Thursday, May 7, 2020

Creative Grids Log Cabin Ruler

Happy Thursday!
Today we did a Facebook Live Video on The Creative Grids Log Cabin Rulers. Esther went through the process of sewing and trimming a block, and we showed you a couple projects we have made with the various sizes.
For the 8" finished block which Esther was showing you need to cut a 2.5" center square, and for the rest as long as your strips are at least 1 3/4" wide there is no other exact cutting. Esther happened to be using 2" wide strips because that is what she cut from her Fat Quarter Bundle of Just Red by Zen Chic.
After sewing the first round of logs on to the center square you trim the unit by placing the round 1 Square on the ruler on top of your center square and trimming what is outside the ruler edge, rotate your block and trim the other two sides, than sew the next round. Repeat until your block is finished.
Esther trimmed after adding 2 logs, and you can do this two, I always trim after the full round is complete.
This block is great for scraps because you can just pull all your fabrics and start sewing. Use the short pieces for the inner logs and the larger ones on the exterior rounds. There is no need to cut the pieces smaller before sewing because you are going to trim them after you sew anyways.
The Ruler comes in 4 sizes, 4", 6", 8" and 12" finished and they all work the same with, just with different measurements. Each ruler has the measurements listed right on it.

The Mini Heart Quilt pictured here is one I made a couple years back. I used the 4" ruler to make it. There is 4 blocks, two that are made using the Courthouse Steps placement with red on one side of the block and white on the other 3, and two that are the typical log cabin layout. It was a lot of fun to sew and only took an evening to make, quilt and bind. It hangs out by my computer desk in our dining room all year long.
This ruler really does make Log Cabin Quilt blocks easy to make.
We are nearly sold out of the rulers in the 8" size and the 12" ones are gone, but we did order more today and they should be here sometime in the next couple weeks. If you are hoping for one of these sizes we can definitely put take your name down and we will call you when they come in, just call us at the shop or send us an email.
We are hoping for a little more information from the Alberta Government on if our business will be included in the reopening next Thursday. If we are we have some events planned that we will share in a newsletter and here on the blog on Monday.
Have a great weekend, my forecast looks like it could be great for spending some time in my sewing room.

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