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Better, Faster Log Cabins
Better, Faster Log Cabins
Marti Michell
Discover the secrets to your most precise log cabin quilt blocks yet by cutting your strips ahead of time.
Curiously Similar
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You may think you know everything about the log cabin quilt, but you'll be amazed at what you can do! Take a brand-new look at this classic block and make creative quilts in traditional to modern styles.
Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
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Strip down to the block-making essentials.
Barb Eikmeier
Barb Eikmeier
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Transform any quilt pattern into your own custom design!
Debbie Caffrey
Debbie Caffrey

Join the discussion! While your instructor may choose to chime in, this space is intended as a maker-to-maker forum.

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Accuracy is everything when it comes to piecing. So many angles to align and pieces to match. And there’s nothing more frustrating than cutting up your favorite fabrics and laboring over an A+ quilt block only to discover that it’s come out too small, or the pieces don’t fit together quite right, or whatever misfortune tends to befall you at this phase. Here are a few things you can do to improve accuracy and prevent the sting of a bad piece.
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Besides being really fun to say, the “stack and whack” is a great trick for cutting quilting fabric quickly.
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