Discover the secrets to your most precise log cabin quilt blocks yet by cutting your strips ahead of time.
Meet Marti Michell and begin by learning about the history and design characteristics of the Log Cabin block. Then, Marti shares two cutting tricks to improve all of your log cabins. And, you'll get tips for cutting multiple layers of fabric for more efficient piecing.
Give the classic log cabin a fresh look, starting with fabric selection that will complement the split light and dark pattern these classic blocks are known for. Next, develop a speedy cutting layout and take advantage of chain piecing techniques for faster construction.
Start a gorgeous new block made from fun, easy fat quarters. Marti helps you with fabric selection, and she'll share a specific fabric layering technique for efficient sewing. Plus, master an impressive cutting method that allows you to cut 84 pieces in a fraction of the normal time.
Continue to construct fat quarter creations with Marti's signature method that turns cut strips into automatic chain piecing order. First, review the sewing order for the fat-quarter log cabin. Then, adapt the fat-quarter/1-inch cut strips concept to other strip widths and center square sizes.
Learn what off-center blocks are, and how you'll approach making them (hint: you may be amazed by how different these quilts look). Marty will also share clever tricks, including varying strip width to create curves with log cabin blocks.
Finish your log cabin quilts in style. Learn a special technique for joining blocks. And, discover Marti's favorite binding method, as well as her finishing tips for "no binding, no bulk."
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