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Thread: Getting the "Twister" template

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    Getting the "Twister" template

    I won a $10 gift certificate from the www.quiltersobsession.com quilt shop on the January FabShop Hop. I'm thinking of ordering the Twister template. Can't decide if I want the 8 inch or 3.5 inch. Any input or suggestions welcome.
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    I think I would get the big one. Itty bitty Twisters are cute but more difficult to use. If you have a small rotary cutter square, you can make a smaller one by putting it on top of the large Twister and mark the lines on tape.

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    I agree with Tartan, get the large one then use a 50% or 40% off coupon from Joannes or Hobby Lobby or Hancock and get the fussy cut pack of rulers (5) Fons & Porter then put them on top of the Twister ruler and trace the lines on them...you'll then end up with a 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2" rulers to cut out the twister patterns. I thinking that group of rulers cost about $18. to $20. so use a coupon!!!

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    I think I'd be much more tempted to make my own Twister templates from square rulers and get something I couldn't reproduce with the gift certificate, but that's just me. I like multi-tasking tools.
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    These are the ones I was posting about. I use them also to cut I spy and focus squares. http://www.joann.com/fons-porter-fus...prd_02327914a/

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    The 3.5 inch template is to be used with 5 inch charms. The 8 inch template is meant to be used with 10 inch layer cakes. Maybe this will help you to decide. Congrats on your win!!

    Linda in Missouri

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    Thank you everyone for your input. Now I think I will go back and see what else I could get instead of the template. Decisions, decisions...haha. I have until April 1 to decide.

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    Ive just made my own template twice with what I already had. Use the money for something fun like fabric for a twister quilt!
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    I'm sure I have seen a template which does more than one size and you cut up slits. Sorry no name just remember seeing it. This would give you all options.
    It's called a twist and stitch ruler. Nancy notions.
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    I had a lot of fun making the Twister quilt. I would get the large one to begin with. I'm sure you could make your own, but since you have a gift certificate why not splurge and save yourself the hassle.

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    joanns have the templates that have various sizes for the twister by cutting in the slits starting
    at size 3 1/2

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    I have the smaller one, it is fun to use for the charm fabrics. But to really use up some stash, it probably would be more practical to have the bigger one to make quilts instead of the smaller one that I have used for making wall hangings or table runners.

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    In one of my post, I give the instruction to make a twister template and it's so much easier to use just the one patch, rather than sewing four pieces together and then cutting, so much wasted fabric.

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    why not get both? the smaller one is perfect to make twisters out of the leftovers from the large template. this means almost no waste & great borders (or a second quilt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    In one of my post, I give the instruction to make a twister template and it's so much easier to use.
    I would love to learn about your method. Do you have a link to that post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    I would love to learn about your method. Do you have a link to that post?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t182608-3.html

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