Tuesday Tutorial–Let’s Twist Again
I hope you are still singing a happy tune, after a twisting tutorial last Tuesday…If you thought that was fun, wait until you give this a twirl…(okay, enough with the T’s…) This border and filler design looks much harder than it is…I promise!
Start by drawing your “rails”. These rails are one inch apart. Begin stitching on the bottom rail and stitch upward at a slight angle to the top rail. Stop. Stitch a few stitches along the top rail and to the left…Stop here…
Next, stitch back to the bottom rail–angling slightly…
Stitch to left, along the rail again…
Here are the three steps…
You may choose to space the twists…this is a great border…
or bring the repeats close together creating a complicated looking Diamond Pattern Border.
The final variation for your consideration today: place a small twist in between each large twist…let’s call it the Bow Tie Border...(I’m making these names up as we go along–so if you have any better suggestions speak up!)
The Twist and The Twist Again make great borders, but will also fill odd spaces nicely….hmm…I’m thinking of a few more tutorials on how to use all of these patterns…
Please give these twists and turns a try before next Tuesday’s Tutorials on Tabletopper Tangles (just kidding…)
16 responses to “Tuesday Tutorial–Let’s Twist Again”
Hey, this is neat – I love that bottom variation!
Thanks, Lynette–and thank you for pinning on Pinterest–I have received a lot of referrals through your pins!
Thanks for this tutorial. I’ll try doing it on a hem, or smock top, dress top or apron. Mtetar
The Twist would be so pretty on clothing–send a picture when you’re done please!
Will do. Be Blessed. Mtetar
It is so kind of you to post these tutorials. And that shade of green is so pretty!
I’m so glad you like the tutorials! Doesn’t the green remind you of spring!
This looks like a really useful pattern, especially for a beginner. I like the name Bow Ties – it describes it beautifully!
I love your new banner! I do not play enough with my decorative stitches. I should.
Thanks for noticing my new banner! I will be doing a post on the banner-it is a wedding quilt we gave my daughter and her new husband.
This tutorial is not for the computerized decorative stitches on the sewing machine—this is how to sew them “free motion style”!
These look fun. Cannot wait to try.
Thank you so much for your tutorials! I don’t think I would have gotten very far in my quest to learn how to fmq were it not for generous people like you!
I think the bottom one should be called mother and child