I found it funny that several folks are exactly like me, bought those twister templates but never did anything with them!
I received this red and cream "Lil Twister" project for Christmas last year, so some folks are using their twister rulers.
It matches my guest room decor and looks perfect on top of this dresser.
I included this shot to give you a better perspective of the size.
Besides the comments saying "I bought one of those and have never used it" I got a very helpful email from Dawn at First Light Designs. Dawn teaches Twister classes and was nice enough to send her class handout with Twister secrets and a couple of pictures of one of her Twister projects.
Dawn and I both agree on the following , the Twister template, very clever and easy to use, the Twister books, not so helpful.
Here are a few helpful tips Dawn passed along to me:
- solids and small prints work best
- the corners of each square of fabric are what you will see in the finished project, so pay attention to the them and the fabrics next to them.
- the amount of contrast that you see before you use the twister template is greatly reduced after the pieces are cut and sewn back together.
- experiment with scraps before cutting first project.
Here's a picture of Dawn's pieced project before using the Twister.
And here is what that made!
Isn't that amazing!
Dawn named this project "I love Paris" I really love the row of tiny twister blocks at the base of the heart, a great touch.
I'm planning on using Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda for my project.
The print is a little big on some of the fabrics in this line, but I'm going with the Twister, not the Lil Twister, so hopefully it will all work out! Stay tuned, or better yet, get your Twister out and see what you can make!