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Old 07-04-2020, 08:00 AM
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I have cut my logs to proper length before sewing and followed Judy Martin's instructions and was frustrated beyond sanity. I started over and used the old fashioned way, sew the logs on and then trim. So much more enjoyable. I press after sewing each round and then square up the block. No one has ever commented that any block was wonky and believe me there are several guild members that would point that out and say I know what you did. Jenny Doan does a great tutorial on plain log cabin block that would be a great starting project. I have made the log cabin using wedges and that was simplest of all.
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Old 07-04-2020, 08:09 AM
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Dunster, your quilt is gorgeous! Your tip about cutting fabric lengthwise is right on, and this is coming from a former home ec teacher. Less stretch lengthwise than crosswise.
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:12 AM
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I have made several log cabin quilts, my favorite quilt pattern, so many different lay outs possible. https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums18438.html some of my log cabins.
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Old 07-04-2020, 04:41 PM
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Dunster you log cabin quilt is gorgeous. I only made a couple and gave both away.
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Old 07-04-2020, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by tallchick View Post
May I ask what issues you encountered with you last attempt at a Log Cabin? Iím sure there are many that would love to help!
I did it using my grandmother's method, plastic template to trace on the fabric, cut the logs, sew them together. Looking back, I realize that was probably the worst decision I made. I also didn't have half of the supplies that I do now, or access to information I needed to troubleshoot the problem and save the quilt top. My aunt that quilts had broken her leg and I didn't want to bug her with endless quilting questions, so I just gave up and threw the quilt top out. I figured when the time was right, I'd get another chance to do it again.
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Old 07-05-2020, 08:48 AM
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Creative grids has a great log cabin ruler. I used Donna Jordan's method for the curvy log block and it worked great!
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Old 07-05-2020, 03:18 PM
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I have the ruler and have never used it. One of the other members mentioned she paper pieces her log cabins. I would try paper piecing it if I did another log cabin. It’s so much fun and I love the accuracy paper piecing offers. I hope we get to find out what you decided on and see the finished project 🙂

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So the ones I'm asking about today is the Log Cabin Rulers she has. Some years ago, I decided to give a Log Cabin a shot and it wasn't what I expected it to be. It was enough that I didn't even save the quilt top, I threw it out it was that bad.

I was looking on YouTube the other night trying to find my background noise and I came across Quilting from The Heartland, so I plugged in the playlist and let it go. While I was working on my hexagon quilt, I heard her talk about the log cabin, so I stopped what I was doing, rolled over to my laptop and watched her. I've learned a lot from Shar Jorgensen, I really like how she explains things and it gave me enough confidence that I think my next project is going to be a Log Cabin quilt. Once I got on her website and saw how expensive her templates were, I realized I was going to have to go another route to do this quilt, so I got on Amazon and found Marti Michell.

I'm thinking of getting the ruler for the 1 inch and 2 inch logs for a 12-inch block. Has anyone else used her rulers?

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Old 07-06-2020, 01:59 AM
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Marti Michell is an icon in the quilting world. I have a few of her rulers. I have seen her presentations in person. She loves math and her rulers and techniques are proven. She, frankly, amazed me. She is very nice too. Her husband travels with her..he is a great guy too. It has been about 4 years since I saw them. She has a ton of rulers.

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Old 07-06-2020, 06:00 AM
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I would go crazy paper piecing a LC, unless it was a small one. I did do that and enjoyed it but I don't really like to paper piece.
I cut the logs and haven't had a problem. I've made more LC than any other pattern.
Dunster, yours is gorgeous. I love the quilting pattern you used.
I also like to make them when I'm in a slump. It's mindless and fun.
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