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Thread: Folded Log Cabin Block

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    Junior Member Kathi Kraftyzales's Avatar
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    I purchased the booklet at our local Quilt Guild Quilt Show (Rio Grande Valley) and learned to make these. Harder than I thought.

    Purchased at the "Second Hand Rose Sale" and paid a quarter....lol
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    I used scaps to make these, not really intending to make a quilt, just make the block.
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    When folding and ironing the pleats, the ends must be tucked into the other sides.
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    used a bread knife to make the pleats straight
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    Iron on tape to keep pleats in place
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    Then you sew pleats down.
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    Well, isn't that interesting! I believe you that it might be just as hard to do that pleating correctly and evenly as it is to sew a log cabin block.

    But it does make me think about how a pleated block might fit in other places!

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    I agree, interesting concept. Wow, the stuff you learn here!
    Maureen

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    Never seen anything like this...it looks difficult...but looks really nice finished.

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    very clever

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    I've never seen that technique before. It looks tricky. Thanks for taking the time to post pics and share with us. :thumbup:

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    I think I would prefer the log cabin blocks.

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    If I tried something like that, I believe that would drive me to drink! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing! :thumbup:

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    Very interesting.

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    Beautiful...but it sure looks hard.

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    learn something new everyday...

    definitely got your quarters worth lol...

    very nice purple/lavender fabrics...

    might have been difficult but looks like you mastered it...very good job

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    That is something I have never seen before. They look nice

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    It is a lovely block and way toooooooo difficult for me. It is amazing how somebody can see something simple like a log cabin and complicate the hell out of it. Then there are people like Eleanor Burns and Liz Porter who see ways to simplify our quilting.

    Congratulations on finishing the block. I don't think I would try it.

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    There's a new book on that technique which I was going to buy...Not anymore..I'll stick to the easy PP Log Cabin

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    This looks absolutely beautiful; but oh, so fiddly! You have far more patience than I.

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    Very different and I like it! Thanks for posting the how to pictures too.
    Janie

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    if this doesn't look like an april fool's joke, i don't know what does!! and to think there is written instructions,too!!
    i would go MAD cutting those pieces out!!
    the outcome is nice, you must have a LOT of patience...

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    Those are neat! Thanks for sharing!

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    it is pretty and I love your butterflies in the center. But wouldn't paper piecing be easier and faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    it is pretty and I love your butterflies in the center. But wouldn't paper piecing be easier and faster
    That is the next thing on my list to learn. Years ago a new neighbor tried to teach me, but I just didn't grasp the technique. She used all types of fabric and used newspaper...

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    Interesting..... Though I think making the actually log cabin would be easier....

    But it looks GREAT! And using this method, the "stripes" of the one fabric line up PERFECTLY!

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    Only the joins are sewn down with a top stitch. Sort of a zig zag effect.

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    Kathi,

    I've never seen anything like the folded log cabin block -- and I'm a log cabin addict. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    they are really pretty

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    WOW :shock: You did a beautiful job on these :D:D:D

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