Sunday, August 16, 2015

Log Cabin Star--Free Starter Template

Can you stand one more Log Cabin pattern variation? Ta-da! This pattern can be made large, as in a big block style shown in this wall quilt (60" square) or reduced in size to make blocks for a bed quilt. I started by drafting a right angle section of a star for a 4 section star. Simply sew strips of fabric (2 1/2" wide in my project) and alternately attach strips to each side of the point of star section. For best results, cut strips on the lengthwise of fabric (parallel to the selvage edge, or you may experience stretching of the fabric while sewing. To overcome this distortion, if you want to cut strips on the cross grain, you can attach strips with EZ Steam II 1/4" strips of fusible tape, then stitch the seam line. Yes, takes a little longer, but the results are worth the effort.

Click here for your free Log Cabin Star template--you can enlarge or shrink as you wish. 

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