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Old 10-04-2019, 04:43 AM
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Eparys' suggestion is good, and I have 2 more ideas. How about a simple 9 patch, easy enough for all skill levels. Once you have them they could be squared up a little bit if needed and then use those to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt. Another idea is to make a floating star block, where the points of the star are inside the seam allowance by a bit, making it able to be squared up if needed without losing the points. Here is a link to one like that. good luck! https://cluckclucksew.com/2011/06/tu...ar-blocks.html
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:08 AM
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We used to do all types of blocks and each had to do the block in the chosen size. We did log cabins, sunbonnet sues, Gingerbread men, broken plates and many others and it was a lot of fun to see how each did their own.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:42 AM
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habitat.jpg As a group, we make this quilt for Habitat for Humanity families in our area. It is simple, very forgiving, as you can trim to the smallest size block. It works well for groups with different skills and 1/4 inch seams. It starts with a 6 inch square 'focus fabric' that can be fussy cut. The borders are made from a 3.5 inch WOF coordinating fabric, cut (2) 3-1/2" by 6" and (2) 3-1/2 inch by 12-1/2". I (and the rest of my group) keep my eye out for interesting 6" centers and then find a border. When we have enough, we trim to a consistent size and sew then together - top done. Cute, easy, low stress!
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:44 AM
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I would suggest to pick out a block that has the design "floating" in the middle. Ask everyone Not to square up the blocks. You collect the blocks and square them up at the same time.

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Old 10-07-2019, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
I have heard of quilters using a log cabin block and directing the outside logs to be made a little wider than they need to be, so the assemblers can trim them all to the exact same size.
This is what I was going to suggest. I have heard this too. I might even do it when and if I make my own log cabin.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:31 AM
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eparys, would you mind sharing the size of the squares and the size of the cream squares for your quilt. It looks like a great group quilt! Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:45 PM
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For me, I would specify size of unfinished block and color scheme..then let everyone make what they want. This way it will be a cohesive quilt and everyone can make blocks that are at their skill level.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:13 AM
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My guild has committed to making 120 Twin XL quilts for our local YMCA facility. Fortunately, the guild has close to 2 years within which to complete these quilts. We are making QAYG quilts ... various patterns. I am Team Leader for one of the cluster groups. My group is making log cabin blocks with 2.5" fabric strips. All blocks can easily be squared up for uniform size. We are using the wide sashing method for joining blacks and rows. I found a YouTube video Online that showed how to make a QAYG quilt with wide sashing strips. A very "finished" look.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:17 AM
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Oops, forgot to mention that the center "Chimney" of each log cabin will be gray and the wide sashing strips will also be the same gray fabric. That use of gray within and surrounding each block will be the unifying element for what would otherwise be a very scrappy quilt that is not at all pleasing to the eye.

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My guild has committed to making 120 Twin XL quilts for our local YMCA facility. Fortunately, the guild has close to 2 years within which to complete these quilts. We are making QAYG quilts ... various patterns. I am Team Leader for one of the cluster groups. My group is making log cabin blocks with 2.5" fabric strips. All blocks can easily be squared up for uniform size. We are using the wide sashing method for joining blacks and rows. I found a YouTube video Online that showed how to make a QAYG quilt with wide sashing strips. A very "finished" look.
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