It isn’t hard for me to be an idiot, I can often take it to an art form, LOL!! Such was the case recently, when I came up with the marking idea for the Twist, using 2-1/4-inch lines. In the comments, reader Linda reminded me of an even simpler method that requires no marking at all! I have actually done this, but it was long ago and I totally forgot about it. So, here it is. If you haven’t gotten to this step in your Twist Mystery, here’s an even better idea to get the units using your 5-inch charm squares.
Place a 5-inch scrap with a 5-inch background square right sides together, and sew one side with a quarter inch seam. This has to be accurate, so using a flanged quarter inch foot is very helpful.
Now, turn the unit around and sew the same seam on the opposite edge.
Cut in half, using the 2-1/2-inch line on your ruler.
Rotate the pieces and cut in half again, at 2-1/2-inches.
Voila, done. No marking needed.
OK, so that was my ‘duh’ moment for this week.
I have an speaker program announcement this morning. I have just completed the expansion of my speaker program Decisions, Decisions with the addition of projected images so everyone can see clearly even in large groups. Now available, my second program on “Scrap Dancing”, features my Scrap Dance pattern line, along with free patterns and ideas to use up the bits and pieces left over from other projects. This program will primarily cover cotton quilting fabrics, small projects and improv ideas. See my Speaker Programs page for more information. I am willing to drive a reasonable distance from Western NC, either as a day trip or one overnight. Contact me to get on my schedule, I do still have times available this year.
So, what are you working on this week? Have you ever learned something new that you’ve known all along?
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