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    Ok so I got anxious to try this method. I have not gotten my pattern or ruler yet but hey I thought I can do this.... :roll:
    So here we go.. I started out with my 4 1/2" in Go Baby blocks. Asked for alittle help on the QB. so now this is what I have gotten done so far. Not sure how it is going to turn out in the end but hey I tried. lol..
    I think I should have started with a smaller amount of squares but I figured I would make it into a lap throw..
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    Did you cut it up yet? I made one for my sil for Christmas! Was a lot of fun. I was too impatient to order a ruler so just made my own. turned out great! Can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Did you cut it up yet? I made one for my sil for Christmas! Was a lot of fun. I was too impatient to order a ruler so just made my own. turned out great! Can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!
    I ordered the ruler and the pattern but it has yet to get here.. I am woried how it is goin to look finished but hey like I said I will use it for a lap quilt if nothing else.. hehehehe

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    I look forward to seeing how this turns out.

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    How did you make your own ruler? I keep seeing these beautiful quilts made from the Twister and want to make one. Sooner or later.

    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Did you cut it up yet? I made one for my sil for Christmas! Was a lot of fun. I was too impatient to order a ruler so just made my own. turned out great! Can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!

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    The 3 1/2" Lil twister template you ordered calls for 5" squares so your blocks may not be big enough.
    I would recommend you look through the twister topics and figure out how to make a 3" twister. They would probably work with 4 1/2" squares. Make your marks at 3/4".

    Here is one with lots of info:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57130-1.htm
    Be sure and read page 6.
    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arbed31
    How did you make your own ruler? I keep seeing these beautiful quilts made from the Twister and want to make one. Sooner or later.

    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Did you cut it up yet? I made one for my sil for Christmas! Was a lot of fun. I was too impatient to order a ruler so just made my own. turned out great! Can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!
    Lol if you want to call it a ruler.. lol.. I made a 3 1/2 square od cardboard. sewed the blocks together and checked to make sure it was going to work. Good thing I checked.. 3 1/2 was to big soooooo I cut it down to 3 since my starting blocks were only 4 1/2 " and not the normal 5". I just marked off one of my other rulers on the back side to 3" and drew my lines on scotch tape on the back side of the ruler.
    So I have started cutting now and her eis what is coming out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fidgety
    Quote Originally Posted by arbed31
    How did you make your own ruler? I keep seeing these beautiful quilts made from the Twister and want to make one. Sooner or later.

    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Did you cut it up yet? I made one for my sil for Christmas! Was a lot of fun. I was too impatient to order a ruler so just made my own. turned out great! Can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!
    Lol if you want to call it a ruler.. lol.. I made a 3 1/2 square od cardboard. sewed the blocks together and checked to make sure it was going to work. Good thing I checked.. 3 1/2 was to big soooooo I cut it down to 3 since my starting blocks were only 4 1/2 " and not the normal 5". I just marked off one of my other rulers on the back side to 3" and drew my lines on scotch tape on the back side of the ruler.
    So I have started cutting now and her eis what is coming out of it.
    And you were worried it wouldn't look right :) I love it. Good thing you checked the 3.5. Looks great though. I have yet to do anything scrappy. It intimidates me :) Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by arbed31
    How did you make your own ruler? I keep seeing these beautiful quilts made from the Twister and want to make one. Sooner or later.

    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Did you cut it up yet? I made one for my sil for Christmas! Was a lot of fun. I was too impatient to order a ruler so just made my own. turned out great! Can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!
    I did 8 inch squares. And then I used my 6.5 inch ruler and drew lines an inch and a half from each corner. So from the right corner I went in to the left. The top left corner I went down. I drew on my ruler with a permanent marker. The 8 inch squares just barely worked. I think I did a 6 inch border. Anyways that's what I did. I actually got a bit of help from another member. good luck

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    looking good hope to see it when finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    I look forward to seeing how this turns out.
    Ditto! It looks great so far.

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    It's looking good!

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    Ok so it is 10:30 pm eastern time and I just finished cutting the squares out of the squares lol..( That sounds funny :mrgreen:) here they are all numbered so I dont screw it up...:roll: :roll:
    Ok so tomorrow maybe I will get a start at sewing them back together. More pics tomorrow. :wink:
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    Can't wait to see how it turns out tomorrow!

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    Gonna be a good one!

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    Thanks! You did a great job, now I have to give it a try.

    How do you determine the width of the border?

    Quote Originally Posted by fidgety
    Quote Originally Posted by arbed31
    How did you make your own ruler? I keep seeing these beautiful quilts made from the Twister and want to make one. Sooner or later.

    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Did you cut it up yet? I made one for my sil for Christmas! Was a lot of fun. I was too impatient to order a ruler so just made my own. turned out great! Can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!
    Lol if you want to call it a ruler.. lol.. I made a 3 1/2 square od cardboard. sewed the blocks together and checked to make sure it was going to work. Good thing I checked.. 3 1/2 was to big soooooo I cut it down to 3 since my starting blocks were only 4 1/2 " and not the normal 5". I just marked off one of my other rulers on the back side to 3" and drew my lines on scotch tape on the back side of the ruler.
    So I have started cutting now and her eis what is coming out of it.

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    Thanks for the info. Now if life would stop getting in the way I could make one!

    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Quote Originally Posted by arbed31
    How did you make your own ruler? I keep seeing these beautiful quilts made from the Twister and want to make one. Sooner or later.

    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Did you cut it up yet? I made one for my sil for Christmas! Was a lot of fun. I was too impatient to order a ruler so just made my own. turned out great! Can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!
    I did 8 inch squares. And then I used my 6.5 inch ruler and drew lines an inch and a half from each corner. So from the right corner I went in to the left. The top left corner I went down. I drew on my ruler with a permanent marker. The 8 inch squares just barely worked. I think I did a 6 inch border. Anyways that's what I did. I actually got a bit of help from another member. good luck

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    I got help on the Qb with that one. Mine was 3" but I made sure before I cut anything that I was going to be able to cut the square without going outside th borfer fabric if that made any sense.. :lol: :shock: :?:

    No new updates today.. I didnt get to sew today.. shooting for tomorrow.. :cry:

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    how odd to make a quilt so you can cut it up to make a quilt.
    what do you call this ??

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    Exciting! I love seeing photos of the different steps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    how odd to make a quilt so you can cut it up to make a quilt.
    what do you call this ??
    Lol it is called the twister dreamer... but I call it kind of silly with great results..lol.. My Dh said I liked it before you cut it again!!! :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidgety
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    how odd to make a quilt so you can cut it up to make a quilt.
    what do you call this ??
    Lol it is called the twister dreamer... but I call it kind of silly with great results..lol.. My Dh said I liked it before you cut it again!!! :roll:
    well keep posting pics of progress so we see it to the end :)

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    Ok so I got to sew today.. here is the results... This turned out alot smaller than I thought it was going to. I guess it will be a table topper instead of a lapquilt. lol. :roll: :mrgreen:

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    strips sewn together.. Now I need to quilt it..
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    It's going to be awesome!!!

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    Love it! Looks great

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