Patchwork Saturdays: Log Cabin and Strippy Piecing

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Patchwork Saturdays: Log Cabin and Strippy Piecing

25 March, 2023, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


With Karen Odinga.

Get Strippy with Log Cabin Motifs and Blocks

 It’s that in between season of winter being pretty much over but spring hasn’t totally arrived. What to do? Make Log Cabin blocks! A perfect in between type of block to learn and experiment with strippy pieces. We revisit the stich & flip method, paper piecing and discuss machine method of construction so you have your choice of hand or machine to construct a traditional log cabin shape as well as some abstract variations.

For this session you will need to bring along:

  • Your usual sewing kit to include a fabric scissors, needles, pins and an all- purpose, neutral colour sewing thread.
  • 3-4 fat quarters in a desired colourway or if going to your stash, a variety of cotton, cotton/poly blend fabrics to mix and match. Fabric pieces should be at least 2.5 inches wide and 3 inches long. Try to bring along what you already have. There is our class stash pile to top you up for some pieces that may fit in too.
  • Medium weight foundation fabric (calico or similar-just something to sew the strips onto. Approx 12” x 12”. Again, look in your stash.
  • Few sheets of plain copy paper if you wish to practice your piecing over papers.

I will provide patterns and instructions for the session (and biscuits).

Any queries, just let me know by emailing me or through the website at

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    Thank you for registering your interest in one of our classes. Our admin team will be in touch to confirm your attendance. In the meantime, if you have any further questions feel free to contact us by email at or telephone 01376 323280.


    25 March, 2023
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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    Karen Odinga


    Braintree Community Centre
    19-21 Bocking End
    Braintree,CM7 9AEUnited Kingdom
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    Information for Students

    Some parking is available to the rear of the Centre. If you have equipment to bring in, you can access the building directly into the main hall through the doors in the car park. If the doors aren’t open, please inform the office you have arrived and the doors will be opened for you.

    If you think you may have access difficulties please let us know in advance, as we have accessible facilities available. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is through the door on the front of the Centre.

    Free tea & coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your lunch or you can choose to visit one of the many cafes and takeaways in town.

    Please wear suitable clothing, and if you’re bringing any electrical equipment please ensure that it is in good working order with a solid plug and undamaged wiring – check it before you come!


    Class fees should be paid in advance by card (which can be done over the phone- 01376 323280).

    We will also accept cheques, which will be cashed two weeks before the date of the class once we are sure the class will run, and should be made payable to Braintree & Bocking Community Association.

    There may be an additional cost for appropriate materials, which if applicable, should be paid to the tutor on the day of the class – please check the class details.

    Cancellation policy

    Fees are non-refundable from two weeks before the class unless we can sell the space to another student (subject to a minimum of six students booked). Fees may be transferable at our discretion.

    Please understand that the Centre cannot afford to run classes at a loss, since we are a charity. As such, classes may be cancelled if we are unable to achieve a minimum number of students. If this is the case, you will be informed two weeks before the date of the class and your fee will be refunded.