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#1 all pieces laid out

2, align edge of triangle along square, corners of triange will overlap. Stitch

3 Press to one side

#2 - sew triangle to square

3 - press toward square

4 - trim off triangle corner to line up with square

5 after trimming

placement of second unit

7- sew second unit to square - pen line added for emphasis

8 - Press to one side

9 -- Trim 1/4 inch from point of square

10 - corner unit finished.

Muslin is 7 inch square and windows are 2 inch trimed down later.
I use a 6 inch cardboard to press seam allowances

2 sides first then the other 2 remove cardboard

fold in half - right side together - stitch from outer edge to center on both ends I use an air erase marker to dot the center

when both ends are sewn turn right side out

stitch from center half way out on both sides again I use an air erase marker to mark the center I work from the center out because that is how I was taught to do it.

fold opposite corner points to center and stitch together

then one at a time the 2 remaining corners, when all corners are sewn together tack through the center to keep in place.

You must decide which side of the square you want to be the back of your quilt. One ways show all your tiny stitches the other way is plain. I went for the stitches - figured if I was going to do all those tiny stitches I wanted them to show.

now you need to attach 2 squares together. Bach sides of quilt together I do the tiny stitches again but this will be covered by the colored window fabric.

trim colored fabric to fit just inside that center square. pinch two sides up at corner and stitch then continue down each side folding muslin over window and stitching down. Do not go all the way through to the back.

2 points of the square will be free, the other 2 will not as that is where the 2 squares are sewn together

6 finished squares ready to be added to quilt (above) the back of those 6 squares

6 squares added to quilt - I just can not blindly stick my hand into the window pile and use it - I pick and choose but on ly here there is not a great master plan for color

next set of six ready to go Hope this is clear. Sorry for the color difference in the pictures they were taken in different rooms.

back of quilt

Snap Bag Tutorial
Eleanor Burns Videos

Dresden Plate:

This is my li twister mug rug that I am making
My mug rug finished:

Pictures of Projects that others has made using the Lil Twister:

quilt to use up leftovers for the borders


2. the big twister:

Lil Twister Tutorial


Lil Twister Wreath Pictures:


Wreath: wreath demo:

Big Twister Tutorial

bright colors:

twinkiedog (member posted this link)

pictures of a surprise project

posting links and resources here for us

links show what is left over for making a small Lil Twister Quilt

Quilting Board members pictures:
2. Lil Twister Octagon Table runner:
3. TAblerunner:
4. Tablerunner:
5. Tablerunner - Easter:

Cool quilts:

Pictures of finished Lil Twister Wreaths:

resources to buy tools:

This one on the second page shows how to put it together.

This shows how to make the tool.


1. http://pickupsomecreativity.blogspot...-tutorial.html



Tutorials to Make Ironing Board Covers



2. big ironing board to fit over your ironing board

3. ironing board cover:

I have done miles and miles of the string piecing this way for borders, quilt blocks, etc...I use 3" wide paper and can when done, cut pieces for many many different patterns.
I like it sort of wonky rather than each piece cut exactly the same and sewn straight..but you can do either
I start with my paper in a box or in the pic you can see I use the thread holder...anything to keep it from rolling all over.
I cut my scraps anywhere from about 1" wide to 1 1/2" wide and about 3 1/2" long.
First you lay one piece right side up on the end of your paper...lay the next strip face down on that and sew as shown using 1/4" seam allowance.. Flip it back and finger press and then lay the next piece face down on that and repeat...I like to sew them at a little angle here and there to make them "wonky".....continue on as long as you like but I find normally I stopped at about 1 yard of the piecing and trimmed it as shown and then rolled it up and continued on...make sense?

Super Fast Jelly-roll Quilt
Approximate finished size: 65” X 79”

This idea was shared with me by a friend. I’ve written it up so I can share it. Enjoy!!!

What you will need: 1 jelly roll
1st border: 1/2 yard
2nd border: 1 1/4 yards
Directions: Sew all the jellyroll strips end to end in random order. Cut the selvages off as you go.
You will have a very long strip of fabric approximately 1600 inches long. (40 strips x 40”)
Important: Cut 20” off of the beginning of the long strip of fabric and throw it in your stash. You won’t be using it. This will make it so your seams will be staggered as you sew them together.
Now find the 2 ends of the strip and put right sides together and start sewing!!! Sew down the long side of the strip to the end and cut the loop at the end of the strip. You now have a very long strip that is 2-jellyroll strips wide.
If you want to at this point, you can press them open, but pressing is really not necessary until you have the whole thing sewn. Remember this is supposed to be a fun and FAST quilt. Don’t stress over anything!

Next...find the two ends of this long strip again and put right sides together. Sew all the way down to the end and cut the loop at the end again. You will now have a strip that is 4– jellyroll strips wide.

Now... find the two ends of this long strip and put right sides together. Sew all the way down to the end and cut the loop at the end. You will now have a strip that is 8– jellyroll strips wide.

Again...find the two ends of the long strip and put right sides together. Sew all the way down to the end and cut the loop at the end. You will now have a that is 16– jellyroll strips wide.

For the last time…..find the two ends of the long strip and put right sides together. Sew all the way down to the end and cut the loop at the end.
You will now have a that is 32– jellyroll strips wide.

You are finished!!!
You now have the center of your quilt.
It should measure approximately 50” x 64”
Square it up.

Borders are next:
1st border: Cut 6—2 1/2 inch strips. Join together.
Measure and apply borders as shown.
2nd border: Cut 7—6” strips. Join together.
Measure and apply as shown.

Composition books have not changed size forever. Plus they have a hard cover. So I chose them to cover in quilted fabric. I have given so many of these as gifts because I can find fabric in a favorite color or a subject that they enjoy.

I have written this so you can start with one fat quarter. I am normally making more than one so I start with yardage. I have included the zipper pocket but you can choose not to do that.
Cut your fat quarter so you have one piece 12" by long width of fat quarter. Cut a pocket lining from the remain strip 12" x 6, Cut binding strips 1 1/2" wide and join them together. Quilt the 12 x WOF piece or main piece of your BUB Notice on the photo with the things needed, that there is a white chalk mark outside of the feather pattern. That is actually an outline of the composition book opened. I can't use this for my sewing measurements. A book is longer around it when it is closed.

Sew the binding strips to the short edges of your quilted piece. Fold it around the edge and stitch in the ditch to secure the binding. It is not clean finished on t.he inside. . Also turn under a quarter inch on the long side (12") of the pocket

I used a 9" zipper. Place the right side of the BUB as it is right side up onto the zipper tape and topstitch it to the zipper. Put the finished edge of the pocket on the right side tape of the zipper and topstitch it on.

Turn the pocket around the zipper tape . There are those areas above and below the zipper where things could come out of the pocket. I have put a piece of cardboard to show you how and where I sew to make sure these holes are closed. I know I have not sewn the bottom of the pocket to the quilted piece yet. Don't

With the Nice side of the BUB up put the composition book down centering over your pattern. The edges of the quilted piece that you put the binding on form the facing . Fold the edges into the compostion book. Yes you are seeing the wrong side of the quilting. It is OK. I put a pin top and bottom on the two folds . Now I can unfold the facing that contains the pocket and sew the bottom of the pocket so that my seam is hitting the edge of the pocket and is between the pins that mark the fold and the zipper.

The little piece of cardboard is where you would sew the bottom of the pocket.

Now refold those facing areas back again at the pins that are marking them I mark lines 10 inches apart on the facings and sew these lines on the facings only. You can put your book on the cover to help find where you want to draw the first line. I draw it with my long ruler. Look at the top fo the photo, you can see lines on the facing. Measure 10 inches down to get the lines for the other side of the facing. Then sew these four lines on the facing only.

To grade the seams, cut off the corner at an angle. Then only cut the facing to 1/4". Leave the excess on the main body of the BUB. WHAT IF YOU USED LESS THAN 12 INCHES FOR WIDTH. The top and bottom folded in may peak out so fuse it down.
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