2912: A Formal Affair

Episode 2912 Description and Preview

Who knew the home-y log cabin block could have such a dramatic side? Toby Lischko’s variation on the log cabin design plays with color, value and placement, resulting in an elegant, riveting quilt. The simple construction gives Toby and host Sara Gallegos ample opportunity to teach the basic, good quilting practices that quilters are all too likely to rush past. Let this sophisticated-looking quilt bring you back to your roots.

Featured Quilt: A Formal Affair

A Formal Affair QuiltA Formal Affair, a bed-sized quilt made up in fashionable black and beige prints, is a real beauty. This black and white quilt pattern might only feature two colors with touches of beige here and there but it is still filled with powerful interest. While this quilt has a tribal feeling to the aesthetic, it also fits perfectly into any home with the beautiful and traditional log cabin quilt units shown throughout this top. So elegant, but it’s a deceptively simple design, relying on a single Log Cabin block. Try a large floral print or paisley pattern for the wide border. If black and white aren’t your cup of tea, consider mixing the look up entirely to make a quilt top that’s all your own!

A Formal Affair was designed by Toby Lischko and was featured in the Love of Quilting January/February 2017 issue

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11 thoughts on “2912: A Formal Affair

  1. On episode 2912, A Formal Affair, Ms Lischko uses something on her sewing machine to help keep a true 1/4 inch seam. I could not understand what she called it no matter how often I replay the episode. It is a gray, silly-putty like substance, but firm.

    I’ve looked at my local craft store for something that looks like it, but without success.

    What is it called, please?

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Joan — Great question! It’s called Molefoam Padding, made by Dr. Scholls. It’s actually used for extra cushioning in shoes, but since it has a sticky backing, Toby adheres it to her sewing machine bed as a bumper for getting a ¼” accurate seam. Hope this helps!

    1. Hello! It’s called Molefoam Padding, made by Dr. Scholls. It’s actually used for extra cushioning in shoes, but since it has a sticky backing, Toby adheres it to her sewing machine bed as a bumper for getting a ¼” accurate seam. 🙂

      1. I’m wanting to know what was the tool she used to put her needle into and get an accurate 1/4 inch measurement before she used the Molefoam padding?

  2. I also want to know where one can purchase the little ruler tool she used with the hole in it for the needle that measures the exact 1/4″ seam. I think that is what QuiltingBe123 was asking as well.

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