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    Default How do you do it?

    I know there isn't a right way or wrong way but I'm curious. I am making my first log cabin quilt. Do you chain piece the first two pieces and then go to the next piece or finish a block at a time?
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    Default Re: How do you do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraP View Post
    I know there isn't a right way or wrong way but I'm curious. I am making my first log cabin quilt. Do you chain piece the first two pieces and then go to the next piece or finish a block at a time?
    I've done both. Where I was making each block in different shades and I had specific sequences of fabric I wanted to use for each log, I did one block at a time. When I was making matching blocks, I chain pieced - but had to be very careful to make sure I was placing the right log on the right edge (after having to redo a few logs.....) I personally found the one block at a time method to be less stressful for me, but definitely not the speediest approach.
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    Default Re: How do you do it?

    I have done it both ways. It depends on my mood at the time. Am I in a hurry to get blocks done. Or do I want to just enjoy the process and make one block at a time.

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    Default Re: How do you do it?

    I'm never worried about speed, so I do one block at a time so as to not confuzzle my brain.

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    Default Re: How do you do it?

    I sewed mine one block at a time. I had my strips all cut & laid out in the correct order. One has to be consistent with seams.

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    Default Re: How do you do it?

    One block at a time. I think I would get mixed up or get the pieces mixed up if I chain pieced them. Chain piecing would make the sewing part go faster but then you would have all that sorting out to do after, so in the end I think that method would take more time. At least for me.

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    Default Re: How do you do it?

    You could do a combo method and work on a few blocks at the same time. You would get some of the speed of chain piecing, but still the satisfaction of completing blocks and not getting too confused as to where you are in the process.
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    Default Re: How do you do it?

    I chained 6 blocks at a time. That solved my need for speed and kept me focused

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    I have only done it the Eleanor Burns method where you don't precut the strips. So it was chain piecing the length of the strip then trim, press, then chain piece using the next strip. I made a king size using this method.
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    Default Re: How do you do it?

    Often I use a log cabin as "beginner and ender", especially for scraps. In this way the blocks are finished in no time and nearly by themself - always good for a baby quilt

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