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Thread: What quilting design for a log cabin quilt?

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    Jan, I am so sorry. When I started my post yours had not shown up yet. I was called to the phone and submitted the reply 20 or so minutes after I started it. The outcome is I did indeed seem to be replying to you directly and way too harshly. To say that straight lines across narrow strips are unattractive TO ME would have done just fine. I do believe that I got my info in a class taught by Linda Tayler but she probably did not use the "U" word.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Whoa; considering that I had just posted before you that she might consider a grid pattern of straight lines, I feel your comment might be considered a bit harsh......"just plain ugly"? Really? Not your preference perhaps, but that's whats makes the art of quilting so wonderful; it's art and there are no quilt police! Beauty IS in the eye of the beholder after all.

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini View Post
    Go onto Pinterest and in the search type in log cabin quilts. You will get some good ideas there.
    Great tip; Pinterest is awesome.
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    since you are using a 301, (i have one also) i would think in a 2" pattern as it may be easier to control the fabric. when you look at the logs in your block, you will have a better idea of what might work. for instance, curves might be a huge challenge in a 2" strip, but waves might not be. a small feather would allow you to play with feathers. or you might consider a running leaf or heart design. that will give you practice moving the quilt in curves without locking you in to the detail of a feather. i like to look at the fabrics in the block and see if there is a pattern i can simplify and repeat in the actual quilting. the biggest thing it to keep it simple. i hope you have fun with it and would love to see a pic of your end result. Happy Quilting!

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    When i have done a quilt with lots of color I use verigated thread with colors of fabric as close as possible.Or I will use verigated thread that will stand out.Dependinding on design in quilt I will go around charectors and pieces to accent them then finish with the s squiggle pattern that most people have on their machine stitches.Please excause spelling.Have fun with your quilts and dont worry about what others think.These are your creations for you to enjoy doing and giving.
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    I definitely don't think straight line quilting is "just plain ugly." I like the look of the straight lines with the straight lines of the log cabin blocks. I would either stitch in the ditch or stitch just inside the seamlines. I think that blends the seamlines and the quilt lines and looks very nice.

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    Thanks for all the ideas. I've never been sure how to quilt a log cabin.

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    Here's a really cute (and easy) way to do a very large qayg log cabin:
    http://mummastimetocreate.blogspot.c...torial-of.html

    the back does turn out kinda plain this way tho.....and I suppose there's no reason why you couldn't put a little more design into each block b4 moving on to the next one.
    Last edited by mindless; 01-12-2013 at 11:34 AM.

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    I've not yet made a log cabin quilt, but DO hope to someday. The ones at quilt shows that tend to catch my eye are quilted down the middle of each log, so it makes it look like you used 1" logs instead of 2". To me that just goes with the straight lines of log cabin and the plainer more primitive look rather than trying to make it more "fancy". How easy it would be to do, that I don't know. I'm just a beginner at machine quilting. The best advice would be for you to look at as many log cabin quilts you can, in person or online, so you can see what YOU like best.

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    Completely agree with Jan and mindless!

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    Let us know what you decide. Bet it will be great!

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