I recently made a table topper with the Lil Twister templates. I had to wait to show you because it was a gift for my sister's birthday. I really loved this technique and I'm already planning my next project!
For my sister's runner, I used a charm pack called "Looking Back" by Moda. Love it! I actually have a second pack, I may just have to make another one for myself. :)
In case you've never seen how these templates are used, I took some step by step pictures to share. First thing, you sew all the squares together and add a border. It really could be called the "Twice Sewn" quilt, because you really are sewing it twice! It's all worth it in the end though,,,
Next...and this took a bit of courage....start cutting. The templates have nice, strong gripping feet on the four corners, so you don't have to worry much about slipping...
Keep cutting at each 4 corner intersection. There are lines on the template, which makes it super easy to know exactly what angle to place it...
Almost done...cutting the last row...
Look what's left after cutting all the squares. Never fear...we'll be finding a use for those left over scraps...
I didn't get a close up of a square cut with the template, but here are all the squares cut and lined back up. Love those pinwheels!!
A great feature...no seams to match!
and Voila!....in no time at all, they are all sewn up!
Add a second border, quilt, bind, and done! Love it! I love charm packs and doesn't this seem like a great way to showcase all those pretty fabrics?
Oh and remember that left over fabric? ...in true Bonnie style, I cut them all up in to 2" squares and added them to my leader/ender box. They will definitely be put to good use!
Have you made a project with the Lil Twister? I also bought the Twister ruler for using with layer cakes...hmmm, I think I see one of those in my future. :)