide if I want to make one.
    I think I may've seen somewhere you sew your squares together then lay the template over the center, trim away - you have a twister. I think with the ruler (or is it a tool?), there's got to be another 'way'.
    I'd also like to understand how you piece these together after you get them all made. I'm not asking for patterns - just to understand the technique please.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Missouri Star Quilt Company has a tutorial on the twister

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    You see the squares together, the place the ruler on the intersect lines. Cut around the ruler on all four sides. You now have a square. Place all of your squares off to the side in order and Reese them together. That's how you get your pinwheels. Essentially all you have to be able to do is accurately sew a 1/4" seam and sew squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    You see the squares together, the place the ruler on the intersect lines. Cut around the ruler on all four sides. You now have a square. Place all of your squares off to the side in order and Reese them together. That's how you get your pinwheels. Essentially all you have to be able to do is accurately sew a 1/4" seam and sew squares.
    Thank you soooo much Jen! It's staying on the upward edge of my list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubby343434 View Post
    Missouri Star Quilt Company has a tutorial on the twister

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=-d1sq...%3D-d1sqIfUctQ
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    What I've wondered is how to do the layout of the original squares to get the designs some get, e.g. a tree, wreath, and even some animals!

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    Any design you can work out on graph paper can become a twister pattern. Simple, easily recognized deigns work best but there are books available for different Twisters also.

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    http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com...lt-part-1.aspx

    A good tutorial that helps you understand the concept. It is fairly easy to do. Just be sure to put your blocks in rows as you cut them. I just laid mine out on the floor as I cut them. Then I sewed my rows after cutting them all out. I will try to attach a picture of the one I made.

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    The mistake that i made was i forgot to put the border around the squares before i started cutting the twister squares. If you lay them out before you sew them together and then lay them out again after you cut each twister, then the blocks can be kept in order. I started with a simple pattern- no hearts, trees, wreaths. I'm going to make a doll blanket out of that one. If you start simple, you can learn the process, then branch out.
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Size:  376.5 KBThis is before it was quilted. I don't have a completed picture of it quilted yet. I am sewing the binding on it now. It is going to be in our local quilt show. Once I have a picture of it completed with the binding, I can post it if you want to see it.

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