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Remember the Twister tool?

Old 08-20-2021, 03:31 PM
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Decided to used the twister tool to make some quilts. Have the books but really don't tell me how many charms I need to make quilts approx 36x42 including boarders. You guys remember these quilts. Can you help?
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Old 08-20-2021, 03:37 PM
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I would make one block to determine the finished size, then do the calculation from there for how many blocks you need for the size you want
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Old 08-20-2021, 05:35 PM
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I remember the twister quilts, but I never had the tool. I think I'd do what LAF suggests.
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Old 08-20-2021, 06:50 PM
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The size does decrease quite a bit using the twister tool. I would plan to do the squares the whole 36 X 42 .You can make the centre and then adjust the size by adding a border.
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Old 08-20-2021, 07:17 PM
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If you have the small twister tool and use charm packs (5" squares)., The block will be 3.5". I'm working on one know. I'm doing a Queen size. I did 23 squares across and down with a 3.5" border around. I'm adding a second border after cutting and sewing the squares. My finished size will be 86x86.
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https://quiltedworks.com/blogs/tutor...-tool-tutorial
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Old 08-21-2021, 03:01 AM
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Queen, just the number I need. Now I can put a stitckee on my books. TUSM
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Old 08-21-2021, 03:56 AM
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I made a lot of the twister quilts. I think have about 4-5 different sizes twister tools. I never made the smallest one. I made one queen sized and several smaller table runners. They were fun to make. Enjoy. Just remember that the larger ones take up a HUGE amount of spaces before you cut them into the twister....I would if you could work them in sections somehow?
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I always liked the looks but, never bought the tool for them.
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