Log Cabin Quilts: The Basics & Beyond

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Landauer Publishing, LLC, Jan 1, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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Log Cabin quilts have been a long-time favorite among quilters, popular since the mid-1800's when both the pattern and technique were new. Today the basic log cabin block technique of sewing strips of fabric around a center square remains the same, while the quilt settings and fabrics take the log cabin quilt from classic to contemporary. In this new book from Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright, Log Cabin Quilts – The basics & beyond , you will learn traditional Log Cabin block construction, including Courthouse Steps and Half Log Cabin, and how to design your own Log Cabin quilts. 7 quilt projects use 7 classic Log Cabin quilt setting variations, including Barn Raising and Straight Furrows . 12 more projects are provided using the classic Log Cabin block in a variety of contemporary, innovative settings. Includes complete step-by-step technique photographs and instructions for piecing Log Cabin blocks, Courthouse Step blocks and Half Log Cabin blocks. Sizing and fabric requirement charts for creating blocks in whatever size you choose. Beautifully photographed.

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User Review  - Nanette Donohue - Book Verdict

The log cabin is one of the classic quilt-block patterns—it's simple but versatile, and popular with traditional and modern quilters. With log cabin blocks, the setting determines the overall effect ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

For Janet Houts drawing geometric shapes and designs and translating them into quilt designs came naturally. She began her career in the graphic arts, translated it to quilting and now designs quilts for several textile companies. Her quilts have been published in numerous quilting magazines. She and her husband, Steven, reside in the Sun Valley area of Idaho where she receives much inspiration from the beautiful natural surrounds. She is co-author of Circle of Nine. Jean Ann Wright can't remember a time when she didn't know how to sew. She majored in Textiles and Fine Art, combining her love of sewing and fashion design with her love of painting and drawing. Jean Ann was editor of Quilt magazine for 20 years and is now an author, a quilt designer, and a consultant to the quilting industry. Jean Ann has had quilts featured on the covers of The Quilter and Quilter's World. She is the author of Quilting Sashings & Settings The basics & beyond and co-author of Circle of Nine.

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