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Thread: Log Cabin Question

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    Super Member Happy Tails's Avatar
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    I have made a log cabin quilt before using Eleanor's strip method and nothing I ever do is less than a struggle but when I saw Dunster's little containers with all the lengths in them, it brought a question to my mind. Which do you find easier. The strip method or cutting out the sizes? I hope I asked that in the right way so you don't think I'm a nut lol Thanks, Wendy

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    IMHO strip method.

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    Cutting out method. IMO, it's easier to keep the block exactly square and the same size as the next one.

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    I love making Log Cabins. I cut the strips to proper lengths and then I make blocks. I don't like to sew and trim, even if done in chain piecing. Everyone does it the way they like best. Try a little of both methods and you will soon see which you like best. Happy piecing!

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    I cut the pieces to the correct sizes first. I like the built-in accuracy at each step. The blocks are all very close to the same size and there is very little trimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Cutting out method. IMO, it's easier to keep the block exactly square and the same size as the next one.
    Yep, I totally agree. When I do it this way, I don't have to bother with squaring up at all. And it goes faster for me, I can do all the same strip at the same time... strip piecing. Easy, peasy :thumbup:

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    I do Log Cabin PP'ing..so much easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    I do Log Cabin PP'ing..so much easier
    You beat me to it! I have to do it by PP'ing. If I don't, they come out wonky!

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    I vote for squaring up after sewing strips.

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    Strip method cause I can chain sew.

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