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Thread: Ever Try An "Easy Quilt Pattern",That Was Anything But?

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    I don't think log cabin is an "easy" quilt pattern. To keep all those logs straight as a beginner is almost impossible. I waited years before I tried to make one and was pleased with the results because I could finally sew a straight line and 1/4 inch seam correctly (at least for me).

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    :hunf: Most of the ones that say easy, especially the "make it in two days over the weekend" obviously have a lot more experience, time and patience than I do. Not only are they 48 hour weekend job, but the pieces rarely come out the way I expect and I don't think they count how long it takes to cut it all out. LOL

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    Hi Grandma Pat if you go to ABOUT.COM you will find a printout of the log cabin it also explains all about paper piecing and seems to have other patterns also--I never did it but am going to give it a try. all I did was in search put paper piecing came up with sits and picked on. Have fun as I am hoping to do.
    Fran

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    TRUDEY your log cabin wreath is georgeous what a beautiful wall hanging at christmas. do you remember what issue of Macalls mag. had the pattern? That is worth giveing the log cabin a try.
    Fran

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    OK, thanks. I'm going to give it a try and see what I come up with.

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg
    I did a log cabin recently, made it completely scrappy which was much too much complicated for me, and then the blocks weren't square. Arggghhh!

    But, when I sewed them together, it all came out right, and make a nice quilt. So would I do it again? Yes, but forget the scrappy!

    Here are links to the two I've done:

    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...01604069Sumfpf

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    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...01604069wCfvkU
    Nice! I have Eleanor Burns log cabin book. I may try it one day. Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran624
    TRUDEY your log cabin wreath is georgeous what a beautiful wall hanging at christmas. do you remember what issue of Macalls mag. had the pattern? That is worth giveing the log cabin a try.
    Fran
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    Same thing with me attempted one log cabin and got totally frustrated and have never done another one.

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    I think it was more a case of us frustrated LC makers not knowing how to line up,square up & that 1/4" seam.Not because we were dumb.By the looks of the quilt on your avatar, I bet you could make a beautiful LC now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Juliebelle
    Same thing with me attempted one log cabin and got totally frustrated and have never done another one.

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    Thanks Trudey going to look on e-bay for it they are always selling old quilt. mag. but boy that is really going back-1999 maybe I'll get lucky
    Fran

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    Love them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2
    Had always admired log cabin quilts.So after getting my feet wet by piecing a couple tops,it was time to make my fav.
    A mag article saying log cabin quilts were soooo easy & great for beginners was all it took.
    Knowing nothing about fabric grain,squaring blocks or using a quarter inch seam...a straight seam, you can imagine the results.
    It was a few yrs & a few quilts later before I stopped admiring long enough to admit what a wonky quilt it was.

    That was 20 yrs ago & I've never had the nerve to make another LC:-)
    I love log cabins too. Unfortunatly I chose to do a table runner made up of blocks made with 1 inch strips! It was the second quilting project I did. It's amazing I stuck with quilting after that!
    P.S. I have not tackeled another log cabin since. :)

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    i just finished one today (top) and i don't even want to quilt it and i don't have the nerve to take it to be quilted it's such a mess. i might try it in sections something i have never done also. i would try another one but there is no way i would do one again. this friend has been waiting for this for months. so it's nice to know others don't like it either, sorry elly burns a quilt in a day NO WAY. thanks for sharing. love this site.

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    My first rotary/strip piece quilt was "Log Cabin Quilt in a Day", by Eleanor Burns. I took it as a class.....Of course it took more than a day for me to finish it....don't ask how long. : ) It turned out very well for my first full sized quilt.

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    I love the second quilt....good times....it's so cool! :thumbup:

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    Wow, I have been just reading everything, but decided it's time to jump in & join the fun. I always wanted to make a denim rag quilt; bought a pattern, saved jeans from everyone in the family, etc. I used a pattern using a circle. It started simple enough until it came time to put rows together; easy, HAH! I managed to complete it last year after several "start,stops" since fall,2004. I only managed to break a total of 2 needles. Log cabin is a piece of cake in comparison! Keep on sewing/quilting & doing what you find to be fun for you!

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    SueDor,
    You log cabin quilts look great! :thumbup:

    Mine look a lot different than yours do. I do them totally scrappy.

    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...45965719mnGgoi


    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...45965719chaqYB

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