Scrap Dance Mystery 2020 – The Twist!

Twistin’, twistin’, twistin’ the night awaaaaaayyyyyy!!  Our Scrap Dance Twist mystery quilt along for 2020 is now over.  The pattern is now available on My Patterns page.

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32 thoughts on “Scrap Dance Mystery 2020 – The Twist!

  1. Janice Snell

    Carole, sounds like fun! I think I may use flannel but wonder if I am going to be sewing really small pieces. I know I can manage 4.5 and 3 inch pieces. Do you suggest I stay away from flannel or go for it?

    1. I was thinking of flannel myself. I’ve made 3 full size bed quilts using flannel in both small pieces and larger and had no issues at all. I did use good quality flannel and just bought a lovely floral flannel that I’m thinking of using. I may do as Carole suggested she is doing and make 2 quilts at a time, one flannel, one cotton. Jump in…it’ll be fine!

    2. Joan Sheppard

      Flannel can be a little imp. Sometimes it stretches. A gentle wash after zig-zaging the edges can help and washing will also tell you if it is going to pill. Use a Walking Foot. If you don’t have one this might be the time to get one $30 – $40. You might have to pin as well – one pin at each end of the square. I made a rag quilt with 2 layers of good (expensive too) flannel and no batting and it is still the warmest and heaviest quilt ever. My kids love it. If you use flannel for the backing absolutely wash it. Or maybe even just use the flannel on the back for a reversible quilt. But by all means I try anything once.

  2. Hi Carole! I always think of Chubby Checker when I hear that song – only because my mom used to tell me about the time she met him. She was dancing, and he was singing and he came off stage to sing and dance with her. I also remember getting the side ache dancing the twist at my older cousin’s wedding. But it sure was fun (and good exercise, too)! Those fabrics are so you, Carole. Different from your usual Fall-ish palette but still represent you so nicely. This sounds like fun. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Shari K.

    Carole, I was looking at the amount of background yardage required for the Throw and Twin sizes. Something looked off, so I did quick calculations and came up with the following:
    4.5″ = 9 per WOF
    5″ = 8 per WOF
    Throw (80) 4.5″ would require 40.5″ + (40) 5″ would require 25″ for a total of 65.5″= 1-7/8yd minimum. You have 1-1/4 yards, so we would not have enough.
    Twin (96) 4.5″ would require 49.5″ + (48) 5″ would require 30″ for a total of 79.5″= 2-1/4 yd minimum. You have 3 yards, so we would be covered and have extra.
    I didn’t check the other sizes.
    Am I missing something?
    Just wanted to bring it to your attention, in case it is wrong.

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  5. kattails

    Carole…I love the purple and green colorway…it’s more to my liking as I prefer cool colors (other than my older Thimbleberries palette which I still adore!!!). What is your background color? Sorry if I missed that somewhere in your posts….I think I’m starting to suffer from CRS or CRA syndrome….I’ll be tactful here—Can’t Remember Anything? lol This looks like it will be such fun. I’m picking my 2 sets of fabrics today! One flannel in blues and beiges and one to be determined!

  6. Joy B

    I think I’m going to try a table topper size – and I have downloaded your revised instructions for cutting. Now to go home and sort through my fabrics…

  7. Nikki Moshier

    I’m in also! First time doing your mystery. Have done two with Bonnie Hunter and now I am no longer scared of mysteries, lol. So looking forward to the fun. Off soon to pull my fabric.

  8. Ingrid Moyle

    I’d love to join in! Ill be making the throw size. Thankyou for the mystery scrap dance with a twist! As an aside, hopefully you will be receiving/have received Sue’s & my blocks we posted over for the live blog event for the Quilts of Valor too.

  9. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, I am super excited for this years Mystery! I have some ideas about my fabric choices, but will have to take some time and really make the decision as soon as I finish the 16 QOV Blocks I am making to send to you. I am also prepping all of my fabrics for the sew in day on Face Book also. I absolutely love the fabrics that you have chosen! I had best get myself busy. I hope that you have a fabulous day!!

  10. Heather MNorth

    I like the idea of a mystery quilt using charm packs. N I’m singing “Come on baby, let’s do the twist” in an attempt to talk myself into starting my 3rd project for 2020. 🙂

  11. thedarlingdogwood

    So excited for this!! I haven’t decided on fabrics yet but will think about what scraps I most want to use. This will be my 4th from the Scrap Dance series.

  12. Rhonda

    Wondering if I could get a little help. I want to go scrappy with civil war prints. I have lots of different prints and colors. Say I have 4 (or 6 or 8) of one print. Would it be better to cut them all the same size or half 4 1/2” and half 5”.

  13. Joan Sheppard

    So coast to coast we now all have this tune in our head! And I just finished a charity quilt and was looking for something new. Mystery Quilt – just the thing!
    p. s. I used some of my Backside fabric for the Charity quilt and it was wonderful! Of course it’s pretty but has a lovely hand as well. Felt it was right to use my gift to help the kids (and kept some for myself.) Thanks for this pattern getting us out of our doldrums.

  14. Susan Nixon

    Your fabrics are a pretty collection. I look forward to seeing this one, but I don’t know if I will get to make it. I will have a look at the directions when the first step comes out. Thank you!

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  18. kathy miller

    Me again, I just found you ,Im one who said feed sack fabric, this is my first mystery quilt. I have quilted along time, but always learning. My husband also quilts, he puts my work to shame. We do Quilts of Valor on r long arm, In r area they do a presentations twice a year, awarding 90 quilts at each program. any way just alittle info about us. Do u think the 30’s and feed sack work with your design?

  19. Zola

    I have never done one of your mysteries but am planning to do The Twist. So if I’m understanding correctly, the first step is to collect & cut my fabric. Then step 2 will be announced the third Friday of February. Is this correct? Thank you for responding.

  20. Judy Carter

    Think I might just try this one for a new baby quilt….I have till august, so I just might get it done. Think the new Mom-to-be wants blues, grays and cream…..thing that would be good???

  21. Angela Leigh

    Good morning! I was under the weather for a while and missed the 2020 Scrappy Dance instructions after step 6. Do you know when the published pattern will be available? Anxiously awaiting to complete! I have enjoyed this adventure!

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