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Thread: Twister Waste Solved!

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    Senior Member DawnMarie's Avatar
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    Ok...So, someone posted something about the Twister Tool leaving too much waste. Keep in mind, I just made a quilt top using the LARGE Twister Tool.
    This is what I came up with for the scrap so far.
    I cut the leftover squares down to 4 1/4" square.
    I put them right sides together and sewed 1/4" seam around the entire block.
    Then, I cut the diagonal both ways, and ended up with 4 HST, per set of 4 1/4" blocks. I played with the HSTs I made, and came up with this block.
    I'm working on using the rest of the scrap to put it into a runner. I'm going to have to change what I have, but at least it's an idea. :)

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    Awesome!

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    Very pretty!

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    Thanks DW I an making my mom a lap quilt with the large twister, now I know what to do with the scraps!!

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    Very nice! It has to be an awefully tiny piece of scrap for it to be useless!
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    Wow!!!
    What a great idea!!!
    Next one I do I will have to work just a little harder and have more!!!!!!!

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    WTG. Nice block!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great Idea and looks very nice.

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    sheer genius!!

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    I love the look of this so far!

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    Love it,great idea

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    Great job!

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    you really know how to 'work your fabric' - wowzie

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    wow it looks realy nice,nice work

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    Thanks so much, Dawn...bookmarking this! Haven't made a Twister yet but it is on the ever-growing 'to do' list :)

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    I know that you cut carefully, you can take the smaller twister tool and cut the scraps and make a smaller version of the larger quilt you made. It is probably better to draw, then cut when you do that.

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    I will be bookmarking this also, because I was the one to question the waste, and such a great way to make use of it.

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    Great job!

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    Wow!!! That is great.

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    Very inventive and a really pretty design. That's what's great about this board....someone raises a question and someone else comes up with a brilliant solution.

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    That looks great! I have both the large and the small tool and haven't made either yet...thinking about the wase. Thanks for the idea!!

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    Very clever - and very pretty!

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    Awesome!!

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    wow, great way to make 2 quilts out of one!
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    Great save!!

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