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Thread: Question about Connecting Threads free patterns

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    I'm wondering after looking at that picture again, if those are just fused coloured shapes onto a black background? If they are, decide your colours, fuse the fabrics and then you could just decide how big you want your finished size or easier to start with a certain size middle square, leave a " or " black space & measure & fuse the next shape & build your log cabin out to the right size.
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Size:  164.4 KB Here's a copy of the picture from Thimblebug's first link. I think I can just figure it out with graph paper by starting with the center and working out. Thanks for the interest and help. :-)
    HA! Now I can see the designer's name and her naming of the pattern, so I'll go at it that way. :-)
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    That main block is just a modified "Log Cabin." You could make one block just by cutting long strips (you decide the width) and sewing each one on, going in a clockwise direction, then cutting the ends off as you go. After your block is done, take it apart and voila!...you have your pattern.

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    I would first sew the black strip onto the colored strips and then cut the lengths. Make a log cabin as usual using the strip set as one piece.

    The black is only on one side of the log, the black on the other side of the log is from the next log in place. You even see that the last go around has narrow black only on one side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I buy a visa gift card in a certain amount to buy things on line especially if I am apprehensive about using the site.
    What a great idea. .. Thanks for the heads up...I will be doing this if I order from new online companies.

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    If it said it was a free pattern and is asking for a credit card # I would wonder if another link popped up to scan you

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    Thanks, Tropit and Jean. I think you're right. It will be fun to experiment!
    Inspector: I do think the site that came up was a scam. Why else would they need a credit card # if the pattern is free? That is just goofy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    anyone had a better, quicker idea. Or...set me straight, friends. Just no bashing my ignorance, okay? Thanks! P.S. I don't mind paying for a pattern, but would like it to be very similar to the CT pattern.
    Start by 2" strips of your color fabrics and 1" strips of black. Then cut 5" center squares.
    Sew the black 1" and 2" strips together to make strip sets. Cut the first (inner strip set) to 6-3/4" - you need four for each block. You will have a partial seam on the first strip you sew to the center block. Then rotate around the block until you can finish the partial seam.
    Cut the second (outer strip set) to 9" and sew around the block as before. You end up with a 12-1/2" finished block.
    Sashing looks to be about 3" or 4" finished.
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    I just noticed that Connecting Threads posted on their Facebook page that their entire team is going to Quilt Market on Monday, so I wouldn't be surprised if they are a little harder to reach than usual, but I'll bet they'd really like to know about this problem. I'm sure they don't want to annoy people who are likely to go on this forum and share their difficulties. I've always had good luck with them.
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    I think they meant the pattern was free with the kit.

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