Sewing a Quilt with the Log Cabin Ruler by Marti Michell

Log Cabin Ruler and Book by Michell at Craft WarehouseCreating Log Cabin quilts are certainly possible without Marti Michell’s Log Cabin Ruler, but once you use it, you’ll never want to make one without it. Using the ruler makes a huge difference in the accuracy of your blocks. Katrina, our design team expert quilter, said that it made making this flannel quilt so much easier, especially because flannel is notorious for distortion.

The 1″ and 2″ Combo Log Cabin Ruler cuts strips to exact lengths for block sizes up to 14″. The Log Cabin Rulers are marked with both a letter and the actual length in inches for each strip; just the lines you need, so there is no distraction, no confusion, no unnecessary information. Finished strip widths are 2:1 on both rulers, so you can cut strips from both sides to make Off-center Log Cabin blocks.

Using the Log Cabin RulerWe also carry a book called Log Cabin ABC’s by Michell. It comes with 18 patterns with very clear instructions, including tips and diagrams for cutting right or left-handed.

Beginners can make this quilt. In fact, this book would be a good start for beginners, giving them great information to use in all of their quilts. For more advanced quilters, the variations make the book design-worthy and fun! The book and ruler would be a great gift.  For a bit more money (or a joint gift) add a fat quarter bundle!

For the quilt shown here, Katrina used the Crossroads flannel line, designed by Kansas Troubles for Moda Fabrics.  The colors are so warm and cozy, making it a wonderful palette for fall/winter.


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