I have the small pattern that uses 5 inch squares or charms. Using a charm pack would diffently help make this a quicker project to complete. (There is also a large pattern made to use 10 inch squares or layer cake packs.)
I chose to cut the 5 inch squares from 36 different fabrics, so this took a little bit of time to cut them all out.
(a little bigger than suggested in the pattern), pressed,
and then added a 3 inch border as directed.
Then all you do is put the pattern/template on the sewn top, aligning the black lines of the pattern/template with the sewn lines of the pieced squares.
Then just cut around the pattern/template,
turn each piece slightly and sew back together in the same order.
I then added another border (7 inches) and --- WaLaa! -- a finished baby sized flimsy about 40" by 40"!!!I did the whole thing from cut to pressed in under 4 hours. Think how fast you could go if you used charms!
(Note to Mary: You won't believe how fast this is. You won't believe how easy this is!)
This same afternoon I had a little show of production:
- This "Twister" flimsy has the backing ready and awating the HQ Fusion to be up and going. :( This emoticon = me sad that the new Fusion is still awaiting parts.
- I got TWO more backs ready for baby top flimsies, prepped the bindings, and have the batting cut to size.
- AND, I have a table topper ready to quilt (this is a Christmas gift UFO-sorry, recipient). On this one I have a specialty thread I'd like to try - I think it's called "sparkle"?
(Oh, I almost forgot, Mary, you should try this Twister quilt....it is sooo fast and fun and easy. You won't believe how fast it is and how fun it is. Really, Mary, you should try it. You won't believe how fast.......)
Now, back to work for me!
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