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    Old 02-16-2016, 12:02 PM
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    Default Turning 2.5” Scraps into a Log Cabin Block

    I’ve had numerous requests to explain how I made the log cabin blocks in my http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...y-t275731.html quilt.

    My version of this block is made with 2.5” scrap squares and white strips. The finished block is 10.5” unfinished.

    1. A graph paper pattern to use for placement
    2. Sew a 2.5” scrap square and 2.5” white square together
    3. Sew a 2.5” x 4.5” white strip “log” to #2
    4. Sew a 2.5” x 4.5” log strip composed of two 2.5” scrap blocks to #3
    5. Sew a 2.5” x 6.5” log strip composed of three 2.5” scrap blocks to #4
    6. Sew a 2.5” x 6.5” log strip composed of three 2.5” scrap blocks to #5
    7. Sew a 2.5” x 8.5” log strip composed of four 2.5” scrap blocks to #6
    8. Sew a 2.5” x 8.5” white log strip to #7
    9. Sew a 2.5” x 10.5” white log strip to #8
    10. Finished block
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    Old 02-16-2016, 12:07 PM
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    You can use these blocks in any log cabin setting. I chose the Barn Raising setting.
    I’m including a picture of the placement on a portion of my quilt to help you identify the block in my quilt.

    The last picture is the finished quilt.

    I hope this explanation gets your creative juices flowing. I love it when I have inspired others to make their own creations.
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    Old 02-16-2016, 12:42 PM
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    [QUOTE=JENNR8R;7467477]You can use these blocks in any log cabin setting. I chose the Barn Raising setting.
    Thank you. I was given a lot of 2.5 in. squares. This will be a perfect way to use them.
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    Old 02-16-2016, 12:49 PM
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    Thank you so much!!! I will certainly use this pattern. I've been saving a long time and I love to use up my "left-overs". I plan on sharing it with others in my sewing group. We all have leftovers.
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    Oh joy, I bet everyone is busy cutting up their scraps! Great, clear tutorial!
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    I like your Barn Raising setting. Very nicely done. Did you have an easy method so that the squares seams nested nicely??
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    This is great! Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Old 02-16-2016, 02:32 PM
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    Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2
    I like your Barn Raising setting. Very nicely done. Did you have an easy method so that the squares seams nested nicely??
    I just stick a pin in each intersection, and they mostly line up. If there is any fullness between blocks, I put that side down to let the feeddogs adjust it for me. I always press the seams open.

    A trick that I have just started using is, after pressing a seam, I put a square ruler on top of the block until it cools. That makes all of the pieces really flat and accurate.
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    Old 02-16-2016, 02:41 PM
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    oh boy thank you for posting this so sweet of you i also have tons of 2.5 sqrs i cut them as i go along in my quilts/projects thank you so much
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    Thanks for sharing this!
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