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Thread: Log Cabin Trim Tool Two

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    Junior Member KathyJ's Avatar
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    I was in Houston last week & took a class w/the designer, Jean Ann Wright, using her Log Cabin Trim Tool for 8" finished blocks. Is easy to use & worked very well. Will also do half log cabin blocks & court house steps blocks. I like the fact that strips do not have to be cut to exact width or length making it easy to use up my scraps. Would recommend if you're a "gadget girl" or "ruler girl" like I am. Good luck & enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dart1 View Post
    it would be much easier not to have to sew thru the paper - how do you do it?
    First of all, I use vellum, which is fairly see-through. I use a dab of a glue stick to stick the very first scrap to the vellum. I fold the vellum on the seam line (this is where the see-through part comes in handy) and stitch right next to the fold, instead of on the paper. When I'm done stitching the block and it's trimmed to size, the only thing I have to do is pull that glued scrap off of the paper and the entire block is free.

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    Thanks for all the responses to my thread. I can't wait to make a log cabin quilt with my new ruler. I have yet to meet a ruler I don't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Ditto, and add a pineapple block to the list!

    me too! I love the pp pineapples!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyJ View Post
    I was in Houston last week & took a class w/the designer, Jean Ann Wright, using her Log Cabin Trim Tool for 8" finished blocks. Is easy to use & worked very well. Will also do half log cabin blocks & court house steps blocks. I like the fact that strips do not have to be cut to exact width or length making it easy to use up my scraps. Would recommend if you're a "gadget girl" or "ruler girl" like I am. Good luck & enjoy.
    I almost got the 8" one but I thought the 12" one would be more versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Well, I HAVE paper pieced a pineapple (which is very similar to a log cabin, just more pieces), and it was MUCH easier than squaring up after every single dang row. Geez, that sounds like so much extra work! And I never had to rip anything, because I don't sew through the paper.

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    Your pineapple quilt is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyJ View Post
    I was in Houston last week & took a class w/the designer, Jean Ann Wright, using her Log Cabin Trim Tool for 8" finished blocks. Is easy to use & worked very well. Will also do half log cabin blocks & court house steps blocks. I like the fact that strips do not have to be cut to exact width or length making it easy to use up my scraps. Would recommend if you're a "gadget girl" or "ruler girl" like I am. Good luck & enjoy.
    Thanks for the input. It is good to hear from somebody who has actually used the ruler. Will have to add one to my collection. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Well, I HAVE paper pieced a pineapple (which is very similar to a log cabin, just more pieces), and it was MUCH easier than squaring up after every single dang row. Geez, that sounds like so much extra work! And I never had to rip anything, because I don't sew through the paper.

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    Your Pineapple quilt is jaw-droppping stunning! I love the colors. And I agree about using the folding paper method so you don't have to tear out paper when you finish piecing - so much easier.

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    I am totally a gadget girl. I bought both sizes of that ruler in Houston. I love the fact that you don't have to cut each piece to exact size. I've had major problems making my log cabin blocks in the past and I hope these rulers make it easier and more fun.
    Peckish, your quilt is gorgeous!

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