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Thread: Turning 2.5” Scraps into a Log Cabin Block

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    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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    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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    [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.
    Peace

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    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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    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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    Thank you. Will be trying this one for sure.
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    Fun quilt! I may do this pattern with the 1250 -1500 candies coming from the birthday swap! I love your floral quilting in the white space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Fun quilt! I may do this pattern with the 1250 -1500 candies coming from the birthday swap! I love your floral quilting in the white space.
    You'd get 96 blocks from 1,250 candies.

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    This is a great alternative to a scrappy 9 patch Irish chain! I have lots and lots of scraps. Easy pattern to follow. Thanks!
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    This is a great tutorial. Thank you for taking the time.

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    Thanks for sharing your instructions!!! I love it and am planning on making one I also have lots of 2.5" squares.
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    Very clear and interesting placement of squares. Love it.
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    Thanks for tute, I love your quilt and my aim this year is to use up some of my scraps.

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    you are so thoughtful to post this... I'm sure it took some time to prepare such a wonderful tutorial and much appreciated. I can imagine you did get a lot of requests, I loved your quilt when you posted it last week or so too.
    Thank you for sharing.
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    Ok, I'm a newbie. How do I save this somewhere for future reference? Thanks

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    I appreciate your sharing your pattern and method. I would not have recognized your quilt as a Log Cabin just by looking at it. It is gorgeous. I plan to copy your tutorial and use it soon.

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    How nice of you to take the time to show how you did your quilt. Going to start cutting my squares. Thanks
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    You made the instructions so easy to follow with all the pictures. My favorite pattern is the log cabin. Thank you.

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    Go to thread tools on the upper right side of the thread and select follow this thread. Love your block!

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    Thanks so much for the excellent tute/pics....... About how much yardage for the background?

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