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Thread: What is a mock log cabin?

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    Question What is a mock log cabin?

    Heard someone talking about it and wondered exactly is it? Sounded easier than the log cabin. Thanks for any help.

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    Anita Hallock has one version in her booklet called "Super Sixteen". I haven't made it yet, but it looks less time consuming than a regular log cabin and results in the same look of "logs". Here's a link:
    http://www.pacinfo.com/~hallock/a%26e.html

    And I've also heard them called "faux log cabins" if someone does a search.

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    ​I had never heard that term and I did look at the pictures. Traditional Log Cabin is a relaxing, easy pattern to me and the pictures of the new way seem less so. I guess without doing both, I will reserve judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​I had never heard that term and I did look at the pictures. Traditional Log Cabin is a relaxing, easy pattern to me and the pictures of the new way seem less so. I guess without doing both, I will reserve judgement.
    I agree, I didn't think that pattern looked any easier. But without trying, hard to say...
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    I found this link http://quilting.about.com/od/blockof...k_logcabin.htm which is a little different.
    But actually, I like the one Kathy T. provided better.

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    I looked at it, separate blocks on their own need to be paired up to make the design I think anyways, it is easy I think, again, as it is sewn in strips in order to create block. Something to think about. Thanks for sharing this method.

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    I looked at the second block, now that looks easier, than the traditional. Thanks.

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    This block looks great, I may have to try it.

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    Yes, me too. My daughter asked i make a quilt of sorts to fit over her coffee table to cover the edges, so might try this one. It should work up fairly quickly and I am doing it scrappy. Will see, I say that about a lot of things.

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    For me you can't beat Eleanor's log cabin strip piecing method. It is very clear, easy and goes together fast. Just my opinion.
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    I like Billie Lauder's "Faux Log Cabin" blocks. Here's a link to them --->

    http://www.oocities.org/quiltfrenzy_...-logcabin.html
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    http://hippydeep.blogspot.com.au/201...r-friends.html

    I can't find the original free pattern of this one at the moment. However, this is an easy one to do. It is sewn together in strips and then the sections are made with crosswise cuts. Will post the link when I come across it.
    P.S. I just read the post above, and that is the one - my apologies.

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    I had never heard that term before either Anita (in the link provided) called them woodpile blocks. I think I like the traditional log cabin and they are simple enough to make. But I also will try this version just to see..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I found this link http://quilting.about.com/od/blockof...k_logcabin.htm which is a little different.
    But actually, I like the one Kathy T. provided better.

    I have used this pattern several times. Really easy to make and just gives a different look. Would be a good scrap quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy T. View Post
    Anita Hallock has one version in her booklet called "Super Sixteen". I haven't made it yet, but it looks less time consuming than a regular log cabin and results in the same look of "logs". Here's a link:
    http://www.pacinfo.com/~hallock/a%26e.html

    And I've also heard them called "faux log cabins" if someone does a search.

    I made something that looks like this in a class I took years ago. It was called wood pile or something like that. All i Remember is that it was a LOT of sewing and cutting. A separate strip set for each log. I thought at the time, " I'll never make that again" . . . And I never did. Pretty quilt but not worth the work.

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    I like the regular log cabin and I have books to make into baskets, hearts, etc. Log cabins are very time and work intensive.
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    The only difficulty I had with trying to do a log cabin was using the wrong fabric...all different weights and wale widths of corduroy (2" wide strips around 8" square centers). Some of it stretched and some of it didn't and my completed squares were not all the same size, so ripped it all apart and used the squares as they were and sewed the strips together to make borders and binding. Turned into my friend's favorite quilt anyway.
    Would like to do another one with regular quilting cotton. Had made a pillow with heavy fabric (canvas or duck) that came out really nice. Thought it was a fairly easy pattern.
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    Thanks for these links!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RV Quilter View Post
    For me you can't beat Eleanor's log cabin strip piecing method. It is very clear, easy and goes together fast. Just my opinion.
    Same here. I have made several LC's using her method, and have never had a problem. They do go together quickly for me. I also used her method to do a similar pattern on a sweatshirt and it came out fine as well. I've never tried a mock like either of these, but did do my own version of a mock on DH Christmas quilt last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV Quilter View Post
    For me you can't beat Eleanor's log cabin strip piecing method. It is very clear, easy and goes together fast. Just my opinion.
    I agree. Made my son a Queen size quilt and he loves it. BrendaK
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    I agree. Made my son a Queen size quilt and he loves it. BrendaK
    I made this one as a wedding quilt for my DD's BFF. It didn't go together in a day, but it was relatively quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I made this one as a wedding quilt for my DD's BFF. It didn't go together in a day, but it was relatively quick.

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    Very pretty quilt, I would have loved to rec'd this for a wedding gift.

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