Even though the log cabin quilt block is a traditional quilting technique, it is anything but boring! Just by sewing different colors and prints together, they can create the most interesting blocks.
This simple block stretches beyond the traditional quilting circles. It can be stitched together to create zipper bags, tote bags, seat cushions and so much more. Plus, if you are looking for something completely different, consider adding a few extra rows along opposite sides of the block. This will create an entirely different pattern.
Here are a few inspirational ideas for your next set of log cabin blocks.
The log cabin block can be made several different ways and starting one is much easier than you think. Starting from the center unit and working outward, it is best to maintain your seam allowance and straight lines. We love the video tutorial by Made by Marzipan for a quick how-to.
The video shows you how to piece all of the units together step by step in a patchwork style. But for anyone looking for written instructions we recommend this one by Pretty by Hand.
Each block is like creating a work of art and is truly a masterpiece once it’s finished. Since the steps are repetitive the block is easy to get the hang of and perfect for beginners.
Another way to make this traditional block is with foundation piecing. Foundation piecing uses a printed template as a sewing guide. This makes it extremely easy to follow and perfect for sewing small. The Sewing Loft has a great printable version and the best part is it’s free!
No matter how you stitch your log cabin quilt blocks we know they will look amazing! To help get your creative juices flowing we suggest you check out this amazing collection on Instagram. With one scroll through the feed and you will find everything from modern to traditional. So much eye candy!!
So go ahead, grab your scraps and get ready to start stitching more of your fabric scraps.