101 Log Cabin Blocks: With Full-Size Patterns for Paper Or by DRG Publishing

By DRG Publishing

Everybody who loves Log Cabin blocks will love possessing this booklet! not just does it contain the conventional Log Cabin Block (in 4 sizes), it takes the Log Cabin out of the prior and right into a new artistic realm of leading edge block layout. we have twisted the logs and altered the standard oblong strip shape-making this the main interesting choice of Log Cabin blocks ever! we have now integrated new pictorial blocks the place the logs turn into plants, homes, hearts, birdhouses, baskets, a cat, a bunny, a tree or even an decoration. we've got certainly stretched the definition of a Log Cabin block being strips (or logs) additional round a middle sq.. utilizing the root strategy for piecing, the quilter does not need to fear approximately detailed slicing of any bizarre shapes or tedious matching of issues. items are further to a paper or muslin origin utilizing a stitch-and-flip-open process the place all you might want to do is sew at the line. we have now additionally integrated directions for making plans and completing quilts utilizing Log Cabin blocks so you should be in a position to effectively whole your personal designated duvet. If a quilter loves Log Cabin blocks and paper/foundation piecing, those blocks will carry hours of delight and enjoyment quilters of all ability degrees.

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A light box comes in muy handy here, although a sunny window will work in a pinch. (Often used to view film negatives, a light box is simply a box that has a light inside it and whose top is covered with translucent glass or plastic. ) Alternatively, transfer you’ll want to have some sense of what colors work your design onto your fabric using run-of-thetogether and what colors don’t when constructing mill tracing paper, a transfer pencil (that is, a your design. You’ll also want to ensure that you special wax pencil designed specifically for this don’t overwhelm your design with light colors purpose, often found in the sewing section of or dark colors; instead, strive for a balance.

What size you use depends on other factors. In the case of needlepoint and cross-stitch projects, your needle size will depend largely on—you guessed it—the gauge of your fabric and, by extension, the weight of your thread. qxp 2/20/07 9:05 PM Page 38 continued Fabric Gauge Needle Size 14-count Aida 22 16-count Aida 22 22-count Aida 24 18- to 25-count single even-weave 24 25- to 32-count single even-weave 26 36- to 40-count single even-weave 28 22-count and up Hardanger 28 Determining which needle size is right for your embroidery project involves a bit of experimentation on your part.

Smaller-sized punch needles work well with cotton floss, while larger sizes accommodate yarn and even ribbon. Welcome to the Size Is Right! As I mentioned, the type of needle you use depends on your stitching technique. What size you use depends on other factors. In the case of needlepoint and cross-stitch projects, your needle size will depend largely on—you guessed it—the gauge of your fabric and, by extension, the weight of your thread. qxp 2/20/07 9:05 PM Page 38 continued Fabric Gauge Needle Size 14-count Aida 22 16-count Aida 22 22-count Aida 24 18- to 25-count single even-weave 24 25- to 32-count single even-weave 26 36- to 40-count single even-weave 28 22-count and up Hardanger 28 Determining which needle size is right for your embroidery project involves a bit of experimentation on your part.

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