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    now what?

    Bought a new nifty log cabin ruler. Made a quilt using my scraps. Now how do I quilt it? The logs are only 1 inch wide, so SID would be quite a job. I do not have a long are and will be FMQ on my Janome 7700. This is a charity quilt so it doesn't have to be fancy, but I want it to look nice. Thanks for any ideas.Name:  qblogcabin.jpg
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    Love the quilt. Tell us about the "nifty log cabin ruler." As for quilting, I'd probably do an all-over design.

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    I would quilt down/vertical the "outside" of each block and then quilt across. Your quilting with be like blocks and should be quilted close enough. If you feel it needs more quilting I would make a little x or something in the center of each center block.
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    If SID is out and you want to keep it simple...then i'd say diagonal straight lines - evenly spaced - with one of the lines going through the center of the block...spacing between lines would depend on what batting you used ... but i think it would look very nice. Good luck -- let us know what you decide -- And lucky charity - they're getting a very pretty quilt whatever you decide !!

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    When in doubt ... you can just to a meander stitch! Beautiful quilt to donate.

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    I would quilt in the light areas like feathers maybe you could do some std around the blocks where they join together across and down.

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    This is the ruler I used. Your strips need to be at least 1 1/2 inches wide, you sew then on and then trim. Everything stays square. Name:  logcabinruler.jpg
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    I had to look twice, i made with the same colors with the same size rails for dh. His is 100 x 100
    with prairie points all around. I hand quilted mine down the ctr of each rail in each block. ( kinda like a squared off snail).
    id love to see the finished peoduct

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    Love your quilt. suggestion for quilting--maybe cable/rope type quilting along the diagonal lines of the quilt

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    Beautiful log cabin, looks perfect. I almost always just FMQ a large stipple, I love the looks and I love doing it. I only have two straight stitch only quilts and use one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luana View Post
    This is the ruler I used. Your strips need to be at least 1 1/2 inches wide, you sew then on and then trim. Everything stays square.
    I've been looking at that ruler. Is it pretty easy to use? Your quilt looks great.

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    Gorgeous LCabin!
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    The rulers is almost foolproof. You do not have precision cut strips (just 1 1/2 inches or wider). You don't even measure the length of the strips. Just sew them on and then square up the block. The block doesn't ever get wonky. I used scraps of fabric that I didn't think would ever find their way into a quilt.

    Thanks for the quilting suggestions. I really value your input. I'm not very good at this part of quilting, and it is so devastating to have a quilt half done and realize I made a bad choice.

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    My husbands LC just has a large stipple or meander and it looks very nice

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    Very pretty quilt, log cabins are one of my favorite blocks. I usually just do a meandering stitch on mine.

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    It's a beautiful quilt. I know whatever you decide on will be lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I had to look twice, i made with the same colors with the same size rails for dh. His is 100 x 100
    with prairie points all around. I hand quilted mine down the ctr of each rail in each block. ( kinda like a squared off snail).
    id love to see the finished peoduct
    The quilt is really pretty, but I love Lynnie's idea of the snail trail...I've just started FMQ and find myself hesitant or just unable to pick a quilt pattern. The snail trail always looks good!

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    wonderful quilt

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    I have made a dozen of Log Cabin quilts and love them. Yours is beautiful. I just bought a new machine that I can Stitch in the Ditch with. My old one was a 60 years old Kenmore - not much fun. I had been hand quilting them all which I love to do. That is another option - but takes a long time to finish. good luck

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    This quilt is sooooo pretty. We just moved and it wasn't until I picked up my scrap basket did I realize how full it is. Your quilt is truly an inspiration - gonna do this as I am at the "whatever I want' period. Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful colors for sure .. If it was me : meandering stipple-but that is what I use alot on my quilts. I just like it.
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    Wow! and Double Wow! I love log cabin quilts!

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    I recently saw a log cabin with cross hatch quilting that looked very pretty. It was a picture I saw on Ravelry.

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    The Baptist Fan quilting pattern always looks nice on a Log Cabin, kinda breaks up all the straight lines. Beautiful quilt you made.

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    I would use either a large stipple or simply cross hatch. I like the way crosshatching looks on a quilt top that only uses straight line stitching.

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