Log Cabin Quilt Pattern

April 20, 2018 2018-04-20 2:10


 Log Cabin Quilt

Quilt Size 54 inches by 64 inches



Center Square- ½ yd.

Light – ½ yd.                                                   Light Dark- ½ yd.

Medium Light- ½   yd.                                     Medium Dark- ½ yd.

Dark Light- ¾   yd.                                          Dark- ¾ yd.


Border                                                  1 yd.

Batting                                                  4 yds.

Backing                                                 4 yds.

Binding                                                  1 yd


Cutting Instructions

 The assorted fabric should be cut WOF into 2- inch strips. Then sub cut into the following:

  • Red center or a small print. (1) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square. (or square of another color red is traditional and thought to represent the ‘heart of the cabin.’)
  • Light fabric for patches 2 & 3. (1) 2″ x 3 1/2″ square and (1) 2″ x 5″ strip.
  • Dark fabric for patches 4 & 5. (1) 2″ x 5″ strip and (1) 2″ x 6 1/2″ strip.
  • Light fabric for patches 6 & 7.1) 2″ x 61/2″ strip and (1) 2″ x 8 ” strip.
  • Dark fabric for patches 8 & 9. (1) 2″ x 8″ strip and (1) 2″ x 9 1/2″ strip.
  • Light fabric for patches 10 & 11. (1) 2″ x 9 1/2″ strip and (1) 2″ x 11″ strip.
  • Dark fabric for patches 12 & 13. (1) 2″ x 11″ strip and (1) 2″ x 12 1/2″ strip.


Sewing together you Quilt Block

  1.    Sew a (1) 31/2″ square to a (2) 2″ x 3 1/2″ light strip. Press seam allowances toward the square. Then sew a (3) 2” x 5 ” light strip to the left edge of the block. Press seam allowances toward the square.
  2. Sew piece (4) 2”x 5″ dark strip, to the top edge of the block., then (5) 2”x 6 ½” dark strip. You are adding patches in a clockwise manner. You must be consistent in following the pattern of sewing.

      3 .With (6) 2″ x 6-1/2″ and (7) 2″ x 8″ light strip sew the shorter strip to the block’s right edge first. Add the longer strip to the bottom and press.

  1.  Add dark pieces to the quilt block in the same manner, beginning with the shorter (8)2″ x 8″ strip on the left and finishing with (9) 2″ x 9 1/2″ strip on the top
  2.   Piece strip (10) 2″ x 9 1/2″ light strip on the right side of the quilt block, sew the (11) 2″ x 11″ light strip sewn to the bottom.

      6. Sew the remaining two pieces to the quilt block, beginning with (12) 2″x 11″ dark strip on the left side and then finish with (13) 2″ x 12 1/2″ dark strip on top.

         7.Press the quilt block.

Your first block should measure 6 ½” x 6 ½”, the second block should measure 9 ½” X 9 ½”, and your last block should measure 12 ½” x 12 ½”.  You will be making 20 blocks for this quilt.

  1.  Now we can sew our blocks together.  Four blocks across and five blocks down.


Adding the Border

Measure the width of the quilt.  Cut your strips 3 ½” wide and the width.  Sew (RST) one on the left side and then to then right.  Next cut 3 ½” wide strips and the length of your border.  Sew the border with RST and the border strip on the top.  Press open.

Quilt Backing

 Piece the backing fabric to measure your quilt top.

Making the Quilt Sandwich

Measure the quilt top. Cut the backing fabric and batting so it will extend 2 inches past the quilt top.  Lay the backing fabric on a flat surface with the wrong side up.  Next place batting on the top of the backing, next place your quilt top on top of the batting with the right side up.

Smooth and remove any wrinkles and even up the sides, making sure that the backing and batting extend evenly on all sides. Pin thru all layers.  Let’s begin machine quilting.


When you sew within a seam, it is invisible from the top of the quilt and is visible on the back of the quilt. When machine quilting the use a 14-weight needle, the longest stitch size and thread made for machine quilting, and a walking foot makes it easier.  Take your time, relax, and enjoy!


Helpful Hints

 When block sizes differ, ease them together by putting the larger block on the bottom and then sew together.

Sew consistent seam allowances and straight lines.

Press your fabric to the dark side and press often.

Measure twice and cut once.

When sewing on the border,place the border and fabric RST and place the border fabric on top when sewing.










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