Intermediate | 4 hours
Taught by 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.
Learn how to:
  • Piece wonky log cabin blocks
  • Topstitch
  • Box corners and construct a simple tote bag 
  • Line a tote bag


Chapters
Part 4: Improvised Wonky Blocks and Sewing a Tote Bag
01:08:41
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1/2 yard solid fabric (Susan uses Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Fog and Luna)
  • 1 1/4 yards assorted prints for patchwork and lining for A / B & C (Susan uses three Michael Miller mid-century-inspired prints from the Jug or Not collection)
  • 1/2 yard light to mid-weight canvas
  • 1 1/2 yards 1'' cotton webbing for straps
  • Fabric marker, chalk or tape
  • 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.
     
    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.
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    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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