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with Marti Michell
Online Class

Better, Faster Log Cabins

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Prolific author and quilter Marti Michell is sharing better, faster ways of quilting the log cabin block. First, learn two special cutting techniques for improving all of your log cabins immediately. Then, give this classic block a refresh as you find out how to select unique fabrics, develop a fast cutting layout and save even more time with chain piecing. Marti will show you how to create an eye-catching block using fun, easy fat quarters. She'll also share an impressive technique for cutting 84 pieces in a fraction of your normal time. You'll become familiar with Marti's signature method of turning cut strips into automatic chain-piecing order. She'll explain how you can change the look of log cabins with off-center blocks, and why you'll love them. Plus, finish your log cabin quilts with Marti's favorite binding method and tips for "no binding, no bulk."


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h3m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to the Log Cabin Block

1. Introduction to the Log Cabin Block

Meet Marti Michell and begin by learning about the history and design characteristics of the Log Cabin block. Then, Marti shares two cutting tricks to improve all of your log cabins. And, you'll get tips for cutting multiple layers of fabric for more efficient piecing.

2. Classic Log Cabins

2. Classic Log Cabins

Give the classic log cabin a fresh look, starting with fabric selection that will complement the split light and dark pattern these classic blocks are known for. Next, develop a speedy cutting layout and take advantage of chain piecing techniques for faster construction.

3. Fat Quarter Log Cabins, Part One

3. Fat Quarter Log Cabins, Part One

Start a gorgeous new block made from fun, easy fat quarters. Marti helps you with fabric selection, and she'll share a specific fabric layering technique for efficient sewing. Plus, master an impressive cutting method that allows you to cut 84 pieces in a fraction of the normal time.