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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
LIL' TWISTER HALLOWEEN TABLE TOPPER
When shopping at one of my local quilt shops, I purchased a kit that was to be used with a new tool called the 'Lil' Twister'....so, of course, I had to purchase that as well. I wanted to 'test' this tool before using this cute kit so I decided to use Halloween fat quarters (previously mentioned in my last post) and some leftover fabric in my stash to see how this gadget worked. It was soooooooo easy, and fun, to use!!! First, you sew your 5" squares together (you can use a charm pack or cut your own like I did from the fat quarters); add a 3" border and then you have to cut it all apart using the Lil' Twister tool and rotary cutter.....yes, you read that right....you sew your squares and border together only to cut it all apart and sew it back together...but you get the cutest look when you are done!!! I added two more borders to get the size I wanted (my good friend, Betty, did the stippling on this one, too). Rather than add a binding, I decided to self-bind with the backing fabric and sewed it in place with a decorative stitch on my new Janome sewing machine. I just love how this came out and I'm already planning other projects using this tool. I also purchased the larger one that can be used with layer cakes (10" squares) and found two smaller twister tools in a quilt shop on our recent trip to Colorado that use 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" squares....oh the possibilities!!!!