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Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts

with Nancy Smith
You may think you know everything about the log cabin quilt, but you'll be amazed at what you can do! Take a brand-new look at this classic block and make creative quilts in traditional to modern styles.

Create the log cabin quilt of your dreams! Plan and construct log cabin designs under Nancy Smith's expert guidance. Learn to make dozens of patterns from the same basic blocks, audition your fabrics to get the look you want, and use color in surprising ways. Complete yardage and cutting charts are included for five quilt sizes from crib to king. Also included: more than 10 quilting layouts, including Barn Raising, Fields & Furrows and Chain Link, and ideas for smaller projects such as pillows and placemats. You'll also learn variations such as Echo and Greek Key. Nancy shares engaging, easy techniques that will help you create countless projects. Turn this classic block into a canvas for your quilting imagination!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Nancy Smith

  • Prolific author and designer Nancy Smith begins this exploration of log cabin blocks by talking about the history of this traditional block and how to cut and lay out jelly roll strips.


Lesson 2. Log Cabin Fabric Selection


Lesson 3. The Night & Day Block


Lesson 4. Log Cabin Quilt Layouts


Lesson 5. Alternative Block Options


Lesson 6. Chaining Your Blocks


Lesson 7. Fussy Cutting Centers & Troubleshooting

Praise for Nancy Smith's Craftsy class, Strip Your Stash: "I wasn't sure what to expect from this class, but from the very beginning I loved Nancy's teaching style. She is so laid back and doesn't worry about perfection--my style! The quilt ideas are very usable, and I learned many little tips along the way. I am very glad I purchased this class."
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