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Log Cabin With A Twist Paperback – Illustrated, December 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: American Quilter's Society; Ill edition (December 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891458557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891458555
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #455,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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You may not recognise the traditional log cabin pattern when you see it made up, but this book will give you careful instructions on how to create the impressive looks seen in many art quilts. Not for the beginner - but opens up many ideas and options for a little more experienced quilter. -Sewing Book Reviews

About the Author

Born and raised in Bern, Switzerland, Barbara now lives with her husband, Ueli, in Mettmenstetten. Barbara started teaching various quilting techniques in Swiss quilt guilds and shops. Since 1991 she runs her own annual quilting seminar in the little Swiss town of Unterageri and teaches the Log Cabin with a Twist technique to an international audience with great success. She is also a frequent guest teacher at seminars in other European countries and the USA.

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I can't wait to try one of these quilts.
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It was well written with clear and concise instructions.
Jackie W.
What a fantastic array of options this book evokes.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 1998
Format: Paperback
You may not recognise the traditional log cabin pattern when you see it made up, but this book will give you careful instructions on how to create the impressive looks seen in many art quilts. Not for the beginner - but opens up many ideas and options for a little more experienced quilter.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
Being a very new quilter, not knowing better, I purchased this book having seen Ms Kaempfer demonstrate construction of a quilt that is featured in the opening of the TV program AND because it's paper foundation pieced quilts.
The most difficult part of making the quilt was selection the fabric (beacuse of my ignorance in the craft!!!)- which the book VERY CLEARLY explains. Thanks to this book I learned a great deal about color values and once finished I was totally amazed at what I had done. This is a fantastic book and any new quilter will be very proud to make a quilt from it. The colored photos and nothing but inspiring.
It should be one's library of quilting books!!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By creative quilter VINE VOICE on September 23, 2005
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This book has some very challenging techniques and quilts. The opportunity to be exceptionally creative is there if you wish or you can follow a pattern as shown and create a very personal quilt. I have really enjoyed reading through it and look forward to using it to create. It is not for the beginner nor for those who are afraid of color.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Maryellen J. Smith on August 29, 2005
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I purchased this book having seen Bonnie demonstrate the twisted log cabin and just fell in love with it. I have been searching for a log cabin pattern for quite sometime and just happened to tune into Simply Quilting show on tv and saw the different patterns that are displayed in this book. The colored photos and instructions are very easily understood. This is a must have book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Karen Tiede VINE VOICE on November 11, 2006
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Four stars because I don't happen to like many of the examples of actual quilts, and perhaps that's because they reflect a Swiss / German origin and are a trifle too formal for my taste. Elsewise, this is a fabulous book. Found it at the library, tried to take notes, and decided it was worth owning because I'd never be able to harvest all the ideas. As might be expected from the origin, the instructions are thorough and clear. I don't happen to need them; I want ideas, not steps. YMMV.

The larger point: the basic log cabin block presents an almost endless number of ways to play with color both within the block and within the finished work. Adding the twist, and then varying the starting shape, and then mixing the blocks (different starting shapes within the same finished work) essentially squares the # of colorway options available to the textile worker.

This book contains enough examples of finished quilts to give you an idea of what can be done with the shapes. Each finished quilt is accompanied with a line drawing of the pieces so you can work out your own colorways.

I like infinite possibilities. Now to find the time to play with them all...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Oletta Steele on June 12, 2008
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This book does not explain the pattern sequence Or give you any color suggestions to achieve the desired results as shown in the pictures in this book,I considered it a waste of money to have purchased it. I have wasted a lot of Hours and fabric trying to get the results as shown ..The quilt patterns should have a numbered sequence to follow to obtain these results. I have quilted a lot and done a lot of paper piecing ;but this book has me stalled. I am very dissatified with it.. I wonder if you have had any other complaints cocerning this book I would appreciate others in put on this book..Thanks, Oletta
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jackie W. on July 19, 2005
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The book was everything I hoped it would be. It was well written with clear and concise instructions.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jexine on March 24, 2006
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What a fantastic array of options this book evokes. You too will want to get out the fabric and start trialling different ways of producing Log Cabin blocks that enhance the fabrics chosen and excite the eye. The possibilities seem endless and will lead the Log Cabin enthusiast to new levels of decision making and creativity.
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