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Thread: TWISTED SISTER

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    this a pattern for the twisted sister, I don't know where the pattern came from, my Grandmother taught it to me.
    1) choose the size of block you want to end up with i.e. 12" so you would divide this in half and add 1/4" so your solid blocks would be 61/4". You can make this larger of smaller, I wouldn't go under 41/4" or larger than 101/4". You will need 4 of the solid squares per 2 blocks, you have to make atleast two blocks.
    2) pick out various size strips to equal the size of your chosen solid block(61/4") plus a little more for seam allowances and a little fudge room.So I would make the strata come out after sewn to equal 7". you can use as many colors(strips) in this strata as you want, but I prefer to use atleast 3 but no more than 5. It looks good to vary the size of the strips. Iron well. I don't think it matters which way you press your seams, so I press them to the dark.
    3)Draw a line from corner to corner on all four blocks, I also draw a 1/4 from the central line on both sides.

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    4) It is important To keep your blocks aligned in the same way i.e. always have the lines running from top left corner to right lower corner. You also want to make sure you keep them o the same level of the strata to get the right strata. Pin all four of your solid squares to the strata in the same alignment. Then sew on the diagonal lines.
    5)Trim along out side edge of solid square, and cut in between the seams on the middle line drawn from corner to corner

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    This should of been first, it shows alignment
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    6) press with seam to the solid material. Notice that you get two distinct patterns (as shown in the pictures to follow)
    Sow the four same patterns together and you end up with two twisted sisters

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    second set.
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    You can see the finished blocks on the thread: Quilting Bee: One block/month swap page 232, 2/3's the way down the page

    The other one
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    Sorry, I didn't notice my scanner was dirty.

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    Thank you for making this tute for us :D:D:D

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    I hope you can understand it, I'm better at telling some one in person.

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    Well explained tutorial

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    This is a great way to use up all of those left over strips.

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    thanks for the tutorial

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    You did a great job with the tutorial. Thank you, I haven't seen this technique before and I definitely will try it.

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    If anyone makes some of these could you show them here please, I would really enjoy seeing them.

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    i did this by accident once; the best part about this is no starch & no bias problems, it goes together quickly.

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    Clever use of those scraps! This would make a great scrappy quilt.

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    That is cool. Thanks for the tute.

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    Love the squares. Where is the completed quilt in this pattern? :roll:

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    Thanks so much for the Tute !! I want to try this & you have made it look easy :thumbup: I can see oooodles of possibilities.

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    Thanks... you make it seem so easy :lol:

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    Thanks.

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    This is how I learned to make HST in a hurry. Now I see it would work for using up some of my scraps as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    You can see the finished blocks on the thread: Quilting Bee: One block/month swap page 232, 2/3's the way down the page
    where is this quilting bee

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    It's on this site, on the thread quilting Bee, you can just use search at the top of this page.

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    great tut, thanks for sharing!
    I will book mark for future reference.

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    Ami Simms has a book on Twisted Sisters and sells templates
    for it. Haven't seen it in awhile, but I dimly remember a different look/pattern than this one.

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    Don't know many different blocks have the same name, this is the pattern I learned from my Gram, and I just love it. I would love to learn any other pattern, though. I'll have to go to my library and see if they have it.

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