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Thread: Twister help

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    Senior Member wanttobe's Avatar
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    Twister help

    I have never taken quilting classes but I would love to make a twist quilt. Do you need a special tool to do it? If so could someone post a picture of it. And do you think it is something a new quilter could do? Is it too complicated?

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    Check out my post by searching "AAQI latest #33". There are 3 sizes of the twister ruler. You just have be very careful sewing it together. This project I would cut 2 blocks ... Sew them together so I didn't get mixed up.

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    When I made my twister quilt, I only cut out one row at a time, sewed it, then sewed the next row as I knew I would get mixed up if I tried doing it any other way. Depending on how large of a quilt you are making, you will probably want either the middle (original) size or the larger size twister tool.

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    I am not sure how to find past posts, but I know there are lots of discussions here on the Twister Quilt. Some people have made their own "tool" by using a small square ruler, and marking it their selves. Perhaps you can do a search here on this board.

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    here is a tutorial for a no new ruler method might be less wasteful also
    http://turtlehillquilter.blogspot.co...-tutorial.html

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    Thank you very much. It is great to have a visual

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    Although you can easily make your own ruler, I really like the actual tool. It has little feet in the corners which raise it up a bit so it doesn't rock and wiggle when you place it over the join where the 4 patches come together. Also, if you have a turntable cutting mat, this is the place to use it! It makes cutting all 4 sides a breeze.
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    joanns has a twister ruler with different sizes on it and you can use a coupon, cost me 10bucks with coupon
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    The last twister I made was using a 6" fabric square and the custom twister square was 4-1/4", I found when I was using my rotery cutter that I was over cutting and going into the next square space....so until I really got my sea-legs on this project, I ended up tracing around several blocks with a pencil first, then cut out with rotery cutter. I also can not stress strongly enough the importance of keeping your blocks in order, otherwise you are going to have one heck of a puzzle when you are done (ask me how I know!!!) If you have a planning board this is when to use it....This is my last twister, it was done a little different from others I have seen with a white block between each color block...just gives a different look....
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t201571.html
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    http://www.quiltedworks.com/blog/twister-tool-tutorial
    there you go. love my twister. Just be sure to lay out and keep them as you do them. I laid out 2 rows as I cut them, sewed them together tucked top row under and laid out row three sewed then kept doing it that way.

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    If you can accurately sew a 1/4" seam, you shouldn't have trouble doing a Twister quilt. You do need to be careful when you cut your squares. You don't want to overcut by so much that you cut into where the next square needs to be cut. While some people have made their own rulers, I do recommend you use the original ones. The Lil' Twister would be a good one for you to start with. You can use the ruler and a charm pack to get you started. Or, a layer cake and the original Twister ruler will make a nice sized lap quilt.

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