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

Old 08-22-2010, 02:44 AM
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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:-)
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:58 AM
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I feel your pain, I hated the log cabin I made many years ago. The blocks did not come out sq. or even and I will never attempt another one even though I have made many quilts since then that turned out wll.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:05 AM
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Same here! Me log cabin nemisis is corduroy to add to the frustration level...
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:17 AM
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I made one block and I think right then and there I didn't want to make more. They are wonderful to look at though.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:53 AM
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Wow-I thought it was just me!! Thanks ladies-I was feeling like dumb blonde; glad I'm not the only one who had trouble with this "so easy" block!!
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:56 AM
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Okay - I just marked the Log Cabin off my to-do list. Any other ones??? :D :thumbdown:
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:58 AM
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When I first started quilting I had the same experience. Determined to make it look right, I made my own paper template and paper pieced it. Success. Straight, Squared and beautiful.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:17 AM
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I love doing Log Cabin.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:35 AM
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If you are having a hard time with log cabins, or anything else, try paper piecing, it comes out perfect!
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:41 AM
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I've made 2 Log Cabibs and it's a favorite of mine.
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