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    I am about to embark on a half log cabin quilt and wondered which is the best method. Is it better to cut each log then sew together or sew the center squares onto a long strip then cut apart?
    I have my center squares cut but haven't cut my strips yet and wondered which comes out more square.

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    Default Re: best log cabin method?

    Claire,
    I just posted a new thread asking some questions about half Log Cabins etc. There's some great info there. Enjoy!
    Here's the link to the post :
    https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sh...ad.php?t=70545

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    Your post was the reason I posted my question. I guess no one else has tried both to compare the two different methods as far as accuracy or speed goes.
    I am trying a combo of the methods, first two sides with a long strip and the next rounds will be cut to size.

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    Sorry...I am no help either. I have never made a Half Log Cabin or even a regular Log Cabin Quilt. I like them though.
    I have a book from Eleanor Burns which has a lot of information on Log Cabin Quilts.....( tells you all the measurements for whatever size quilt you want to make etc.) I purchased the book at a yard sale a friend of mine had, the book belonged to her MIL>....There's some nice quilts in that book.
    Plus, I have seen some of Eleanor Burns YouTube videos too....you might check that out Claire to see if there might be the help you need there ?
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    Default Re: best log cabin method?

    I have made log cabis by both methods. While I found sewing to strip was quicker, mine were more accurate when cut my logs before I sew.

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    Default Re: best log cabin method?

    I made the Curved Log Cabin using Jenny's tutorial. She assembly line sews, that's what I did. Sew each piece to a strip. I found more continuity that way. Does that make sense?
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    Default Re: best log cabin method?

    Ive done the elenor burns method before Jenny and had sucess

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    It kind of depends on how you sew. For me while it was quicker to sew then cut after I had far far better results pre cutting all my logs. A friend she can do either way and they come out the same. It depends on how accurate your seam is and how well you press. I tend to mess up pressing just a bit here and there so I can get out of square doing the cut after. You might try a couple test blocks and see what works for you.
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    Default Re: best log cabin method?

    Quote Originally Posted by Claire Hallman View Post
    Your post was the reason I posted my question. I guess no one else has tried both to compare the two different methods as far as accuracy or speed goes.
    I am trying a combo of the methods, first two sides with a long strip and the next rounds will be cut to size.
    Please let us know which works better. I've been wanting to try one, but I had the same question you asked.
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    Faster to chain sew like Eleanor Burns, but more accuracy when you CUT each log and add it to your block piece by piece (as advised by Marti Michell -- look for her videos on Youtube as well she had a FREE log cabin class on Craftsy).

    As Marti also says: as you sew each cut log strip to your block, you get INSTANT CONFIRMATION that it fits and is accurate (e.g., with a correct 1/4" seam and with cutting). If it doesn't fit or looks "wonky", you know something is wrong BEFORE you finish your entire block.

    She has a great way to lay out the cut pieces so the process goes faster, too! (as shown in her crafts class)
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