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Thread: Which Twister ruler?

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    Which Twister ruler?

    Which size of Twister ruler do you use the most, the one for 5" or for 10"?

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    I don't use either,lol, I am getting more interested in the twisters all the time, so am giving some thought to it too.
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    I must watch this thread, because I so want to do a twister quilt. My guess is what you want the finished product to be. a quilt or a wall hanging. Look forward to more answers.
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    I am also interested in making a twister quit, and do not know the answer to your question. Will be anxiously waiting for answers.

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    Is it possible to get the middle size template and be able to use it for bigger size blocks with the help of another ruler you already have??

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    That depends on what size you want to make. The 5" is for wallhangings and the 10" for larger quilts. I use both. If I want it larger, I add more squares to the layout. Love the method.
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    You can actually use the middle size and make a larger quilt I use it for wallhangings and baby quilts I have a friend who used it for a full size quilt just by doubling the amount of blocks used

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    I only have the smaller one, and I made a twin sized quilt. You just have to add more blocks. I used several charm packs and it looked nice. It was kind of scrappy.
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    Oh My!!! I have fallen in love with the itty bitty twister which is 1 inch in size....I must have all three sizes because just playing around, I imagine all kinds of possibilities. Saw one done in Batiks that was absolutely wonderful.

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    I've only used the one for 5 inch, but I would say it makes an attractive quilt.
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    I love my 5" twister ruler! Only problem is if you want something larger than a table runner, etc., it takes some time. I saw a large table runner that I wanted to make as a lap quilt instead so I just doubled it. It took a long time, but was so worth it! One of my favorite quilts to date! I want to get the 10" and see how that speeds things up. Hopefully, still as cute though! )
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    I'd make my own ruler. I could use any square size I want - a local plastics company could even cut me a specific size. Then I would mark it a certain distance from each corner either with tape or some other system.

    I am somewhat frugal.

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    AliKat, Could you share the measurements you used to mark your square? I would really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnil458 View Post
    Oh My!!! I have fallen in love with the itty bitty twister which is 1 inch in size....
    That quilt came out wonderfully! That is the size Twister that I want. It's on my wish list...lol! Isn't there a 2" one, also?

    ETA: I found this thread discussing the itty bitty twister and there is a picture showing the size of the 2 smallest ones and you can also find where to get them (hard to find) on post #28:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...r-t142745.html
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    I love this quilt.......want to make it........thanks

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    I've done lots with the 5", haven't used the 10" yet. I've made large table toppers/wallhangings and candle mats with the 5".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat View Post
    I'd make my own ruler. I could use any square size I want - a local plastics company could even cut me a specific size. Then I would mark it a certain distance from each corner either with tape or some other system.

    I am somewhat frugal.

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    I just love this. I,m going to order one.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I just ordered the 5"twister. Can't wait to get it, but won't be able to use it until after Christmas, I've got 5 more rag quilts to make for the grandkids. I can see a few late nights coming up.

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    I have 4 sizes and love them all....the 10 inch one makes a fast quilt....a twin size from picking fabrics to quilt top completed in 4 hours...the 5 inch one is great too...lots of blocks to make a large quilt but nice visual effects...the two tiny ones are for my days when I just wanna go nuts...with itsy bitsy tiny blocks
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    I have both but have only used the 5" one as a highlight for a wallhanging boarder. Want to use the 10" with a batik layer cake I just got, but that will have to be after Christmas.
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    I have all 4 sizes of the Twister template and love the 3.5" that uses 5" squares. I have made lots of smaller quilts for Project Linus and loved them. When the quilts come out of the bag, the oooohs and aahhhs start. Great way to reduce your scrap pile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adnil458 View Post
    Oh My!!! I have fallen in love with the itty bitty twister which is 1 inch in size....I must have all three sizes because just playing around, I imagine all kinds of possibilities. Saw one done in Batiks that was absolutely wonderful.

    My itty bitty for AAQI

    Oh, I love the little one. I gotta get one. so cute.
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    I like the larger one. The smaller one is great too, but I use the larger one more.

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    I have all 3 sizes, since I really love the twister wreath, have done lots of with the middle sized tool. Just beginning to use the itty bitty one, made a pillow using it, and the wreath design, it made such a cute little pillow and my friend loved it. Made a couple tops using the large tool, makes a very pretty quilt too. Even though your project takes more steps the end result is so worth the effort, and people think you did all those tiny pieces individually.
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