Perfect Log Cabin Minis Every Time!

I love, love, LOVE these new Creative Grids® releases!  I love minis and could never achieve perfect log cabins in four and six inch sizes until now!  These trim tools also create Courthouse Steps and Half Log Cabin blocks – with the cutting requirements printed right on the tool!
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Item #CGRJAWMN4  Retail $12.95

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I am not exaggerating!  I have made over 700 log cabin blocks in 4″and  6″ sizes – and they are just as accurate in the 4″ size with 1/2″ logs as they are in the 6″ size with 3/4″ logs!  In fact, I love them so much that I wrote a book based on the six inch size – but more about that when we have a publishing date!

Jean Ann wrote a book that is available NOW – yes it is in stock!
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This book includes patterns for projects made with the four AND the six inch log cabin tools.
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There are also some charming Cut Loose Press patterns to support them as well!
Glory in the Cabin is a striking table runner that uses the six inch size.
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Or create a needle case…
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Diamond in the Logs by Debby Kratovil features the four inch version.
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Last but not least, Deb Heatherly has combined several of our top Creative Grids rulers to create this gorgeous quilt.  Why not do this as a demo of the month type quilt?  More about this later when the book is in stock!  It is at the printers now!DH1601
Item #DH1601  Retail $14.00

These rulers sell themselves!  Just have a sample sitting by the register!  Visit our website to watch the videos and see just how easy it is to be perfect!

Jean Ann Wright’s Square on Square 6 Inch Trim Tool

I have been a fan of everything Jean Ann since I used the first Log Cabin Trim Tool – and thousands of you have had the same experience.  They all follow one basic concept:  Cut the pieces slightly larger and trim them to size.

This latest addition – the Square on Square 6″ Trim Tool – incorporates that proven concept as each round of setting triangles are added.

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Item #CGRJAW7  Retail $17.95

Start with a square ( or pieced) and add triangles to each side – then trim.  Add another round of triangles to create a 3 1/2″ square.  We call this size the “A’ bonus block.  I love working in miniature so I was instantly hooked – and had to design around this size alone!

Four-Patch Squared showcases these A blocks with a pieced four-patch in the middle.  And guess what!  You can piece four-patches; quarter-square triangles; or pinwheels and square them up to the perfect size by using the center trim tool printed on the corner of the ruler.  I used this feature to trim the four-patches used in the cornerstones as well.  You know when you can create miniatures this perfect, adding two more rounds is a piece of cake!

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In Lots of Dots, Debby Kratovil starts with a 3 1/2″ square and adds two “B” rounds to create a perfect 6″ finished square.  This is the perfect opportunity to showcase a conversational fabric for an I Spy quilt or fussy cut your favorite fabric.

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Jean Ann uses color placement to create this Little Widget design:

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In Team Colors, Jean Ann starts with a nine-patch measuring 3 1/2″ and adds two sets of triangles to create a perfect six inch finished block.  Then she sets half-square triangles on point – and appliques a circle to create a very masculine quilt which would be perfect in YOUR team colors!

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In Fussy Cut Squared, I centered an 3 1/2″ embroidery block by Bird Brain Designs into the center of a 6″ finished block.  The corner posts are four-patches trimmed to the perfect size before adding two rounds of triangles.

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In La Petite Fleur Jean Ann combines six inch log cabins with the Square on Square Trim Tool.  These log cabins were created with the CGRJAW1 – two rounds were added so that it measures the same size as the six inch trim tool.

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See why I love this tool???  The versatility is amazing.  And you haven’t seen anything yet!  Check out the alternate size:  the eight inch version to see how to create a Snails’ Trail block with this tool.  The design potential is endless.  Everything is in stock, so why not start creating your own masterpieces today???