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Thread: Twister Christmas quilt

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    Great job on this!
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    Could you possibly do a tutorial on this? And where do you get the twister tool and instructions? The original is beautiful, but that twister is something else! Oh, and could you possibly lay it out, then cut it, or does it have to be sewn together first? Seems like such a waste of time, thread, and energy. Of course, if you use the original seams, it might make sense--maybe.
    Last edited by GA-Ann; 10-11-2012 at 10:41 AM.

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    Nice quilt. It sounds like a complicated technique. I imagine you'd have to have a large table to work on it.

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    What size did you start with and what was ending size? This is so, on to do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    I have a question. I have not done a twister quilt yet, but would like to do a baby quilt in greens. If i put it together in the 5" squares step in the shape of a shamrock, and then cut it up in the twister step, will it look like a shamrock when I sew it back together? Like your Christmas tree? It would be so cool if it did.
    Thanks everyone for your kind words! Now, you all need to go get the Twister ruler (for 10" squares) or the Lil Twister (for 5" squares). Wouldn't it be cool to see how many different quilt tops we could all come up with using the Twister rulers and different ideas!

    Yes, you can sew your quilt together using 5" squares in the shape of a shamrock, then cut it apart using the LiL Twister ruler (it is a 3.5" twister ruler) very carefully row by row - you will end up with a Shamrock with the Twister look! The key is that you have to carefully cut the first top you made starting on the top left outside edge, going carefully across the row - laying the twister ruler with the lines lined up at each intersection. You have to line the pieces up exactly as you cut them. Sew each row as you go so none of the pieces get out of sequence - you will see the pin wheels forming - just keep the rows in perfect order!

    Remember, the second top is easy as long as you line up the pieces as you cut them - sew the pieces into a row, attach the rows together. The second quilt has to be done piece by piece in sequence to get the fabric to match up.

    Oh and to answer the size question, first quilt top was about 65x70. The finished Twister tree measures 47x50 with the border on.

    Have fun and please post your projects!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA-Ann View Post
    Could you possibly do a tutorial on this? And where do you get the twister tool and instructions? The original is beautiful, but that twister is something else! Oh, and could you possibly lay it out, then cut it, or does it have to be sewn together first? Seems like such a waste of time, thread, and energy. Of course, if you use the original seams, it might make sense--maybe.
    Sorry, but the first top has to be sewn together to get the Twister look. Yes, you do have waste. The second top is about 1/3 the size of the first top, but there is no other way to get the look.

    The Twister rulers are available at most quilt stores now. When you purchase a ruler, there are instructions on how to do the quilt!

    Nancy

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    crazy, maybe, but the effect is stunning!
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    WOW! Very cool!

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    That is beautiful, but for some reason the tool intimidates me badly. Have had the tool for over a year now and have plenty of Christmas fabric (all folded in a 13 gallon trash bag on my closet floor). Thanks for the inspiration and sharing.

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    Just beautiful. I've made a couple of the twister quilts but not Christmas. Good job.

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