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Old 05-09-2008, 05:33 AM
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When I was watching the quilting show last week, the woman was making blocks using a very basic strip pattern. This is why I thought it would be easy. :lol:

ANyway, I can't seem to find one like that. All the patterns I've found have triangles and/or circles in them.

Does anyone know of a very basic strip pattern that I could us my first time out?

By "strip pattern", I mean she used strips of fabric that were 2.5in (or so) wide by various lengths to make the block. Not sure if I'm using the proper terminology. :oops:
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:01 AM
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Try the Split Rail. That is usually 3 or 4 strips about 2-4 inches going horizonal, then the same amount going vertical.
I know there's another name for the square.
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by tlrnhi
Try the Split Rail. That is usually 3 or 4 strips about 2-4 inches going horizonal, then the same amount going vertical.
I know there's another name for the square.
Have you been on quilterscache site...or quiltbus they have hundreds of blocks, and I am sure there is alot of beginners blocks catered for...have a look :D
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:23 AM
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i love the log cabin, it is made with strips.
you can get books at the library, the price is right :wink:
if your library has eleanor burns' book on log cabin quilts i would suggest you borrow it. it was my first quilt. i have made several since, when i need a quick quilt it is the way to go.
also court house steps. very similar.
have fun :!: :!:
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:24 AM
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Eleanor Burns has a book out called Still Stripping After 25 Years - 16 quilts using 2.5" strips. She also has programs on www.quilterstv.com (any of the programs in the 2500 series are companions to this book.) Being new at quilting, I love having the book and the programs together as references - it really helps. I got the book at either Joann Fabrics or Hobby Lobby - I know I used a 40% off coupon on it.

I have done the 9 Patch and Stripes (http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/6285.page) and the Quarter Log Cabin (http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/6707.page) from the book and recommend it.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:15 PM
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The easiest pattern I have ever made uses 2x 3 1/2 inch pieces cut from 2 inch strips. It is beautiful when made with all batik fabrics.
The pattern is called Spectrum by Judy Turner. No seams to match and is a 6 1/2 inch block made like a log cabin with just one row outside the center. It chains togather very easy, I have 25 blocks going at once.
I dont have a scanner to show the quilt.
You will love how easy it is to make.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:26 PM
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An irish chain or a nine patch works great with strip quilting
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:07 PM
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The Rail Fence pattern is an easy strip pattern. I've attached a word document that I did for my friend's DIL & she was able to follow the pattern for her first quilt without any problems. At least, I didn't hear about any problems! LOL :D
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:28 PM
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Thanks! I tried to do it so that I could understand it! LOL
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:54 PM
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Log cabin's are very versitile and very easy. It was the 2nd quilt I made (the first was a fence rail).
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