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Thread: two colored 'lil twister

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    some days ago, I had posted some picts ot 'lil twister variations.... so here is a small tutorial for the 2 colored variation by using the tool for 3 1/2 inches.

    Step 1, make 4 patches, size 5 by 5 inch sq.
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    Step 2, add squares into rows, sew together
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    Step 3, add borders ( cut 3 inches)
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    Step 4, the cloth will look like this
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    Step 5, sew twister pieces in right order together
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    oh, I forgot something....the strips for the 4 patch are cut 2 3/4 inch, finished piece should be 5 by 5 inches

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    The Twister Tool is on sale at Craft Warehouse right now. :)

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    More please!!! I want to see the finished quilt. This is fascinating and I love your color choices.

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    I love your colors as well!!! :D

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    never knew how this was done, thanks

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    Thanks so much for doing this. I do have a question, however. When you say to sew the lil twister blocks in the right order, how do I know what the right order is? I do see that the ones with white need to go on the outside but is there also a rieght order to the inside ones as well? It probably should be obvious but I missed it. Thanks again.
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    The right order is the order in which you cut them. I found it easiest to cut one row across, stack them in order and sew them together, then go on to the second row. After you sew a few you will begin to see how they should go but it is pretty easy to get confused if you cut too many or get them out of order.

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    Thanks. I had done three twisters but it is the layout (like you shared with us) that is really helpful.

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    I would love to see the finished top. Where do you get a pattern? I guess I missed out on the posts for twisters. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to look into this.

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    So that's how it's done! Thank you for showing us :D

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    very nice....thank you...I got my twister tools from a member on this site....They are a "hoot" to use....

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    is it finished yet???

    there is a MINI one coming out at the end of the month..I already have it on order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nab
    I would love to see the finished top. Where do you get a pattern? I guess I missed out on the posts for twisters. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to look into this.
    you can go to the "search" section and type in lil' twister..you will be flooded with responses to look at and read!

    there is a also a pattern(link) to doing this without the template and with NO wasted fabric pieces. wish I could find that again!

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    Thanks Jacquie, I'll do that.

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    Thanks for the tutorial!

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-112343-1.htm
    Is this the tute you are looking for????? This is one without waste or ruler!

    Looks good to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nab
    I would love to see the finished top. Where do you get a pattern? I guess I missed out on the posts for twisters. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to look into this.
    This pattern looks like a tessalating quilt I made a while back. Here is a pic without the "borders" on. I found these fabrics already cut out with the magazine they came from at a rummage sale for 50 cents. They are all older fabrics (80's and 90's) I believe. I do have the top done but not quilted if you would like to see a pic...I will post it tomorrow.

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    I do these windmills without the twister tool - no waste, no tools to buy and very quick.

    The tutorial link above is a good one for the no-tool method, but the concept is easy to grasp to do them in any size your squares are.

    I have to say that I don't see the point of buying a special square and wasting half the fabric when it's easier and more economical to cut the blades by hand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiem
    I have to say that I don't see the point of buying a special square and wasting half the fabric when it's easier and more economical to cut the blades by hand!
    I agree with you, maggiem, the template that came with the above quilt pic was a blade...no waste there.

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    Thanks for thinking of us across the pond. I am going to try this.

    Jaciqltzok: Thanks for in information.

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    Very pretty. I look forward to seeing a picture with it all done.

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    I ordered my twisters. I should get them on Monday. I think I will start putting my squares together so they are ready. Thanks to all for the info and new adventure.

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    That's a neat block. Looks difficult but the instructions makes it doable. Thank both ladies for the tutes.

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    Thanks very much for this different twister layout, it makes a nice change from all the Christmas ones. Good work

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