Worldly Lil Twister Quilt Tutorial
This tutorial will show you how to easily make a Trip Around the World – Worldly Lil Twister Quilt Tutorial. Last month I shared a tutorial for a mini Trip Around the World quilt and also a tutorial showing you how to use the X Block Basix template. This tutorial uses the Lil Twister template.
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This Lil’ Twister quilt is called Worldly Twister. I used fabrics with blues, pinks and greens in them and it would make a perfect baby quilt.
40 x 45 inches
- six fat quarters
- 1 ½ yard white print
- 1 ½ yard border print
- backing – 1 ½ yard
- scraps of dark pink and green for applique
- Heat n Bond lite
I used 4 different blues, a light and dark pink and a green plus the white dot background.
Cut the following 5 inch squares:
- A – Blue print – 12
- B – Blue print – 9
- C – Darker blue print – 10
- D – White – 24
- E – Light pink – 12
- F – Green – 12
- G – Dark Pink – 12
- H – Blue for border – 8
Use a ¼” seam allowance – sew your 5″ squares together using the diagram below.
I find it best if I lay the whole quilt out before I start piecing the rows together.
Sew all of the 5 inch blocks together.
Add a white print border: Cut 2 – 3″ x 55 ½” strips for the long borders and 2 – 3″ x 50½” for the short borders.
Now it is time to pull out your Lil Twister template. The template size is 3 ½” x 3 ½” and designed to work with 5″ squares. Follow the directions that are included with the Lil Twister template. You can see how I laid the template on the seams. You start cutting the first square with part of the border.
This photo will also show you how to use the Lil Twister template.
If you like videos, be sure and watch this video showing you how to use the template. Lil’ Twister Pinwheel Ruler.
Shrinkage – I cut and pieced my blocks so you could see the size before using the Lil Twister template and then after being cut and pieced back together.The original size was 46″ x 56″ before cutting with the Lil Twister template. The finished size now was 31″ x 36″ inches. So your finished twister quilt will be about 2/3 of the size of the original.
Measure your quilt top before cutting your blue print border, adjust if necessary.
- Cut 2 – 5″ x 31 ½” for the top and bottom
- Cut 2 – 5″ x 45″ for the sides
Applique: I have a template below that you can download
- Cut out 5 flowers and centers from the scraps of dark pink and green after applying Heat n Bond to the fabric.
- Place a flower in the center blue pinwheel and in each of the blue pinwheels in the corners. Applique in your favorite method.
- I did a raw-edge free-motion applique.
Layer your quilt top, batting and backing – quilt as desired. I used my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.Closeup of the free-motion applique that I did.
Bind your quilt. I used 5 – 2 ½” strips and sewed it to the quilt by machine.
This would make a beautiful gift for a baby shower!
Worldly Lil Twister Quilt Tutorial
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