Sunday, 10 February 2013
Log cabin mat
When I got my quilting cutting boards I knew they needed to keep them flat. The smaller size wouldn’t be a problem as it could just stay on the bench in my work room. Keeping the larger one flat, however, was going to be problem.
Other than the floor (not practical….) the only other place to keep the boards flat would be on top of my wall units.
I wanted to keep all the boards and rulers together so asked Mr Gertie if he had any spare cardboard in his workroom that could be used to make a folder to keep them secure.
Half an hour later Mr Gertie had made me a folder. Don’t get me wrong. It was just what I wanted, however it was rather boring. What it needed was a cover to put over it.
I could have made the cover out of strips, which would have been ok, but I wanted something a little more challenging. I’ve always liked log cabin patterns but never made them. Why not now….
I didn’t want the blocks to be too big so settled on a small log cabin design using five colours.
The light colours were from old shirts whilst the rest came from left over cocktail/ evening dresses fabric.
I only wanted to cover the outside of the folder so added a large border to the top of the work using the same dark green fabric as the longest strip. As the edge was only going to be stapled to the cardboard, I overlocked it to prevent fraying.
Confession time: my overlocker was already set up with cream thread but instead of replacing them with either dark green or black thread I left things as they were and overlocked the edge using the cream. Only I was going to know, however, but the cardboard wasn’t straight……
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