Step 4: The Math Stuff

This is going to require some math, which I found was really annoying since I messed up... A few times...

First you're going to want to measure the length and the width of your material and cut any edges so that they're straight, incase whoever cut them at the fabric store didn't cut a straight line. A cutting board will help with that.

Now, decide how far you want the dots from each side. Don't forget to use both sides, and leave about .5-1 inch all the way around the blanked for seam allowance if you're going to be putting a back on it. Then decide how big you want your circles to be and multiply it by four (since going across there will be four circles, one of each color). Subtract both of those numbers from the total width. That will be how much you can use overall between the circles. But now you have to divide it by three, which will be how much space is between each of the circles.

So, since my piece of material is 60 inches wide and my circles are 6.5 inches in diameter and I want them about 8 inches from each side I will be able to have 6 inches in between them.

For figuring out how far apart your same colored circles will be, just do the same thing as you did before, but the length may be more and you'll probably want them further from the bottom and the top. Instead of multiplying the diameters of the circles by four, you'll multiply it by six, and instead of dividing by three, you will divide it by five. Got that? Good.
<p>I love the concept: I'm just not sure if you should've added the section about your trip to Wal-Mart.</p>
THIS-IS-AWESOME!!!!!:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) <br>
Hi guys, the instructions were awesome but i spent nearly a whole weekend trying to put it together and well let's just say that me and a sewing machine are never meant to be friends. I went on a bit of a hunt and if anyone else is in the same basket as me you can actually buy them ready to go! haha. Anyway they're here if you're interested: www.twisterbedsheets.com.au <br>
I made a litle something, you can put on the instructable, or delete it if you don't want it here ;-) <br> <br>awesome project though! <br>I'm really going to make one this vacation!
Fantastic idea! All those years in the 70's playing Twister are flooding back. You took what all of our adolescent brains were thinking a put the game on the bed!
can be done on sheets with fabric paint, too. and if you take the twister dial from the game, you can attach it to a fun pillow case, and it makes a very tongue-in-cheek wedding gift!
right foot awesome! <br>this is great!
right foot awesome! <br>this is great!
Awesome blanket, I've always wanted to make a coat out of a real Twister mat.
That would make an awesome raincoat! :)
This is awesome!
I've been looking for a new comforter for my bed, I think I'll make this instead.&nbsp; Could prove to be useful with &quot;future encounters&quot;.&nbsp; (hehehehe).<br />
It keeps me as warm, if not warmer, than my comforter does.<br /> <br /> Hehehe when I&nbsp;was making this I&nbsp;was thinking that too :P&nbsp;
Sunny asks &quot;Who wants to play an, uhh, innocent game of twister in my bedroom on my bed?&quot;
Hehehe ;)
So immature!...............<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Ha ha. I&nbsp;was thinking that too.<br />
&nbsp;yay twister but my&nbsp;girlfriend&nbsp;is much more&nbsp;flexible&nbsp;than i am lol
This looks amazing!! I'm going to start making it as soon as I come home from vacation!!!! So creative.
AWSOME its very very cool and creative.
Very VERY nice. And useful too ;-)
Thanks :D I took it with me to camp and it was sooooo nice and warm.
And no one asked to play twister? :-) J/K
They actually suggested we did :P But we didn't since the dorm floors were nasty.
i love it!
Thank you!
You finally finished it! Yay! Looks good!
It took me forever to get around to laying out the dots :P Thanks! :D
Yes, sunny this is great, I am ashamed to admit why I'll be making it...
Thanks :D Hehe I probably know why you're making it :P I was thinking someone would probably think of that...
I had before I'd heard you were making it lol... <br/><br/>Don't worry sunny, I'll not defile it... <sub><sup><sub><sup>much</sup></sub></sup></sub><br/>
You had what? lol Hehe ok, if you say so :P
I'd thought of twister bedsheets or some such before but never thought of making them...
Ahh, I get it now. I don't really know when or how I decided I wanted to make a twister blanket...
This is a really cute idea, nicely done!
Thank you!
What a really awesome blanket! I'm jealous. Although it looks like you need a bigger bed, or else those greens are going to be tricky.
Thanks, you should make one for other people to be jealous of :D Those greens would be very tricky...
Awesome 'ible, well written, and you didn't skip-out on anything!
Thanks! It feels so nice to be finished with it :D

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