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Thread: Log cabin quilt

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    Can anyone please tell me what is the best way to quilt a log cabin quilt?.

    Thank you,
    Judy



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    my favorite log cabin is eleanor burns book, STAR LOG CABIN. (i think that is the name.) it was my very first quilt and she really explains and simplifies the construction. i have made many with and without the stars.
    you might also ck for a paper piece block. that is a very easy method also. just not as quick.
    there are many web sites with free patterns. my favorite is QUILT BLOCKS GALORE. it has both paper piece and strip piece blocks. http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html this is the link.

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    Hi, My friends and I recently went on a Quilt Shop Hop and I purchased a set of rulers made by Marti Mitchell called My Favorite Log Cabin Ruler. There is one ruler that makes 1" and 2" finished strip sizes for making Log Cabin blocks up to 14 1/2 " square and the other one makes 3/4" and 1 1/2" finished strips for making Log Cabin blocks up to 13 1/2" squares. With these rulers, you can make perfect Log Cabin blocks. The two rulers cost $25 but are really worth it. I had the clerk demonstrate them and I was sold. crazydazy

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    Hi again, I need to make myself clear the total of the rulers was $25. crazydazy

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    Most of the log cabin quilts I've seen have quilted in the ditch, or in the middle of each log going around the block from the center to the outside, and in the ditch where the blocks were joined. It's really quite effective considering how much is going on in the blocks themselves with all those narrow strips. :)

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    I like them done in the ditch also.

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    If I am machine quilting, I usually just stipple all over it. If I am hand quilting, I do outline quilting - generally "stitch in the ditch", which means to quilt very close to the seam (not ON the seam, as is true in dressmaking). I have also done rays outward from one corner to emphasize the overall pattern, but that's a pain - too many seam allowances to quilt through.

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    boy, is my face red :oops: :oops: :oops:
    i misunderstood. thought you wanted some leads on where to find log cabin patterns. i should ready a little more closely :oops:
    i usually stitch in the ditch, and sometimes echo if the strips are wide enough to need another line of stitching.

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    I too am embarrassed at not reading your post more closely. I didn't realize the Log Cabin quilt was ready for quilting. Kind of late for the rulers. LOL crazydazy Sorry!

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