Black, white and red allover

posted by Carlene Foster
Mon, Nov 12 2012

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This is a technique using a special ruler called a "Twister'.  This particular throw used one fq bundle and some yardage for the outer border.  It isn't very large, and I still have a stack of biased red, white and black 4 patches left over from the process.  I am not a fan of the waste that you get from this tool.  You start with a charm pack, or a bunch of 5 x 5 patches, sew them all together, then use the tool to cut a piece of every intersecting seams.  I have cats, so there were many times that I feared my stack of petals would be rearranged until I could get back to them.  By the time I had done this throw, I was over the process.  Maybe as a one or two item accent......potholders. a cornerstone for a larger quilt that you just want to do something different....but, I'm not a whole quilt fan of this tool.


Caryl Anne wrote re: Black, white and red allover
on Wed, Nov 14 2012 11:13 PM

I just bought the tool at my shop last week to do one of these, my main concern was the video showed so much waste as you said, I too do not like that wasted fabric. I think I will take the tool back. I do however love the colors you chose here, but I get what you are saying. Thanks for the message and thanks for your honest opinion.

Carlene Foster wrote re: Black, white and red allover
on Sat, Mar 23 2013 10:02 AM

I see that Marti Michell has come up with a template to cut these pieces from the same 5 inch charm packs with much less waste.  I'm thinking that would be a much better way to go.

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