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For the "Quilt to Last" story in the January issue of Living, Silke dreamed up some modern quilted projects using the traditional log-cabin technique. I was lucky enough to help her sew some of them. Here are a few planning/development pictures:

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Trying to determine the height of the purse (i.e. the length of the strap)

1 Trying to determine the height of the purse (i.e. the length of the strap)

Pouches for all occasions

2 Pouches for all occasions

One technique, five colors, nine of the many possible combinations

3 One technique, five colors, nine of the many possible combinations

The only thing missing is a baby!

4 The only thing missing is a baby!

The finished pillows

5 The finished pillows

These pot holders did double duty on the cover of the January issue.

6 These pot holders did double duty on the cover of the January issue.

Comments (4)

  • Hi, I am planning to sew some log cabin quilt potholders which I read about in the January 2011 Martha Stewart Living magazine. It indicates that I should go to workbook for details. How do I find specific instructions for seam allowance and inside out method. I have tried several approaches to no avail. Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Janis, p. 147 of the workbook in the January issue should have all the answers you need. Thanks for your questions.

  • Dear Martha Crafters,
    I am a long time subscriber and would love to make these potholders. Could you tell me where you got the lovely fabric and/or towels to make the potholder. I especially love the chartreuse one! best wishes, Jenny

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Jenny, the potholders were made from scraps of former dishtowels. Any department store or kitchen store should have a regular assortment to choose from. Thanks for your question.

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