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Thread: Turning Twenty What???

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    I've seen many members' Turning Twenty quilts on here and like the look but I don't get why the quilts are named that. (I don't have a pattern and have no idea how to make one.) Could someone simply enlighten my? Are they called that because you use twenty fat quarters? Or do you have to actually turn something twenty times? Thanks in advance for the feedback. :D

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    20 fat quarters into a quilt

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    Like she said, 20 fat quarters are in the full size quilt.

    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    So the 'Twenty' comes from the number of fat quarters. Where does the turning come from?

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    Welcome. This was my quandry for quite a while too. I still don't understand the yellow brick road name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwinstwin
    So the 'Twenty' comes from the number of fat quarters. Where does the turning come from?
    Turning Twenty fat quarters into a quilt :D:D:D

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    The finished result looks so simple. Is a pattern really necessary?

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    The patterns show you how to cut the fat quarters. there isn't much waste in the process. I turn '9' for a quilt the size of 50" square and it is perfect for Project Linus. The beginning Turning 20 books have large peices, 3 pieces per fat quarter. The later ones have more, 11 for some of them from each fat quarter. I do better with a book or a pattern sometimes. Each block is 16" square and you can turn them anyway you want because the sizes are the same.

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    Hi and welcome from Iowa. I wondered this as well and appreciated that you asked and it was answered. :wink:

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    In addition to turning them into a quilt, you turn them in different directions (for variety) so maybe it's both.

    kinda like the Take 5 patterns are to 'take' 5 different fabrics and make a quilt.

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    Hello from Western Mountain Maryland !!

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    it now is so simple

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    the pattern is based on a 20- fat quarter collection, you cut the blocks all together, mix up the pieces and put them back together. the 20 fat quarters is all it takes unless you decide to add borders.

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    Welcome!

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    You turn each block 90 degrees as you piece it.
    Quote Originally Posted by mytwinstwin
    So the 'Twenty' comes from the number of fat quarters. Where does the turning come from?

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    wait till you figure out the BQ pattern. it's big block quilt I think. large squares of focus fabric with strips sewn on to make large blocks.
    goodness, Salsa and other names for quilts out there. can't think of them all right now.

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    I have a friend who used the Turning Twenty pattern for making her a shower curtain and it turned out BEAUTIFUL ! ! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwinstwin
    The finished result looks so simple. Is a pattern really necessary?
    I didn't use a pattern for mine. I cut squares and rectangles to make a 12" finished block, then I rotated them and sewed them together. Here are a couple of pics of the ones I did.
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    very cute! I like!

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