Intermediate | 4 hours
Taught by Susan Beal
Now that you've learned the basic skills for constructing a log cabin block, it's time to talk about block settings. In this part, Susan demonstrates some of the most popular historical block settings, like Barn Raising, Straight Furrows, and Sunshine and Shadow. She then shows you how to lay out and piece together a stunning asymmetrical baby quilt.
Learn how to:
  • Cut and assemble log cabin blocks
  • Chain piece
  • Layout log cabin blocks in a variety of ways
  • Use a design wall to arrange and rearrange blocks
  • Assembling a quilt top


Chapters
Part 2: Block-Setting Basics and Sewing a Baby Quilt
56:27
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 1/4 yards total of your dominant color fabrics, in prints and/or solids (Susan uses Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Canary as her main fabric, plus three other prints in pinks and yellows)
  • 3/4 yard of your secondary/recessive color fabrics, in prints and/or solids (Susan uses Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Fog plus one complementary print)
  • 1 1/4 yards of assorted fabrics for backing (Susan uses Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Canary and two of her pink and yellow prints from the front)
  • 1 1/4 yards batting
  • 1/4 yard fabric of your choice for binding
  • Fabric marker, chalk, or tape
  • Pencil and paper
  • Digital camera
  • 1" binding tape maker
  • Basic Sewing Supplies (see Part 1)
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Log Cabin Quilting
    Part 1:
    Log Cabin Quilting: Block-Making Basics and Sewing a Pillow
    Susan Beal
    In the first part of the Log Cabin Quilting course, we'll focus on the classic, simple, and very modern square-within-a-square block setting. Susan will walk you through the basics of choosing fabric, cutting strips, and pressing and piecing your "logs." Once you've learned how to make a complete block in this simple style, she'll show you how to turn it into a beautiful quilted pillow.
     
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    Part 2:
    Log Cabin Quilting: Block-Setting Basics and Sewing a Baby Quilt
    Susan Beal
    Now that you've learned the basic skills for constructing a log cabin block, it's time to talk about block settings. In this part, Susan demonstrates some of the most popular historical block settings, like Barn Raising, Straight Furrows, and Sunshine and Shadow. She then shows you how to lay out and piece together a stunning asymmetrical baby quilt.
    Part 3:
    Log Cabin Quilting: Modern Cross Block and Table Runner Set
    Susan Beal
    In Part 3, let's mix things up with a minimal and stylish modern cross block. The striking cross motif is a fun way to play with scale and color, and in this class, Susan demonstrates how to use colorful jelly roll or roll up precuts to make a matching table runner and trivet.
    Part 4:
    Log Cabin Quilting: Improvised Wonky Blocks and Sewing a Tote Bag
    Susan Beal
    Once you know the rules of log cabin quilting, you can break them! In this final part, Susan shows you fun ways to improvise log cabin techniques to make "wonky" blocks. She then ends the course with an eye-catching tote bag featuring colorful, improvised quarter log cabin blocks.
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