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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Can anyone tell me where to get the new smaller ones? I've looked online and can't find them. My LQS's don't carry them...
    Why don't you just make your own out of plexiglass? I made mine that way, way cheaper than the readymade ones. You can buy the sticky plastic feet at the dollar store to hold it up off the fabric to prevent slippage. There is a thread on here somewhere addressing this subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    The two smallest ones, can be purchased at www.primitivegatherings.us. Hope this helps. They come with a pattern so you have to buy the pattern to get the template.
    I don't see them anywhere on the site!
    I only see the Twister and the Lil Twister, the original ones.
    PLEASE advise :)
    thanks Susie, I thought I was the only one who couldn't find them and I've been to that site at least 5 times!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Can anyone tell me where to get the new smaller ones? I've looked online and can't find them. My LQS's don't carry them...
    They're available as "X-blocks" from
    www.queenquiltdesigns.com

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    Diane thank you for posting pictures of your twister quilts. i have had the large size twister ruler for about a year.

    I really like your quilts. I'm getting the idea that contrast is whats important when choosing fabrics.

    Every time i see a picture of a twister quilt it starts telling me to please bump it to the top of my to do list.

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    Thanks for all the help.
    Watterstide- I love yours!!

    I can't see spending that kind of money on the teeny ones.
    The other link has better prices or I may just see if I can make my own.

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    Thanks for all the help.
    Watterstide- I love yours!!

    I can't see spending that kind of money on the teeny ones.
    The other link has better prices or I may just see if I can make my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Thanks for all the help.
    Watterstide- I love yours!!

    I can't see spending that kind of money on the teeny ones.
    The other link has better prices or I may just see if I can make my own.
    I have the large one. I want the smaller ones but don't want to spend the money. A while back someone on here had instructions on how to make them. I am just going to make me one when i get caught up on the projects i already have started. Leaves more money for fabric, i think i am addicted to it. lol

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    Watterstide:
    Please explain what an online pj party is---(and I love your photos):

    " did an on-line PJ party tutorial it was fun."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    The large twister tool is 8" square for 10" blocks or layer cakes. There are 4 sizes available.
    This looks like such a fun and happy quilt! Great job!

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    Gotta keep an eye on this entry to learn more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread
    What size are the blocks for the different sizes of twister tools?
    I only have the small one & would like one to make larger blocks.
    Let me know if you have one for sale & price.
    The 8" tool uses 10" blocks, the 3" tool uses 5" blocks, the 2" tool uses 3" blocks and the 1" tool uses 2" blocks.
    Thank your very much for that!
    Your work is so great!!!
    A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    Ok ~~~I have to ask, what is a twister tool? What does it look like, how do is it used? :oops:
    Yes, what is it?

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    For those who want to know what a twister tool is and what the resulting quilts look like, you might do a search at top of the page for "twister." There have been lots of beautiful quilts made. It's a fun project. I understand it may be based on a "Magic Pinwheel" pattern in a magazine (maybe an Australian one, but not 100 percent sure.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymm
    Watterstide:
    Please explain what an online pj party is---(and I love your photos):

    " did an on-line PJ party tutorial it was fun."
    a bunch of girls volunteer to have/give classes on line, in real time. "PJ" because they start in the evening.. so west coast and east coast can join in. everyone is is busy in the summer, so we wait until winter months.


    i made my own twister tools..i bought the large and small one, and then made sizes in-between. you can go to my profile and search the topics section. or email me
    strut526 at gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by aronel
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    Ok ~~~I have to ask, what is a twister tool? What does it look like, how do is it used? :oops:
    Yes, what is it?
    angel, go to the beginning if this thread..

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    Watterstide. That sound like fun. Thanks for explaining. After my next bee, I'll try to do a photo of all the table runners that resulted from our two bee sessions. I made one charm pack table runner and one with the 10" blocks. The charm pack size is made of batiks and the other of Auntie Grace. They look so different but I love them both. One think I noticed about the batik: If you have big color sections in the uncut fabric, it can make a difference in how the pinwheel looks (mine looks like I have one wrong piece of fabric, but I decided that's how batiks go!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymm
    Watterstide. That sound like fun. Thanks for explaining. After my next bee, I'll try to do a photo of all the table runners that resulted from our two bee sessions. I made one charm pack table runner and one with the 10" blocks. The charm pack size is made of batiks and the other of Auntie Grace. They look so different but I love them both. One think I noticed about the batik: If you have big color sections in the uncut fabric, it can make a difference in how the pinwheel looks (mine looks like I have one wrong piece of fabric, but I decided that's how batiks go!)
    it is hard to visualize how the colors will turn out,so close to each other..i tossed in a few white on white..and maybe should of used a few more.
    yes, please share your table runners with us ! aunt grace or 30' prints are my favorites!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    Ok ~~~I have to ask, what is a twister tool? What does it look like, how do is it used? :oops:
    Thanks for asking I didn't know either. I've seen the quilt, but didn't realize it needed a special ruler. More money to be spent, huh?

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    Marymm, I made three projects, two of them twister quilts, with a layer cake of 30's fabric.
    http://www.quiltinglinda.com/categor...ne-layer-cake/
    Linda OH

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    Linda, Thanks for the info. They are really nice. Plus, I'm glad to be able to look at your blog. Great!

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    I'm in the process of making a wreath out of Christmas fabric.I'm using the 2 1/4 twister template.I'm ready to put on the boarder,they i will be ready to cut out the squares.
    Connie in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    I'm in the process of making a wreath out of Christmas fabric.I'm using the 2 1/4 twister template.I'm ready to put on the boarder,they i will be ready to cut out the squares.
    Connie in CO
    that is too small for me! i used the one for 5" charms..

    this one finished at about 24"

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    I'm in the process of making a wreath out of Christmas fabric.I'm using the 2 1/4 twister template.I'm ready to put on the boarder,they i will be ready to cut out the squares.
    Connie in CO
    that is too small for me! i used the one for 5" charms..

    this one finished at about 24"
    Kim,
    Can you tell us how many 5" charms you used (and the color layout) to achieve your "wreath" look?
    Thanks!

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    I made a small tutorial for the wreath quilt.
    http://www.quiltinglinda.com/categor...wister-wreath/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    Just measured mine for you and it is 8" square and used with 10" squares of fabric
    How far in from the edge is the "X" marking on the 8" square? I love the little twister...and they're so much fun to make. I'd really like to tackle a larger quilt! Thanks so much!

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