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Thread: Too much waste??

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    I love the twister blocks and the effect they create in a quilt top, but am I wrong when I say that there is quite a bit of waste when cutting the blocks, or am I doing something wrong? Just wondering. Thanks for any advice you could offer.

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    Senior Member Unique Creations's Avatar
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    I thought there was a lot of waste also.

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    The small twister very little waste compared to the large twister. I also was able to make a binding strip with some of the waste.

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    i won't make one because of the waste. fabric is so expensive to waste that much

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    They do waste a lot. I think a lot of people use those middle squares to make the binding. I don't think it's a big deal if you don't make them all the time. I have the big twister and mainly bought it to use up my old prewashed fat quarters so I don't mind if it wastes some fabric.

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    I saved all my little squares....loL...I'm so cheap!

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    I have seen a lot of people use all the little squares in the border.

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    there is never any waste..it is fabric, use it for something else!

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    With the small twister, I had 2" squares left over and made bowtie blocks out of them. There is always a way to cut and a method to get the most out of it. I love the twister, looks like I really worked hard when I didn't.

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    Saved my pcs plan to use in something else. Maybe even a crazy quilt.

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    I'm working with scraps from the small twister right now and I won't have much waste when I finish. I really like the look of the twister quilt and I save all usable scraps!

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    There was a picture of what she had made with the scraps of a twister.I save everything.I'm careful cutting around the blocks,there is not all that much waste.

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