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Better, Faster Log Cabins

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Item # 15215866
Instructor : Marti Michell
$39.99 $24.99
Skill Level 2 : Some experience
Prolific author and quilter Marti Michell is sharing better, faster ways of quilting the log cabin block. First, learn two special cutting techniques for improving all of your log cabins immediately. Then, give this classic block a refresh as you find out how to select unique fabrics, develop a fast cutting layout and save even more time with chain piecing. Marti will show you how to create an eye-catching block using fun, easy fat quarters. She'll also share an impressive technique for cutting 84 pieces in a fraction of your normal time. You'll become familiar with Marti's signature method of turning cut strips into automatic chain-piecing order. She'll explain how you can change the look of log cabins with off-center blocks, and why you'll love them. Plus, finish your log cabin quilts with Marti's favorite binding method and tips for "no binding, no bulk."   Prolific author and quilter Marti Michell is sharing better, faster ways of quilting the log cabin block. First, learn two special cutting techniques for improving all of your log cabins immediately. Then, give this classic block a refresh as you find out how to select unique fabrics, develop a fast cutting layout and save even more time with chain piecing. Marti will show you how to create an eye-catching block using fun, easy fat quarters. She'll also share an impressive technique for cutting 84 pieces in a fraction of your normal time. You'll become familiar with Marti's signature method of turning cut strips into automatic chain-piecing order. She'll explain how you can change the look of log cabins with off-center blocks, and why you'll love them. Plus, finish your log cabin quilts with Marti's favorite binding method and tips for "no binding, no bulk." More
Discover the secrets to your most precise log cabin quilt blocks yet by cutting your strips ahead of time.

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Prolific author and quilter Marti Michell is sharing better, faster ways of quilting the log cabin block. First, learn two special cutting techniques for improving all of your log cabins immediately. Then, give this classic block a refresh as you find out how to select unique fabrics, develop a fast cutting layout and save even more time with chain piecing. Marti will show you how to create an eye-catching block using fun, easy fat quarters. She'll also share an impressive technique for cutting 84 pieces in a fraction of your normal time. You'll become familiar with Marti's signature method of turning cut strips into automatic chain-piecing order. She'll explain how you can change the look of log cabins with off-center blocks, and why you'll love them. Plus, finish your log cabin quilts with Marti's favorite binding method and tips for "no binding, no bulk." 
 Prolific author and quilter Marti Michell is sharing better, faster ways of quilting the log cabin block. First, learn two special cutting techniques for improving all of your log cabins immediately. Then, give this classic block a refresh as you find out how to select unique fabrics, develop a fast cutting layout and save even more time with chain piecing. Marti will show you how to create an eye-catching block using fun, easy fat quarters. She'll also share an impressive technique for cutting 84 pieces in a fraction of your normal time. You'll become familiar with Marti's signature method of turning cut strips into automatic chain-piecing order. She'll explain how you can change the look of log cabins with off-center blocks, and why you'll love them. Plus, finish your log cabin quilts with Marti's favorite binding method and tips for "no binding, no bulk."
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   Marti Michell

Marti Michell is a quilter and prolific author. She has written more than 30 books, including the bestseller, "Quilting for People Who Don't Have Time to Quilt." Marti has led quilting workshops in 49 states and 25 counties, and is the recipient of two Lifetime Achievement awards for her quilting.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Rotary cutting mat, at least 18” x 24” 
2 . Acrylic ruler for cutting edge (Marti prefers 3" x 18", 4" x 18" or 6" x 18" rulers at the widest)
3 . A second acrylic ruler: 6" square or a Log Cabin specialty ruler
4 . 45 mm or 60 mm rotary cutter for cutting multiple layers of fabric
5 . Fabrics of your choice for projects (as little or large as desired)

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Introduction to the Log Cabin Block
00:26:31

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.

Lesson 2 : Classic Log Cabins
00:29:04

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.

Lesson 3 : Fat Quarter Log Cabins, Part One
00:14:51

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.

Lesson 4 : Fat Quarter Log Cabins, Part Two
00:21:15

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.

Lesson 5 : Off-Center Log Cabins
00:08:33

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.

Lesson 6 : Sewing, Variations & Quilting
00:22:23

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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