Quick grips to prevent templates from sliding while cutting
The acrylic templates are great for cutting scraps because you don't have to get out the rulers. Using the templates will save time and fabric without sacrificing accuracy.
The basic Log Cabin is great for beginners because it has straight seams and no bias edges. You could dedicate your whole quilters lifetime to this pattern and never repeat yourself.
The book includes instructions for the traditional Log Cabin, Barn Raising Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps, off-center blocks, and The Lover's Knot. The Heartland Log Cabin is also included which has a diamond in the corner of each block. When the blocks are connected a star is formed. The Pineapple Log Cabin is the most popular quilt in this book. You will enjoy using the full color, easy-to-follow instructions.
Shar recommends using a stiletto to keep control of the fabric especially at the beginning and the end of seams. You can make all the same Log Cabin designs with the Miniature Log Cabin templates.