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Monday, May 2, 2011

Lil' Twister Quilting Tool

My friend, Dolores, recently showed me the Lil' Twister Tool for making pinwheels.  I decided to use fabric from my stash to make a table runner following instructions in the package.  Above you see where it all began, with 24 charms sewn together with a 3" border.


Now it is time to use the tool shown above.  You place the tool on the intersections of the charms and cut out a square using the rotary cutter.

These are the resulting squares.

Here are the squares ready for stitching together.    I choose various purple fabrics for the pinwheels.  All are from my stash.  The inner border is a gray print.  I will use a black print for the border. 

I'll post the finished table runner later today.  This was a fun project.  A little time consuming when cutting out the blocks and you do have quite a bit of waste.  Instructions say there is a 1/4 to 1/3 loss.  I would agree.  I would recommend a small rotary cutter because of the size of the block. 

4 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

That is so cool! You make it look so easy but I have absolutly no idea what you did to make it work. I look forward to seeing it finished with the border. Will be striking with the black. Hope you are having a good day. Tammy

Leann said...

Cool - a tool? I never would have guessed. Love the vibrant colors!

Enjoy your week my friend and thanks for stopping by!
Leann

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,
Wow that tool is amazing!
Can't wait to see the table runner all done. :)
Hugs

PeggyR said...

WOW that makes it look very easy!