Preparing for The Manx Log Cabin Workshop


Thank you again for registering for our first-ever workshop, taking place via Zoom next Thursday, June 24, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT. (We will send a separate email next Tuesday, June 22, with the Zoom meeting link.)

Your friendly host, Jenni Smith, has recorded a warm and thorough welcome video (above) that explains what you can expect from the upcoming workshop. We recommend watching this prior to June 24. 

As a reminder, here are the objectives and kit list for the Manx Log Cabin Workshop.

Objectives: How to create your Manx foundation block, measure and prepare your fabrics in the traditional Manx way, layer and stitch a Manx Log Cabin, join Manx Log Cabin blocks, and finish a Manx Log Cabin coverlet.

Preparation / Kit List: Come prepared with your favorite fabrics! Log Cabins are brilliant scrap busters, so we recommend using a collection of cotton prints to play with. Fabrics that move from light to dark create a great contrast, but that is not essential.

The following will make four blocks (approximately eight inches square each):

  • (1) Fat quarter for backing fabric.
  • (8) Fat eighths for strips — light and dark (if desired).
  • 6” square for middle — red is traditional, but you can use whichever color you prefer.
  • Thread — 50wt is perfect. It’s good to have a color to match to your backing fabric if you want the stitches to disappear.
  • Needle.
  • Small scissors.
  • Light colored pencil / chalk pencil if using a dark fabric for the backing.
  • Note: No wadding or batting is used for this project.

Again, the Zoom meeting link will be sent to participants next Tuesday, June 22, two days prior to the actual workshop. We will also send additional reminders the day before and day of the event. 

We are looking forward to creating the Manx Log Cabin together! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and interest in the first of many workshops to come.

If you have any questions prior to the event, please feel free to respond to this email. We are happy to help!

The Quiltfolk Team