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Beginning Quilting - Log Cabin Sampler Quilt



Log Cabin Sampler  (list subject to additions and changes)  

Before first class buy materials and supplies.  15% discount is offered at The Silver Thimble .

Before first class wash all fabrics and press all fabrics, liberally spraying with Mary Ellen's Best Press.  This is an alternative to traditional spray starch.  It will provide stability when cutting and piecing fabrics.  Do not cut any fabric. 

When buying fabric look at the pattern suggestions.  There are 4 different colorways shown in the pattern that will be helpful when choosing fabric colors and textures.  Make sure colors don't mush/blend and there are a variety of textures.  Each fabric should have a bit of contrast with one another.  They suggest medium and dark shades; however, I used a couple of light/medium shades too.  Wait to buy your final border fabric until you have constructed the sampler quilt.  Once the quilt is constructed it is easier to see what is pleasing to the eye for the final phase/border.  We will be glad to help you select your fabrics at Silver Thimble.  

Tools:
- Sewing machine in good working order with 1/4" presser foot
- Straight pins for sewing
- Seam ripper
- 45mm rotary cutter
- Cutting mat 17" x 22" or 24" x 36"
- 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" ruler - optional 
- 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" ruler - optional

- Scissors (small/medium)
- Add-A-Quarter Ruler, small 6"
- Small portable iron with ironing mat is helpful - optional  

Materials and Supplies:
- 2 1/2 yds background fabric- pattern calls for 2 1/4 yds, but I always buy extra in case of errors
- (10) fat quarters or (10) 1/4 yd cuts
- 1 1/4 yds border/binding fabric - buy after quilt top is constructed
backing and batting can be bought once top is completed
- Mary Ellen's Best Press 
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Neutral (beige, gray, off-white) light/medium value thread.  I prefer Aurafil brand
- Universal or Microtex sewing machine needles, size 80/12
- Pencil, Frixion eraseable pen, Post-it Notes or scrap paper for labeling






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