American Log Cabin – Plastic Canvas
Fashioned in red, white, and blue, our patriotic log cabin is a rustic reminder of America’s humble beginnings. We used a new technique, stitching with fabric strips instead of yam, to create this unique piece.
Size: 6-3/4″w x 7-1/2″h x 5-3/8″d
Supplies: Two 10%” x 13%” sheets of 7 mesh plastic canvas, 44/45″w cotton fabric (refer to color key), and #16 tapestry needle
Stitches Used: Backstitch, Gobelin Stitch,and Overcast Stitch
Instructions: Wash and press all fabrics. Cut off selvages.
Tear fabric into 1-1/4 “w x 44” I strips. Follow charts and
use required stitches to work Log Cabin pieces, using fabric strips. For Chimney,use brown to join Long Sides along long un-worked edges. Use brown and match ‘to join Short Side to Long Sides. For Chimney Bottom, cut a piece of plastic canvas 10 x 10 threads. (Note: Chimney Bottom is not worked.) Use brown to join Chimney Bottom to Long Sides. Use brown to join Chimney Bottom and Long Sides to Side B along unworked threads of Long Sides. Use muslin to join Front, Back, and Sides along short unworked edges. For Bottom, cut a piece of plastic canvas 36 x 36 threads. (Note: Bottom is not worked.) Use muslin to join Bottom to Front, Back, and Sides. Use muslin to join Roof pieces along one long edge. Use muslin to join Roof to Front, Back, Sides, and Chimney Short Side along unworked edges of Roof.
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