Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Lil, Twister

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    465

    Lil, Twister

    I bought a ruler at the Saskatoon Quilt Show & I'm wondering if anyone here has tried one. It calls for 5" squares & a 3" boarder. I was wondering do I have to do the boarder? It makes such cute blocks, but I guess I wasn't listening close enough, or didn't ask enough questions.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Rogersville, Al
    Posts
    25
    You really need the border to finish it. If you didn't have it you would have half of a windmill on the outer edges. They are really fun to do and go together really quick.

  3. #3
    Super Member Lynnie25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,908
    Greeter Eva, I have done the lil twister both with and without the border. I will see if I can attach photos to show you. The bottom left one has had a 3inch border added, the rest haven't - just the 5inch squares joined together and then used the twister tool.

    Twister quilts are just so much fun to do
    Attached Images Attached Images
    QB Albums: Lynnie25's Quilts; Selvedge Quilts; Lyn's Dolls Quilt Swap Quilts

  4. #4
    Super Member snipforfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,971
    Blog Entries
    8
    The border becomes part of the blocks. Is not a traditional use of a border. After you get all the blocks finished and sewn together, the you can add a real border.

  5. #5
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    29,901
    They look nice either way. There are also other patterns to do with the twister. I've seen the Christmas wreath, Christmas tree, Heart shaped, tablerunners and Halloween patterns. Basically any pattern you can work out on graph paper can become a twister design. Have fun!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    465
    Thankyou for all the info & thankyou Lynnie for the pics. Now it all makes sense to me, what the boarder is for. This is such a nice board to get all the info you need. Thanks again.

  7. #7
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,920
    Blog Entries
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    Greeter Eva, I have done the lil twister both with and without the border. I will see if I can attach photos to show you. The bottom left one has had a 3inch border added, the rest haven't - just the 5inch squares joined together and then used the twister tool.

    Twister quilts are just so much fun to do
    Lynnie, thanks so much for posting the pic. It's so easy to visualize the difference when one has something to look at. I think i prefer the border look, but the non-border is not bad at all.
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    458
    Blog Entries
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    Greeter Eva, I have done the lil twister both with and without the border. I will see if I can attach photos to show you. The bottom left one has had a 3inch border added, the rest haven't - just the 5inch squares joined together and then used the twister tool.

    Twister quilts are just so much fun to do
    Thanks for posting the pictures - I really like both types - with an extra border and without. The extra border would allow you to bring out a certain color in the piece. Very nice work!!

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,299
    I would use a border. I think it finishes the quilt.

  10. #10
    Senior Member SUZAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Fowlerville, MI
    Posts
    686
    Darn it Lynnie25, I almost had myself talked out of wanting one of those twisters but after seeing your quilts, I want one again...beautiful work!

  11. #11
    Super Member Kathy T.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL USA
    Posts
    2,950
    Greeeter Eva:
    Thanks for asking this question - I had never thought to use it without the border. I've just gotten my Lil' Twister.

    And thank you, Lynnie25, for the pictures. Now I like it both ways (especially the one with the small inner border).

  12. #12
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    I am with you, I saw twister quilts and fell in love with them, but had too many projects. Need an idea for a gift scrappy quilt, and once again I am intrigued with the twister. Is it as easy as they say?
    Quote Originally Posted by SUZAG View Post
    Darn it Lynnie25, I almost had myself talked out of wanting one of those twisters but after seeing your quilts, I want one again...beautiful work!
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

  13. #13
    Senior Member fatquarters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    840
    Blog Entries
    2
    I recently posted before and after cutting a twister pics for another member, I will try to find the old post for you
    fatquarters

  14. #14
    Senior Member Earleen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Michigan--the sunrise side
    Posts
    389
    I am hooked 2 wreaths done one as wall hanging, other table topper. I also used the little scrap quares and did a mini cut my own pattern square. Very time consuming with that tiny of pieces. Do not get a block out of place ( ask me how I know) only took 4 hrs. to re sew and figure it out.

  15. #15
    Senior Member fatquarters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    840
    Blog Entries
    2
    I recently posted before and after cutting a twister pics for another member, I will try to find the old post for you! I can't figure out how to post a link, maybe someone else can.

    The post is called. Twister measurement question
    Posted on nov 9 by jillaine

    Sorry I can't bring this up for you
    fatquarters

  16. #16
    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,788
    Love the ruler. So fast and easy to do!
    Nothing's a mistake. It's a learning experience. Some experiences, you learn more than others.

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,719
    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters View Post
    I recently posted before and after cutting a twister pics for another member, I will try to find the old post for you! I can't figure out how to post a link, maybe someone else can.

    The post is called. Twister measurement question
    Posted on nov 9 by jillaine

    Sorry I can't bring this up for you
    Here it is! Click the link!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...n-t167237.html
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
    Susan

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    372
    I just have finished a table runner we started in a class and finished at home. I was terrified to cut with a rotary cutter because the template is places so verrrrry close to the next piece with only 1/4" between! I finally traced around with marking pen and cut w/scissors. I am very pleased with the results, but whoever thought this up has way too much time on their hands! Make it, destroy it, reconstruct it....quilting is a bizarre craft!
    I placed the "border fabric" in each of the outside 4 corners of the 9 patch, a red dot, then a golden print in the center, and several varied red and green prints to fill in. When it finished the red dot is the field and the pin wheels float in that border color. It is stunning. Linda

  19. #19
    Super Member grandme26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Central Arkansas
    Posts
    2,562
    Love my "lil twister"
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Asheboro(Farmer), North Carolina
    Posts
    652
    Beautiful work on pics taken of the twisters--they are fun to do indeed...
    Carol

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.