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    I'm brand new-just joined....

    Hello

    I just joined this group- I am Lorraine. I live in Florida and enjoy many crafts, especially crochet.

    I have always wanted to learn quilting and a few years ago made my first one. It didn't turn out as nice as I expected it to as it was a 5 year project....working on it just every now and then.

    I recently met a neighbor who does wonderful quilts and so I have now gained some confidence that i can do better this time.

    I will LOVE to make a queen size log cabin quilt with 12" squares. I have no idea how to figure out yardages. I would like 1 color used for each center square, then 5 lights, 5 darks. I know what I want but have no idea how to go about figuring it out. I am not concerned about a back fabric just yet and wouldn't be using sashings. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    hi from Miami. I hope you love quilting and you can get lots of help here
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    Hello Lorraine, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    thanks ladies....I'm on the west coast of Florida --about an hour north of Tampa

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    Welcome, CraftyLady56!

    One of my first quilts was a log cabin. They are pretty easy, and fun to do.

    Here's a link that might help:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...in-t16544.html

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    Thank you for that link--helpful but i have questions.

    Using finished log widths of 1.25"--is this the cut sizes or after it is sewn? and finished center width of 2.5"

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    I take that to be the after-sewing size. It computes: the center (finished) measures 2", plus there are four 1.25" (finished) strips on each side. 2" + 8x1.25" = 12".

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    Howdy and welcome, from TX!

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    A big SHO-ME welcome from Missouri!!!!! Good luck on your log cabin quilt.
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    Hi Lorraine, welcome from northern California!
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    Hello from Wisconsin! You'll find lots of help on this board. Mary

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