Paper piecing continues to be one of quilting's challenges. with so many variables and so many ways to get it wrong, right?
Wrong! I've taken the mystery out of paper piecing by making it easy to do and much faster and efficient. But you'll have to be the judge of the.
I've often heard that Log Cabin is a great beginner's pattern. Well, I say bull crap. Even after all these years of quilting, Log Cabin remains a pattern I've yet to do. Why? Because it's much much trickier than it looks and, if you want to make the construction easier, we pre-cut every piece. That's a lot of time invested.
Well, I've decided to paper piece the traditional log cabin with a bit of a more contemporary look, which makes it, as far as I'm concerned, a "Log Home"
It's Paper Piecing for the 21st Century
THINGS TO HAVE ON HAND
Your pre-cut and any extra fabric
Sewing machine, thread and pre-wound bobbin, regular piecing foot and 1/4" foot
Pins, and just in case, a seam ripper
Rotary cutter (with a new blade) and ruler - 6"x12" works fine
Small cutting mat 9" x 12" is fine
Pencil or pen
Highlighters (any color)
Add-A-Quarter ruler (the longer the better)
Add-An-Eighth ruler (optional but helpful)
Paper and fabric scissors
Invisible Scotch Tape (any brand)
Elmer's Disappearing Purple Glue Stick or any washable, acid free glue stick
LET'S TALK FABRIC
The basics of paper piecing
The "No More Tears"© method
Storm at Sea basics
Precise block and quilt top construction