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    Twister Patterns

    Hi,

    Ok, I have been bitten by the Lil Twister Quilt Pattern Bug. I picked up the 3.5" template. Now that I am home I wish I would have found a book to go with it.

    Are there any patterns out there to make a baby quilt? I understand that there is a big down size once you cut out your template pieces from your original block lay out. So, I am wondering how big the original block lay out has to be for a baby quilt using the 3.5 template.


    Thanks for any tips, can't wait to make something with this little piece of plastic.

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    Googling "free twister quilt patterns"brought up a few, here's a blog with pictures http://quiltsinthebarnaus.blogspot.c...nus-quilt.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Googling "free twister quilt patterns"brought up a few, here's a blog with pictures http://quiltsinthebarnaus.blogspot.c...nus-quilt.html
    thanks for the link... that's a nice tut
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    here's a tut that uses the small twister http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot...quilt-for.html
    it may be a size to use for a baby quilt
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    Thank you, I went to the site, very nice directions. I am going to try and make it 48" square to start with and hope I end up with something in the range of 30-36" for a finished twister baby quilt. Then I can add more border if needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Googling "free twister quilt patterns"brought up a few, here's a blog with pictures http://quiltsinthebarnaus.blogspot.c...nus-quilt.html

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    A quilt the size you want for a baby using all baby fabrics. That would make a beautiful baby quilt.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Nancy, this is perfect. Thank you so much.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    here's a tut that uses the small twister http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot...quilt-for.html
    it may be a size to use for a baby quilt

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    ​My favourite Twister baby quilt pattern I've seen, is one done in a heart shape in the middle. I think it was posted on QB but I can't remember the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadeee55 View Post
    Nancy, this is perfect. Thank you so much.
    you're welcome
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    If you have the small twister, it cuts 3.5" square (so 3" finished). So, for your 36" finsihed quilt, you need 12x12 blocks = 144 blocks. The blocks start at 5", so you need 144 5" squares to end up with a 36" quilt from your twister ruler.

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    When you say you picked up the 3 1/2" template, do you mean you bought the Lil Twister (which starts off with 5" squares) or the Primitive Pinwheel Tool (that starts with 3 1/2" squares)?

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    HandCraftsByJen ... your snowman has got to be THE BEST Twister I've seen yet!
    Have you showcased it in a thread?
    Please provide the link, so I can enjoy it even more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    HandCraftsByJen ... your snowman has got to be THE BEST Twister I've seen yet!
    Have you showcased it in a thread?
    Please provide the link, so I can enjoy it even more!
    Thanks, QuiltE. No, I haven't showcased it in a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    HandCraftsByJen ... your snowman has got to be THE BEST Twister I've seen yet!
    Have you showcased it in a thread?
    Please provide the link, so I can enjoy it even more!
    Because of the self-promotion rules, Jennifer cannot mention that her Snowman Twist pattern will be available on her website (link in her signature) starting Dec 1st...but I sure can!
    http://www.handcraftsbyjennifer.com/patterns.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Because of the self-promotion rules, Jennifer cannot mention that her Snowman Twist pattern will be available on her website (link in her signature) starting Dec 1st...but I sure can!
    http://www.handcraftsbyjennifer.com/patterns.html

    Thanks Ghostie!!

    Though I would suspect that HandCraftsByJen could post her snowman in a thread, so long as she just shows it off ... and does not say OBTW I have the pattern for sale!
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    This is interesting, so can someone PM someone about a pattern that they have available. I sure would want people to let me know if there is something of interest available to me, that is one of the reasons I like this forum, you can find almost anything on here, thanks to everyones help.

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    The site mentioned above, http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot...quilt-for.html is a great tutorial for a baby quilt. A tip, after cutting your squares and they are stacked in piles for each row, secure each pile with a Wonder Clip or something and label them row 1, row 2 etc.... This will help you get used to the twister process. Be prepared to become addicted to twister !

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadeee55 View Post
    This is interesting, so can someone PM someone about a pattern that they have available. I sure would want people to let me know if there is something of interest available to me, that is one of the reasons I like this forum, you can find almost anything on here, thanks to everyones help.
    Yes, we can PM someone, we just can't post about it.

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    Can someone explain the different tools...I know the 5 and 10 inch twister tools to use with 5 and 10 inch squares but what are the Bitty primitive tool and the Primitive pinwheel tool?

    Thank you

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    I've just been searching all over for ideas and directions for twister. When I used google I turned up a lot of blogs with pics and info. on Bing I came up with quite a few pictures and Pininterest has scads of pictures for inspitation, Today's plan is a Christmas tree done in all different greens which I am going to embelish with whatever I have around. Someone on here has the tag line " I never met a pattern I couldn't tweak" - describes me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marybrace View Post
    Can someone explain the different tools...I know the 5 and 10 inch twister tools to use with 5 and 10 inch squares but what are the Bitty primitive tool and the Primitive pinwheel tool?

    Thank you
    Twister and Lil' Twister were the first two rulers and were designed by Marsha Bergen, the Primitive Pinwheel Tool is the 3rd size Twister Ruler and uses 3 1/2" squares. Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheel Tool is the 4th size Twister Ruler and uses 2 1/2" squares. The Primitive Pinwheel Tools are made by Primitive Gatherings. I hope that helps, feel free to PM me if you have any other questions about the ruler sizes.

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    Thank you for your explanation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    Yes, we can PM someone, we just can't post about it.

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    Twister quilts are very addictive! I agree with what others have said, the snowman twister quilt is awesome, HandcraftsByJen! I've done other patterns of your's and they all turn out great! The snowman twister might just be my favorite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    Twister and Lil' Twister were the first two rulers and were designed by Marsha Bergen, the Primitive Pinwheel Tool is the 3rd size Twister Ruler and uses 3 1/2" squares. Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheel Tool is the 4th size Twister Ruler and uses 2 1/2" squares. The Primitive Pinwheel Tools are made by Primitive Gatherings. I hope that helps, feel free to PM me if you have any other questions about the ruler sizes.
    Do all rulers still have the same line cross section positioning. ( hope you understand the question) I have to send from US and it is wrong time of year at present in order to make for Xmas.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Do all rulers still have the same line cross section positioning. ( hope you understand the question) I have to send from US and it is wrong time of year at present in order to make for Xmas.
    I think (hope) I understand your question. All of the rulers have the same shaped markings. The only difference is the size of the squares and where the marks are placed on the rulers. Some the marks may be down more than an inch from the corner and others may only be 1/2 an inch. (I am traveling right now so I can't measure all of my rulers because some of them are at home). I do know that a lot of people make their own Twister rulers, however, I like the purchased ones. They all have non-slip bump-ons so that they don't slide and the accuracy of a tool someone made versus one I made is worth it to me. Not only that, but the designers worked hard to create them, so why would I try to take anything away from them. (That's just my opinion.) I hope I answered your question the way you wanted.

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