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Thread: Twister ruler 8 inch sq Question

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    Twister ruler 8 inch sq Question

    I don't have a twister ruler,however, I have an 8 inch square and was going to mark the x shape but I noticed it is is not from corner to corner. Can anyone help me and tell me how many inches to go over and mark it? I hope you understand what I am asking and trying to do. thanks
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    It doesn't matter, as long as it's exactly the same size on each side.
    You can really vary how the design turns out by changing the angle.
    Something to play with, maybe, on the next one. ;-)

    However, you can see the proportions here on the tool itself.
    http://oneygirl-myquiltingadventure....ster-tool.html
    Looks likes it starts about a 1/5 of the way down the side.
    On an 8.5" ruler, I'd call it 1-3/4" .

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    Thanks so much, i am going to mark 1 and 1/2 inches on an 8 inch square ruler. I hope is works. i have 36 10 1/2 inch squares all sewn together and now adding a 6 1/2 boarder. I'll keep in touch and show pictures. It is a quilted table cloth for my daughter for xmas.
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    I just measured my twist and stitch ruler and the line is 1 and 7/8" inches in from each corner on 8 inch square. Hope this helps. MTS has a very good eye for measurement.

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    My apologies.
    I read the post and saw 8.5" - maybe because that's my go to ruler.

    On an 8" ruler, the exact measurement is a bit over ~ 1.6", so going up or down an 1/8" won't matter much at all.

    Just FYI - the closer the cut is to the corner of the square, the thinner your wedges will be in the center when you sew the twister-ed(?) blocks together

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    ​You can make your own but the little feet on the original Twister tool certainly make it easier to put the ruler over the seams. I made my own for my Charlie Brown Christmas tree but I didn't get the angle quite right. I just posted a picture of it quilted and it is cute but not as nice as if I had the tiny Twister ruler.

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    Before you cut the first piece, make sure that the ruler fits on your blocks. Just do a dry run, maybe using a chalk pencil to make sure that the pieces won't run into each other. Might have to adjust your angle a bit.

    I really do agree with the little feet comment. They really stablize the ruler over the seams so it doesn't wobble.
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    You could buy those little sticky discs to put on the corners of the ruler to be able to get the clearance,

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    I have the Twister rulers, and the feet are great!! However, another suggestion for stabilizing any ruler is to use clear nail polish and sprinkle with salt. I let mine dry overnight. You could make the glob of nail polish as thick as you'd like. I first used this on my wedge ruler for a Spicy Spiral tablerunner, and it works great. I do this to all my rulers now.

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