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Twist 'N Turn: A Fun Way to Frame Quilt Blocks Paperback – October, 1996

4.7 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Here's an exciting new concept that offers a solution to a common design problem. Now you can blend odd-size blocks or friendship blocks that were supposed to be the same size, into a successful one-of-a-kind quilt. Sharyn, a longtime quilting teacher, offers instructions for three different ways to frame blocks and make them the same size. Then it's easy to set the blocks together with astonishing results. Design options include the Single, Double or Triple Twist, and Sharyn provides a special Triple Twist Exercise that lets you experiment with two of the construction techniques.

Dozens of quilt photos illustrate a variety of sensational designs, from country folk-art to romantic traditional. Ideas for using a wide variety of fabrics abound so your fabric stash will never lay idle again! How-to's plus creative ideas to stir your imagination are combined in one budget-priced volume. It's a must-have manual for blending uneven blocks into stylish quilts you'll be proud of!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Chitra Pubns (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885588100
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885588104
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #943,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was a great purchase! I am thrilled to finally be able to complete some unfinished quilt projects which otherwise would have remained UFO's forever! I recently acquired 16 'friendship' blocks through my quilt guild with each block varying in size, making them difficult to put together into a quilt top. With the help of the methods in this book I very easily completed a lovely quilt - each of those blocks fitting in perfectly with little effort! Easy for beginners as well as 'seasoned' quilters like me. HIGHLY recommend this book for any quilter's library!
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Ms. Craig wrote this book about 10 years ago when faced with making a quilt from blocks that weren't all an accurate and equal size. It really works. If you've ever won your quilting group's block-of-the-month and dispaired of some way to get them together because of disparate sizes........this is the book for you. Even better, it's sooooo simple too!
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A book I've owned before and found very useful. I've had the class from the author, but the book keeps all the details available. If you often put together swap blocks, which are all a little different size, this is especially helpful.
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The "Twist" is a great treatment for blocks of unequal size. Maybe you've been part of a block swap. Maybe you have some antique blocks. Maybe you can't get your own blocks to come out the same size. Don't worry. This is the solution.

The twist allows you to reconcile the differences, while adding a lot of motion to your composition. The blocks don't even have to be square. The technique works with rectangles, too.

Twist 'n Turn outlines three ways to add the fun "twist" setting to your quilt blocks:

* add one fabric strip to each side of block then square up (leftover triangles could be used for second method)
* add triangles and trim off just a little to square up (a little more fussy)
* use templates and have no waste (only works with square blocks of equal size)

You can even nest the twisty layers, to have one, two or three layers of twist surrounding the blocks. Great for a fabulous, wonky quilt!

I am an advanced quilter, and I had to have this book for my library of quilting inspiration.
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This book is an excellent source to use when dealing with quilt blocks that are not all the same size or when you want to put a different twist on a quilt project. I recommend this for beginners or experienced quilters.
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I saw a quilt made from these squares and was looking for the pattern. Someone suggested this book to me. perfect. I have already mjade several on one option, today trying a different option. great book.
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I new I would like the book because I had borrowed it from a friend. However, since I bought a used copy, I thought it would have shown some wear and tear and was very pleased to see that it looks like new.
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Love this book. Fun, easy ways to set odd quilt blocks. Give it a try.
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