Intermediate | 4 hours
Taught by 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.
Learn how to:
  • Assemble Modern Cross blocks
  • Chain-piece blocks
  • Work with jelly roll or roll up precuts
  • Quilt with "organic" straight lines 
  • Make a quilted table runner and trivet


Chapters
Part 3: Modern Cross Block and Table Runner Set
53:33
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Four Jelly Roll or Roll Up (2 1/2" x width of fabric) strips of fabric from a favorite collection (Susan uses Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander)
  • Four 2 1/2"' x 7'' scraps for pieced trivet (can be new fabrics or those left over from table runner project)
  • 1/3 yard background and binding fabric
  • 1/3 yard backing fabric
  • 1/3 yard batting
  • 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.
     
    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.
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    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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