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Thread: Smaller Twister Tree

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    like it...my friend and I had several size templates cut at Lowes

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianneK
    like it...my friend and I had several size templates cut at Lowes
    Can you possibly help me out with my question about fabric and plastic sizes? And perhaps there are more sizes than I have asked about above?
    Please? and Thanks!

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    Love your color layout. I have bookmarked this and will probably steal your layout idea! I have the same rows, etc., but couldn't decide on how to do the colors. Thanks!

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    cute tell us how u did it
    where did u palce ur blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymm
    Thought I'd share photos of my version of the Christmas tree twister. It's smaller than other ones I've seen. The first photo is pre the last border needed before cutting with twister tool. The other hasn't been squared and needs borders, but I thought I'd show it in this state. I tried to use two colors of garlands and the blue didn't show well in photo. I also went for a simpler trunk.. It's not perfect but if I can find the right fabric for borders, I'll finish it soon. I think it needs a red stopper and something with gold in it for outside border. I've been to 3 quilt shops in last couple of days, but haven't found final border yet. I'll probably use the red from garland for stopper border.
    Looks nice and Christmas-y ... I really like this one!
    Hope you find the fabric you want for the border. That sometimes is the most frustrating part, isn't it? You know what you want ... and can't find it!

    When you say smaller ... what size are your fabric squares? and what size of plastic template did you use?
    Please? and Thanks!

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    Love your twister tree.......thank you for sharing!

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    How cute!! I'm wondering if the planning was very complicated. Will have to try to find this pattern on the web.

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    Adorable. I love the twister tool, but there is no reason to settle for only the sizes they offer, as you can just use the same angles and downsize it or upsize it to what suits you exactly.:)

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    Neat!!!!

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    So cute! What a great idea.

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    Cute tree!

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    I am on I phone but will try to answer. I used a. Tool 2 3/4
    Square (made by husband) so that is size of cut block. I used squares on all whites too...it keeps tesselation going. Probably misspelled that but no dictionary in car. After finishing, I considered 2 changes. First leaving off top green so star is nestled into green and also considered putting some sort of triangle! Truth, i'm happy as is. Leaving off top green would have made it squatter!

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    This board is so supportive! Thanks all.

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    Anyone ele who can answer questions, please jump in.

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    Add... I am away from home for weekend when I get home and can measure my templates, I will. For those who haven,t see technique before, search on board or Google Twister tool tutorial. I started by buying 5" and big tool and book, but have seen other wonderful tires on computer. Don't miss twister wreath...so easy and cute! Fingers too big for I phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    That is just adorable. Did u use the 5" squares or the 3.5"?
    Just checking ... is it 5" fabric squares and the twister plastic tool is 3-1/2" ??

    And the 10" fabric squares, what size is the plastic?

    And the Mini sized one ... what size for both?

    would hate to cut and sew ... and then discover I have the wrong size of plastic. THANKS!
    the plastic for the 10" fabric is 8 1/2 inches. i think the "formula" is the plastic should be 1 1/2" smaller than the fabric.

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    I like the star at the top just as is, it looks like a tree should that way !!

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    What a great idea, I will have to make one of these. I have the tool but not used it yet.

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    That is really cute. And what a clever DH!

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    nice, I just got the little twister this past weekend - you make it look fun!

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    That looks really neat!

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    cute!

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    I am so amazed how such a plain boring before can become such an awesome after with this technique! Very creative and lovely after!!

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    That's really cool.

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    You have inspired me to use the Twister template that I bought a couple of months ago. Cute Christmas tree!

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