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How to JOIN quilting block swaps Australia

Hello and thank you for visiting. This is a community group for all Australian quilters to join or just follow. Membership is FREE and you are partnered each month and we make each other a 12 inch quilt block based on our preferences which we swap. (12.5 inches raw edge to raw edge) The emphasis of the group is on friendship and sharing. To find out more or register to join email me on This purpose of this blog is to chat and showcase blocks and quilts made by members, kind of like a show and tell . Yours in stitching, Sue

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Perfect log cabin

There has been a bit of chatter in our groups fb page about quilters casche log cabin not measuring up. it's been awhile since I have had to make one so was pleased that my partner this month had a log cabin as her choice so I could "road test" the pattern.

This is for Pauline who wanted it in blues, purples and pinks, and loved batiks, so I put a bit off all of it into the mix.

First here is the finished block under my 12.5 inch square ruler, pretty much spot on.

And here is a look at it without the ruler... I measure at every round and trim slightly if required. Also using a quarter inch foot helps keep it all on track..



Karen Falzon said...

Quilters cache is fantastic with all the patterns available, what puts me off slightly is the scant 1/4" seam, so if possible I add to the measurements( if it says cut 5 7/8", I will cut 6" and then trim), works beautifully.
Karen F

Sooli said...

I've never had a problem with the Quilters Cache log cabin or any of theirs actually. I generally find if you use a scant 1/4" seam for everything and trim as you go you end up pretty spot on for size, whatever blocks you make.