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  Fabric Shoppers Unite!

This RULER is really fun!

The TWISTER comes in two sizes.

The Original TWISTER is designed for 10" squares, which are available pre-cut as LAYER CAKES from Moda and from many other fabric companies, or you can cut your own.

The LIL' TWISTER is just the right size to use with 5" squares, or CHARM SQUARES, also available from many different fabric companies, pre-cut or cut your own.

Instructions come with each ruler, but check out the BOOK, for lots more inspiration and instructions for many projects, table runners to bed quilts.

Read on to see what is really going on here!

Tip - Worried about "waste"?

We trimmed the fabric left between the blocks to 4-3/4" squares, then
cut with the Original Twister Ruler (see step 4 below), sewed those together and used the Lil' Twister Ruler.  It was "close", but it worked and left only small squares as waste.  [But we didn't throw them away either, because who knows when they might be handy. :) ] 

Step 1 - Sew together squares in rows.



Step 2 - Add a border all the way around.


Step 3 - position the ruler, lining up the printed lines with the seams in your patchwork.  

Use a 45mm rotary cutter, or larger, to cut around the ruler.  

A key feature of this wonderful ruler are the 4 non-slip disks in the corners, which prevent slipping, but also hold it steady by raising the ruler above the seam lines.


Step 4 - continue cutting, keeping the squares in order.




Step 5 - Sew the squares together, in order, rotating each a few degrees clock-wise, so the long edge of the blade is always being sewn to the short side of the matching blade.



Step 6 - Sew rows together.

See how the outside border now creates a background on which your pinwheels "float".  Pretty cool!


And here's something else fun!  Find fabric that is printed in 5" or larger squares and make a Twister quilt without having to piece the first quilt.


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