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    thanks for the tutorial
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummer Lady View Post
    I love this tree! Thanks so much for your tutorial. Can you tell me on your mini twister tool, how far in is the off-set X so I can draw it on an existing pexi-glass square I have? Thanks for your help.
    here are the measurements to make your own 2 inch tool:

    top left corner, across: 1 3/4 inch
    bottome left corner, across: inch connect those two points with a line

    top left corner, down: inch
    bottom right corner, up: inch connect those two points with a line

    that's it, toll is ready.
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    thanks for the pix, but everyone, must remember to be careful about copyright infringement. Even on the tool!

    what is the finished size of the tree?

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    Great tute, and very pretty tree you made - thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earleen View Post
    Is this the lay out before using the twister tool?

    yes, this is the layout before using the twister tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    thanks for the pix, but everyone, must remember to be careful about copyright infringement. Even on the tool!

    what is the finished size of the tree?

    The finished size of the tree incl. stem is 22 inches from top to bottom.
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    It's a beneficial information about how to make a twister Christmas tree and you can easily follow it. If you don't want to make it, you can buy ready made artificial Christmas tree from the web. I would like to suggest you for natural tree because it's look traditional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyinred View Post
    As far as I know, there are 3 different sizes of twister tools. The mine Twister tool measures 2 by 2 inches, the medium on is 3 by 3 inches. there is also a large twister tool, but I don't have it so I don't now that size.
    June Tailor makes a Twister Ruler that makes a large variety of twisters. Here is a video of it. If you don't have a twister ruler yet, consider getting this one. That way, you can make all sizes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVqKHCWXf90

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    You're absolutely right. I went to the hardware store and had them cut me a 3 1/2 inch square out of plexiglass, (they gave it to me for free because they made it out of scrap). When I got it home I scratched the 2 lines on it, I drew along the scratch with a magic marker, wiped off the excess, then taped clear tape over the scratch. Ta Da! I think I found the paper pattern on a site where they called it 'square dance'

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    You can buy a twister tool at Joanns, Hancocks, any quilt shop I would think. My tool is 5 1/2 in and came from Hancoks. Its by omnigrid. A warning they are so easy they are addictiive.
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    thank you very much. the only thing different I would do it make the bulk of the white a solid block them do the smaller pieces. Thank you for that.
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    I found instructions for making the template here:
    http://cheryl.thisbe.org/SquareDance.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBeasley View Post
    I found instructions for making the template here:
    http://cheryl.thisbe.org/SquareDance.pdf
    Thanks for this great link!
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    Ladyinred, do you mean there is another tute that you have done for the twister Christmas tree? I checked the tutorial archive and could not find anything.

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    I've got to get one of the little Twisters. This method is soooo cool. thanks for the tutorial!
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    Hope someone posts a picture of a finished Christmas tree made with this method

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    I would like to make a twisted Christmas table runner...love the tree and wreath. Can anybody tell me how I would "downsize", design patterns to do this? I have "Twist n Sew" multi size ruler but think I'll also need the 2 1/4 size for this project.

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    gave wrong name for my new multi twister tool ...it is a "Twist 'n Stitch"

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    I see your pattern but the way you sew your blocks together is very important so do you have a diagram of what your blocks looked like before cutting apart?

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    The larger twister is uses 10" sq

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyinred View Post
    As far as I know, there are 3 different sizes of twister tools. The mine Twister tool measures 2 by 2 inches, the medium on is 3 by 3 inches. there is also a large twister tool, but I don't have it so I don't now that size.
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    Lady inbred, how do I find your other tute as the li k given does not work
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyinred View Post
    As far as I know, there are 3 different sizes of twister tools. The mine Twister tool measures 2 by 2 inches, the medium on is 3 by 3 inches. there is also a large twister tool, but I don't have it so I don't now that size.
    There are 4 sizes of the Twister Rulers. Twister uses 10" squares, Lil' Twister uses 5" squares, Primitive Pinwheel Tool uses 3 1/2" squares and Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheel Tool uses 2 1/2" squares.

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    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I have done a Lil Twister table runner from charm packs and have always wanted to do a Christmas tree or something else that is a pattern rather than an allover design. Like the others, I would like to see how it comes out once it's cut and sewn back together.

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    twister tree

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyinred View Post
    Hope, it works with the upload now...
    will it work with 2 1/2" squares, that is what i used before when using the little twiste

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    I finally realized I have the itty bitty, time to buy the min

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