Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Teaser - Bonus Pattern for mid-May

This morning I got a request for a pattern for my Chocolate, Cherries and Cream Log Cabin Quilt (photo posted in February). I am working on the pattern and plan to post it by mid-May as a free bonus pattern for all of you. Naturally it features my new Log Cabin Trim Tool available on my website:

Here is how to use the tool for a finished 8" block:

1. Cut a precise 2-1/2" square for the block center.
2. Cut the logs any width as long as they are at least 1-1/2" wide. Logs must be rotary cut on one long edge for a straight cut. The ends and opposite side don't need to be rotary cut, they can be ripped, wavy or angled. They will be trimmed after sewing each round using the Log Cabin Trim Tool. Cut all longs slightly longer and slightly wider than needed if you are cutting them from yardage. You can finger press the logs as you sew each round, but take care to press each round with an iron before trimming with the tool. Look for the bonus pattern next week, after finishing the Sunbonnet Sleuth Mystery.


  1. This ruler is now on my 'must have' list! I've wanted to try the Log Cabin block since I started quilting last year and this will make it so easy.