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Thread: Twisted Quilt using the Twist tool.

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    I have these "twisters" and love them. I can make the larger size quilt top with a layer cake in about 6 hours. So much fun. I have a stack in my "project" pile to make some more.
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    cool, never seen those rulers before, thanks for sharing with us

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Thank You for the site. I just saw a pic. of the quilt yesterday and wondered how it was made. Now I know. Looks like a fun project.
    Lovequilts where did you get your twister ruler?

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    they are so much fun, is your ruler 3 1/2" or larger...I made a ruler 6 1/2" and am going to try a larger one
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    BellaBoo...Just love them...but you are hard on my pocketbook today. HAD to have them, so just ordered them from Country Schoolhouse Quilt Shop. Also couldn't resist getting the new book out, "Let's Twist". Thanks for the site info...loved the tutorial. Hope I will be twisting soon, but have a couple other WIP to finish first. Have a great morning!
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    Has anyone made their own "gizmo"? what sizes are the templates? I love the look. Thanks for the links.

    Carol

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    Love the twister!!

    made from 30's charms--no waste i used the leftover for the border hoping to make a quilt out of it someday!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by User886077
    Has anyone made their own "gizmo"? what sizes are the templates? I love the look. Thanks for the links.

    Carol
    I was wondering the very same thing. I Googled and couldn't find the actual sizes of the rulers.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57130-1.htm

    This link from board site shows how to do "Magic Pinwheels". It looks like the same thing. This might help. Thanks to greencat for doing all the work. I don't know if anyone has the larger block measurements.

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    I made one 3 1/2 and 6 1/2...the little placemat was the 3 1/2" template and 5" blocks, 5across and 5 down with 3" border...they are so much fun...

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    That is so neat, even I could do that. thank you and God bless. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by User886077
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57130-1.htm

    This link from board site shows how to do "Magic Pinwheels". It looks like the same thing. This might help. Thanks to greencat for doing all the work. I don't know if anyone has the larger block measurements.

    Carol
    "I got the pattern from the Australian Patchwork & Quilting 1998 Yearbook. More than happy to send it to you."

    this is where the pattern originated from...always wondered. shows how to mark your 3 1/2" template

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    when I use my 6" template I'm going to try 8" blocks with a 4" border, I want to try a full size quilt doing it this way. Should be pretty in scraps...

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    Just wondering linda, what will your templet measurement be on your six inch templet? This looks like fun and I want to try it too.

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    Cool, thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you I would love to have any information you may have. The directions say to add a 3" border. Is that a finished 3" or a cut strip of 3"?

    How do you determine where to mark your block (as with the 3 1/2" template) when you make the block larger?

    Also, I learned something (as usual the hard way). I washed my 5" charm pack and then put them in the dryer in a lingerie bag. They shrunk just enough to NOT be 5" anymore. I think I should have let them dry on their own.

    Great pattern!

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57130-1.htm


    this gives exact measurements to mark your ruler or template plastic....its exactly what mine measures...you can figure out how do do a 6" template too, just add 2" to your markings on all sides....clear as mud but that what I did...

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    Yes, a friend of mine had her husband cut a whole lot of them for a group of us to learn last year before the "commercial" ones were available but after that different gals had any hardware store cut them. The small one is 3 1/2 inches with the measurement 1 inch in from the corners and draw the diagonal line with a sharpie marker. very easy. the larger one for the layer cake (10") square is 8 1/2" I believe. I just can't put my hands on my larger one now. I think you might be able to go 8 3/4 or 9" but try a couple first. A bit larger template would just leave less waste. Definitely very easy to make your own!
    Quote Originally Posted by User886077
    Has anyone made their own "gizmo"? what sizes are the templates? I love the look. Thanks for the links.

    Carol

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    Yes, a friend of mine had her husband cut a whole lot of them for a group of us to learn last year before the "commercial" ones were available but after that different gals had any hardware store cut them. The small one is 3 1/2 inches with the measurement 1 inch in from the corners and draw the diagonal line with a sharpie marker. very easy. the larger one for the layer cake (10") square is 8 1/2" I believe. I just can't put my hands on my larger one now. I think you might be able to go 8 3/4 or 9" but try a couple first. A bit larger template would just leave less waste. Definitely very easy to make your own![

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    Quote Originally Posted by User886077
    Has anyone made their own "gizmo"? what sizes are the templates? I love the look. Thanks for the links.

    Carol
    I was wondering the very same thing. I Googled and couldn't find the actual sizes of the rulers.

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    Love it and the vintage look .

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    Have you tried the larger quilt yet using the 6 1/2" ruler with 8" blocks? There is a twister tool using 10" blocks, but don't know what size the ruler is. President of our quilt guild said she thinks it would be a 6 1/2".

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    I think it would 8 1/2" not 6 1/2" otherwise there would be way too much waste.

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    We had our quilt guild meeting last night and one of the ladies had just bought the book, she didn't have it with her, but is going to send me an e-mail after checking it out, another just ordered the book. When I find out I'll let you know.

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