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    Junior Member evelyn5269's Avatar
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    Is there a good book on the twister pinwheel that actually uses the template and not squares put together, cut up and then resewed.

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    I think that would be very hard to do. if you cut out the twister , how would you sew each one together?

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    i have seen it done just don't have a book. the pinwheel i did was very easy and i guess i just need a really good photo and can redesign it.

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    I have a book of the Twister patterns but each one is made the regular way. If you'd like when I get home I'll get you the name of the book.

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    I can't get these messages to go through. I would love the name of the book. I think just a good pic would help. The pinwheel quilt in my avitar was easy with the template but each row is same color.

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    You can make a pattern for the two pieces and just sew as normal blocks. I'm in a camper in Ohio or I would draw one out and scan it in. Graph paper and I get along pretty well.:)

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    it definitely can be done without the twister tool. it would take a lot of organization as the different parts of each block would have to contain the piece of the right pinwheel color.

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    Arent they known as tesselation quilts? Lots of those on the internet and books

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    Arent they known as tesselation quilts? Lots of those on the internet and books
    I had forgotten that but I think you are right!

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    I just got back from Grandbury's quilt show and bought the big twister temp and a the book "Let's Twist ... Again"
    web add. www.country-schoolhouse.com. It has patterns for bought small and lg. hope this helps.

    sherry

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    Joanns has a template for the one that is pieced, it comes with the directions on the package.

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    does Joann's have the small one

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    if you need directions I can give them to you. just let me know '''

    sherry

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege
    I think that would be very hard to do. if you cut out the twister , how would you sew each one together?
    I have been doing this today...it is very easy to cut up and put back together. They are still squares to sew.

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    I think I figured it out but the name of the book would be fabulous. I am addicted to pinwheels.

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    There was a discussion on the board a while back about a no-waste method. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-112343-1.htm

    I've seen the pattern for the block called Windmill, Twister & Square Dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammie
    I just got back from Grandbury's quilt show and bought the big twister temp and a the book "Let's Twist ... Again"
    web add. www.country-schoolhouse.com. It has patterns for bought small and lg. hope this helps.

    sherry
    I'm making one now.... excited about seeing how it turns out

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    Anita Soloman's book Rotary Revolution has a No Waste Windmill block that is the same as a twister. Very easy, fun way to make a twister quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by evelyn5269
    Is there a good book on the twister pinwheel that actually uses the template and not squares put together, cut up and then resewed.
    Ami Sims has a book out called Twisted Sisters. The pattern is basically the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echobluff
    Quote Originally Posted by evelyn5269
    Is there a good book on the twister pinwheel that actually uses the template and not squares put together, cut up and then resewed.
    Ami Sims has a book out called Twisted Sisters. The pattern is basically the same.
    I'm glad you mentioned that. I bought an Ami Simms pattern with a ruler enclosed years ago. And of course it's just another one of those things I haven't done!

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    I just made a top and use the twister deal... the tool works great,,,,,, but I really messed up on placement of my blocks. I thought I had planed my colors. It's down right ugly. The color combination in my twister block do not look good, really bad. *LOL*. I'm glad I was just trying it out. I really learned the importance of being more carefull in my placement of my fabrics.

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