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Thread: Hello from 'The Great White North' :)

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    Red face Hello from 'The Great White North' :)

    Hi all,

    I am Trisher from Winnipeg in Canada. So happy to join your group - thanks for having me! I was directed to this Board so many times (from my google searches related to quilting stuff) that I thought maybe it was time to sign on!

    Today (May 24), finds me looking out as I type, to a yard where the trees are just beginning to bud, and the grass is starting to green up. Our summers come late and leave early, but they are glorious while they are here.

    Today's challenges: finish sashing and binding on a 'Leah Day Free Motion Filler' quilt and secondly try to recreate the twister ruler on something I already have. I promised myself this morning that I would NOT buy any more rulers. Almost ordered one already! (They didn't ship to Canada, so I saved myself!)

    Enough about me - I am off to explore the forum!

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    Welcome from OHIO! Please upload pictures of your finished projects. So glad you have joined us.
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    Welcome Winterpeg resident! My sister was born in your fair city. You will find lots of friendly folks here and lots of inspiration
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    Hi Trisher, glad to meet you and welcome from from the great state of Ohio, Amosh country.

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    Welcome from the Adirondack Mtns of northern NY state. I am new here, too, and get so inspired when I see all the great ideas and creations posted here. I think you will enjoy it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Bear View Post
    Welcome from OHIO! Please upload pictures of your finished projects. So glad you have joined us.

    I know I could find it - but to save time (more quilting less internet!) is there a special place to upload pics?

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I think somewhere, sometime, someone showed on QB how to make a square into the Twister ruler. I did myself a small one on a 4 inch square rotary ruler by putting transparent tape on the top of my square in an X and putting the lines on the tape with a Sharpie.

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    Trisher, there is a "Pictures" forum you can get to from the home page. That's where you put any you care to share and where you can find 1000's to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    Trisher, there is a "Pictures" forum you can get to from the home page. That's where you put any you care to share and where you can find 1000's to look at.
    Thanks so much. I found it! Now I have to take pictures of my stuff. I feel like an amateur, but we all have to start somewhere I guess!

    Thanks for the welcomes from everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I think somewhere, sometime, someone showed on QB how to make a square into the Twister ruler. I did myself a small one on a 4 inch square rotary ruler by putting transparent tape on the top of my square in an X and putting the lines on the tape with a Sharpie.
    Thanks! I am gonna try that!

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    Hello Trisher, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here. I hope you will post pictures of your quilt!
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    I used my homemade Twister to do a small project just to see if I liked the technique. If you are going to do a large project I recommend getting the actual Twister ruler if you can. The ruler has little gripping feet on the bottom that help to give you a firmer surface over the bulk of the intersections. Good luck, it's a fun technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    Welcome Winterpeg resident! My sister was born in your fair city. You will find lots of friendly folks here and lots of inspiration
    Small world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I used my homemade Twister to do a small project just to see if I liked the technique. If you are going to do a large project I recommend getting the actual Twister ruler if you can. The ruler has little gripping feet on the bottom that help to give you a firmer surface over the bulk of the intersections. Good luck, it's a fun technique.
    Thanks for the words of wisdom. I will wait until my next trip south of the border and pick one up

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI USA

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    Welcome from S CA!

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    Hello and welcome from New Hampshire.
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    welcome from se Texas
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    Welcome from Oregon. Any questions you have, just ask. There is always someone with the info that is more than willing to share!

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    Welcome from the Show Me State of Missouri, USA. I have a sister and brother in law and a niece in your town, We visited about 20 yrs ago we really need to visit again. Nice city for sure. Looking forward to getting to know you and your quilts. 0;-)
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    Welcome from Saskatoon, SK. You will enjoy the quilting board. Lots of information and everyone is so helpful when you run into a problem.

    If you are planning a trip to my fair province, try to make it for this fall. Quilt show in Saskatoon this fall, and it is usually just great.

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    While you can make your own Twister, it is best to buy the original ones by the designers who made them. It makes it so much easier to cut your pinwheels.

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