Let’s Twist Again!

You’ll be dancing for joy when you try this fun new technique for making pinwheel style blocks. “Twister” (A12618) includes a simple pattern and the easy to use template. If you prefer little projects (as I do,) you’ll be happy to know there’s also a “Lil’ Twister” (A12617) which comes with its own basic pattern and smaller template.

The technique involves using 5” squares (charms) or 10” squares (Layer Cakes), depending on the size of template you’re using and the size you want the finished project to be..

Sew together your squares, add a border, and the fun begins!

The template guides you through cutting your sewn piece to create pinwheels – so much easier and quicker than piecing triangles!

There’s also a way to “cheat”. We used a fabric with printed squares (996033) and the Lil Twister to create a table topper.

The books, “Let’s Twist” (A12677) and “Let’s Twist…Again” (A13679) each have 12 patterns using the Twister tools in both sizes, giving you lots of ideas and options.

You can add more borders, add pieced borders, change the arrangement of your pinwheels, and more, to give a variety of looks. Make table toppers, runners, wall hangings and quilts by changing the number and size of your blocks.

Once you start, you won’t want to stop!

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