Lil Twister Pinwheel Quilt With Fabric Stash Colors Of The Sea.
If you would like to make this twister quilt, consider using the Lil Twister quilt template. Then, you’ll need some fabric stash in blues, greens and purples. Follow this pattern tutorial and get a mesmerizing twister quilt! If you’re not familiar with the “lil’ twister”, it goes something like this. First, sew your blocks together patchwork style, along with the border. Align the twister tool with the seams at the corner. Cut around the twister tool. Repeat for each corner seam. Set the newly cut pieces in the same order as was cut, slightly turning them to the right, so all edges are square. Sew them back together, patchwork style.
To be honest it’s taken a while to get my head around how the twister tool makes the blocks go together. That’s why I added a video below. It’s shows the exact cutting technique used to get the twister blocks. From there you could work out almost any pattern using the twister pinwheel design. I’ve found stacks of pattern ideas that you can make using this Lil Twister Template. I’ve even found a really nice American Flag wall quilt made using this twister template.
Here’s how it works. Sew the blocks together…
Align the twister tool with the seams at the corner.
Cut around the twister tool.
Set the newly cut pieces in the same order as was cut, slightly turning them to the right, so all edges are square.
Stitch the blocks together… Here you can see the wonky twister pinwheel block.
Here’s how the lil twister quilt pattern started to come together. This one was particularly difficult to cut out since each block was cut out right at the twister square border and assembled and stitched together to form a pattern unity.
The backing instructions are not covered in the tutorial. I found the instructions in the comments box, and gathered them here for you.
The inner border was cut at 3 1/2″ wide, and the outer border was cut at 5 1/2″ wide. The checkerboard was just the scraps from cutting out the twisted blocks. Cut each square 2 1/4″ wide.
For the backing, measure the width of the quilt and cut strips about 12″ longer. This one was quilted on a home machine.