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    log cabin quilts

    hi everyone, I am new to this site and am looking forward to learning from it.I have a few questions.... I am planning on quilting a traditional log cabin quilt and would like to know how to figure out how much fabric to buy. i am planning on using creams rose and soft green. I would appreciate any help i can get, have spent so much time trying to do this alone!! thankyou

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    that depends.. for example, a 96" (before the border, which I presume would be something else) quilt with 1.5" (finished size) "logs", as I drew it up would be 2 yds of cream 1, 2.5yeds of cream 2, 2 1/2 yds of the green and 1 1/5 yds of the rose. Since traditionally, one side of each block is lighter, the other darker, I started with the rose, then used the 2 creams on one side and alternating rose and green on the other. there are literally hundreds of different layouts you could use. You might prefer to have a variety in each color.

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    Welcome from northwestern Louisiana. Would love to see your finished log cabin. I'd like to make one someday. And want to know how you liked it.

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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
    You may want to google a free pattern online and choose the size you want.
    Then it will tell you exactly how much of each fabric to purchase!
    Good luck....and have fun!

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    thanks for the quick response! At this point I am planning more greens and creams with only a bit of rose. i still found your information helpful. Thank you

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    thanks, but I am quite stupid online!!! I did try that and found it a bit helpful. thanks

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    thanks everyone, am looking forward to all the info thats available on here..... looks great so far......

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