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gma25 posted on Sun, Oct 23 2011 1:48 PM

I just ordered a "Twister" template.   Has anyone used this?   If so, what size quilt would one  layer cake package make?   Thanks.

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bcg replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 2:42 PM

I just made one and it measures 46" by 60".  It was a lot of fun to make.

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I have made one wall hanging Twister wreath with the Lil Twiter tool and one Twister quilt with the large Twister tool. You can see them on my Gallery.  I am working on another quilt with the Lil Twsiter now. Then, will do one that is bit different. Two half sqaure triangles sewn together to make the 5 inch block. Then will sew the rows of 5 inch blocks together and add the border. Then cut with the Lil Twister on the usual 5 inch block seams.  I love Twisters.

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A layer cake will make a nice throw (46" x 62") before borders.  I have one ready for two borders.

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I can't wrap my head around how you keep the colors straight when you do a bed size.  I can see the table top, or runner, but the bed size,not so much.

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Whoa, Sukochi...  you're making 5" blocks out of 1/2 square triangles??  Makes me dizzy trying to picture how that would turn out!  Do you have a picture??  Sounds pretty cool!

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LaJuan Sukochi Lee:
one Twister quilt with the large Twister tool. You can see them on my Gallery

Sukochi, your twister quilts are beautiful. Is the tool easy to use? And are they really necessary for making a twister quilt?

 


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Judy T. , yes the tool is necessary. The are easy. At first ,it took a bit of getting used to. You lose 1/3 of the fabric in the block but you have smaller blocks left over after the cutting. You would just have to try it to really understand. I am just having the best time with this.  You can make your own tools with pelxiglas.  I would never know how to even cut it though. Tey are well worth the price for the fun I am having. The ways to use it are endless. I keep coming up with more ideas. Haven't bought the books, Let's Twist, and Let's Twist Again ( I think that is the name of the second one), but, I understand there are lots of ideas in them. Also, on the internet people have posted their quilts and patterns. If you go to Ira Jane Johnson's gallery, she made a Halloween Wall Hanging. It is just so cute. It says "Boo" in twister pinwheels.  There are three sizes now, I think. The Large Twister is for 10 inch layer cakes, the Lil Twister is for 5 inch charm sqaures, and the 2-1/2 inch. Don't know what what that is  for. I have to Large and Lil Twister tools, so far. But, I will get the smallest one.

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Debbie-do:

Whoa, Sukochi...  you're making 5" blocks out of 1/2 square triangles??  Makes me dizzy trying to picture how that would turn out!  Do you have a picture??  Sounds pretty cool!

Debbie-do, so far it is just a theory in my head. I an working on a Lil Twister now with sashing between the twister blocks. Still piecing the main body of the quilt so haven't started figuring out the sashing yet. But, I will!!

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Debbie-do:

Whoa, Sukochi...  you're making 5" blocks out of 1/2 square triangles??  Makes me dizzy trying to picture how that would turn out!  Do you have a picture??  Sounds pretty cool!

Debbie-do, so far it is just a theory in my head. I an working on a Lil Twister now with sashing between the twister blocks. Still piecing the main body of the quilt so haven't started figuring out the sashing yet. But, I will!!

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LaJuan Sukochi Lee:

Debbie-do:

Whoa, Sukochi...  you're making 5" blocks out of 1/2 square triangles??  Makes me dizzy trying to picture how that would turn out!  Do you have a picture??  Sounds pretty cool!

 

Debbie-do, so far it is just a theory in my head. I an working on a Lil Twister now with sashing between the twister blocks. Still piecing the main body of the quilt so haven't started figuring out the sashing yet. But, I will!!

You're my hero !  :)

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Maggie replied on Tue, Nov 1 2011 11:50 AM

Okay, I have added these to my to-do list too.  I had a 40% off coupon so bought the little twister size for 5" blocks.   Already had the big one but haven't tried it yet.   I tried making my own templates from it by marking some of my smaller squaare rulers but at 40% off, well, how can resist?   I am a Ruler-Holic. 

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where did you get this ruler from?  online??

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I got mine online.  I just googled Twister Tools and looked at the sites that had them. My LQS doesn't have them.

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thanks.  also wondering if someone at the quilt show in houston might have them....

 

happy quilting!

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