Ready to do the Twist for this month? If you are just now finding this quilt along, click on Scrap Dance Mystery The Twist to get the cutting instructions download. Steps will post the third Friday of each month through the reveal in July, then we’ll finish the quilt in August. The steps will only stay up on the blog until the end of summer, so be sure to get them as we go. If at anytime you think you’ve missed a step, just click on the Scrap Dance Twist category on the sidebar to see all the steps together. After summer, the steps will be taken down and the pattern produced for sale.
Here we go!! Count out half of your 5-inch background squares and half of your 5-inch scraps. Use the number of squares on the chart provided in the download. The rest of the 5-inch squares have another purpose, so count carefully.
This is going to be fun, a new way of speed piecing this element. On the backside of your 5-inch background squares, mark a straight line 2-1/4 inches from one edge. Note that is two and a quarter-inch, not 2-1/2.
Now, flip the square around, and mark another line 2-1/4 inches from the opposite edge.
Pair the background square right sides together with a scrappy square and sew on the lines. Chain piece all you have.
Place the sewn piece on your cutting board with the lines horizontal. Place your cutting ruler 2-1/2-inches from the left edge, and cut the square in half.
Rotate the pieces, and cut between the lines.
Now you have four two-patch elements in a jiffy.
Press toward the darker square.
Step complete!! This is so easy, don’t you want to do a bigger size?
Download the pdf for your sewing room – Scrap Dance Twist February
If you are finding this post after April 17, please download this pdf of corrections to the crib size for the next four steps – Twist Crib Size Correction. and the full size Twist Full Size Correction Revised
And another update, click on an even easier way to do this step without marking.
Share your progress on our Facebook group, just remember not to play with the elements as we go.
Are you quilting along?