Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Twist and Shout......
I had seen a tutorial on the "Twister" tool and it fascinated me. If you have a chance and you're on You Tube search for the Twister tool and watch it. See if it made you want to try it! Well anyway, I purchased the Twister tool that fit 5" charms called the "Lil Twister." There is another tool that works with a 6 1/2" square and called the "Midi Twister." A short version of the instructions is you lay out all your squares adding sides, top and bottom borders. Tip: Make sure you have different colors that don't match your border. If you notice on mine (right hand side on bottom row) I have a blue charm pinwheel in a corner and it just blends in with the border. You can make this any size you want but I wanted a doll blanket sizeso that's why I chose the 5" squares. Then you start in the left hand corner and match seams to the black x on the tool and cut. Keep cutting across the top row that you've sewn.
Make sure you line these cut blocks up as you go so you're pinwheels will line up right when you sew
When you cut be sure to save your scraps because there is a smaller twister tool for 2 1/2" squares. You're not really loosing hardly any fabric. I have cut all my 2 1/2" squares from scraps and some day will get them sewed up and use the smaller twister tool to make another very small quilt. So keep watching my blog because one of these days I'll have that mini quilt to show.
Well watch the tutorial, get yourself a twister book and start sewing those squares together! It's additive!!