This is the question from Janice:

like you I just love the look of the log cabin and am about tho venture down this road.  Can you tell me – is the strips cut on the bias or just straight across?


Here is our answer:

ALWAYS  assume that strips are cut ACROSS your fabric unless you are told otherwise – when you cut down the grain is very unforgiving and when you cut on the bias your quilt will  wave!!!


If you don’t know about the grain of fabric check out several of the videos here on the site: including one from Dawn Cameron – Dick Why Quarter Square Triangles Matter from Dawn Cameron-Dick

and how to check the grain with Jennie: Do you know your warp from your weft?