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Thread: Lil Twister WIP

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    Senior Member Zephyr's Avatar
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    Now that many of you have helped me understand Lil Twister, here is my work in progress. This is fabric that was donated to me so I try to do the best that I can to match colors etc. Once I learned how to do this pattern the hardest part was cutting around the little template. I don't have a lot of room to work and so I felt like I was all thumbs.

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    Very pretty- I love your colors and the pattern. Thank you for sharing.

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    Nice! I have the lil twister. Haven't used it yet.

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    I love your colors. Cute wall hanging. Once you get use to the tool it's really fun and quick for a gift.

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    My only problem is how in the world do you know how to put it back together?!!!! LOL

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    Beautiful!

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    Lovely.

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    Yeah! You did it. I have yet to try it.

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    If you really fall in love with Lil Twister, I recommend you purchase the rotary cutter mat that rotates (sort of like a lazy susan). The old stile wobbled but this newer style is great!

    I used one of my 1/2 off coupons at Joann's and it was still a bit pricy. They come in two sizes and I bought the smaller one. Now I'm thinking about the larger one but even at 1/2 price its almost $40!

    I do like the smaller one though. It really makes it easy to manipulate around the block without moving the block. You can get a similary effect by placing a smaller mat on a larger one and rotating the smaller mat but it's not nearly as nice (or fun) as this new to me notion!

    Peggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    My only problem is how in the world do you know how to put it back together?!!!! LOL
    Several folks on this board helped me do that. Sadly the instructions with the template needed to be a little more exact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    If you really fall in love with Lil Twister, I recommend you purchase the rotary cutter mat that rotates (sort of like a lazy susan). The old stile wobbled but this newer style is great!

    Peggy
    I have just made 6 Lil Twister lap quilts and then went out and purchased a rotating cutter mat LOL. Spent yesterday sandwiching all the quilts ready for quilting.

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    Other than using the rotating mat, you can trace around the ruler and then cut it out with scissors. This helped me when I used fabric squares that were not quite 5"X5". Using the rotary cutter, I might have cut into the next block. Hope this helps.....

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    Very pretty.

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    Very nice!

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    Very pretty, I like your choice of colors for it. Mine is still in the package, need to put it to use one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    My only problem is how in the world do you know how to put it back together?!!!! LOL
    If you cut one row at a time & sew these new blocks before you cut the next row, you should be ok.

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    great! I liked seeing the before and after. It's amazing how much smaller they get.

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    i need to get one of those

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    There was a thread on here to make them, and I am in the process, yesterday made and cut apart a 10 inch square for a lap quilt I think. Maybe I'll be brave and post the pics when I finish.

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    Very pretty.

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    very nice fabric selection

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    How pretty! Love the colors, and I have not seen the little twister, love that pattern!

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    That's a beautiful block!

    I have the lil' twister wreath in progress. They are fun to do but leave a lot of scraps. I end up cutting one direction and they walking around my table to cut the other direction. I cut one row at a time and put the blocks on my design wall. Helps keep them in order.

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    That is so pretty.

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    I've forgotten, do you start with 5" blocks?

    (I was going to buy this ruler for me for Christmas and forgot. LOL)

    Peggy

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