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Saturday 28 January 2023: Online Workshop (Log Cabin Blocks!)

Nicholas Ball hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop on getting to grips (in a fun way!) with a quilting classic in an improv-styley way: Log Cabin Blocks!…

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Saturday 28 January 2023: Online Workshop (Log Cabin Blocks!)
Saturday 28 January 2023: Online Workshop (Log Cabin Blocks!)

Time & Location

28 Jan 2023, 15:00 – 18:00 GMT

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Nicholas Ball - Saturday 28 January 2023 - 3.00pm to 6.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop: Log Cabin Blocks

Our first listing for a class in 2023! We're delighted to be kicking off our 2023 offer with this Log Cabin Block workshop with the wonderfully effervescent, engaging & hugely talented Nicholas Ball! This class will see participants embrace their 'inner-improv' creativity and work towards producing some visually stunning & mentally therapeutic results: be sure to join us & Nicholas - you'll be amazed at what you create!...

Introduction by Nicholas:-

The Log Cabin is instantly recognisable as one of the most classic and ubiquitous patchwork blocks. When I started quilting way back when, I always liked the idea of making a traditional version, yet all the cutting and precision put me off! If you feel the same and want to try a quick and fun approach to this most beloved of blocks, then this version is perfect!...

Join me in my liberated log cabin workshop where we’ll use organic piecing to put an improv spin on this versatile block. We’ll look at how to use chain piecing to sped up the process, how to add interest with angular cuts, half square triangle starters and blind bag pulling, as well as a stacked version that’ll give you more blocks in less time, perfect for when you need a quick finish!

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst difficult to give exact fabric amounts and measurements when sewing in an improvised way, please use the following as a rough guide.

For the basic log cabin units, a large variety of strips in solid and print fabric, plus an assortment of smaller scraps to add interest. Feel free to cut your pieces from yardage or use jelly roll pre-cuts. If cutting from yardage, use an assortment of widths, from 1” to 3”.

For the half square triangle starters, rough squares approximately 3-4” in a variety of fabrics.

For the stacked log cabin starters, approximately 10-12” squares of 6-8 different print or solid fabrics.

Please don’t stress about these requirements. They are simply a guide and I’ve yet to teach a class where something couldn’t be made because of the wrong fabric pieces. If in doubt, gather up a selection of prints and colours you like and you can cut during the workshop. Accuracy at the cutting stage is not so important using my techniques, so it won’t take long at all if you want to cut your pieces along with me. They also needn’t be perfectly square or straight, so feel free to use scissors!

This is a technique based workshop. We will be exploring log cabins and won’t have finished project in mind.  Feel free to make as many or as few of the units as you like. You can combine them into a sampler or continue to work on the project after the workshop by adding more units to it. Don’t feel any pressure to cut up all your precious fabric!

Equipment needed for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine
  • Good quality thread in an appropriate weight for piecing (I recommend Aurifil 50wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with a new blade
  • Cutting-Mat
  • Patchwork Ruler (we can make any size work, but a small 1” x 12” is very handy, as is a 12.5” square).
  • Fabric Scissors
  • A Bag or Small Box
  • A willingness to free your mind & explore your own creativity!

​Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich MeanTime (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop! Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.


This class is a live Zoom Workshop ONLY! We are NOT able to offer a recorded Pay-On-Demand video for sale after this event.


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