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Old 03-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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I want to make a log cabin and noticed that there are 2 ways to do it. The first is to attach each block separately and the second is to piece it by precutting strips. What do you recommend and why?
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:43 PM
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I prefer paper-piecing myself. I tried using strips and the quilt turned out wavey.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:03 PM
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I will precut my strips and then piece them in by strip quilting - as many sewn as possible in one long continuous piece. I want my 4" strips to be 4", not give or take a bit as determined by the feed dogs of the machine.
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Eleanor burns way!
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:11 PM
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Hard as I try, I cannot make a straight log cabin without paper piecing it!
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
Eleanor burns way!
I second that!
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My preferred method is to pre-cut the strips to the width I want, but I leave the length until after I've stitched the log on. I re-use the cutoffs on the next block.
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Judy Martin's way, not Eleanor's. Pre-cut the strips. The blocks will not go wonky that way.
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Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
Eleanor burns way!
I agree with jackie, PP is to time consuming for me since it is a simple block, and individual pieces to me leads to error, I do the eleanor burns method and just square up at each step making it way more accurate
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I have never made a log cabin quilt. Could someone please explain the Eleanor Burns way? Thanks
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