The simple piecework of a log cabin quilt has a timeless charm that beginning and expert quilters alike adore.
If there’s anything you want to have in your quilting skill set, it’s a knowledge of log cabin quilt designs.
The simplest log cabin quilt pattern consists of strips pieced around a center square successively until you have a block the size you want. It’s easy to sew and makes for a ton of quilt options.
This popular quilting block spiked in popularity during the 1880s, and really hasn’t stopped being popular. The only thing that’s truly changed is the availability of fabrics.
With all of the cool fabrics available now, anything is possible. Once you get down this basic quilting technique, you can be strategic with it and come up with all sorts of cool patterns.
It’s also a great opportunity to bust through some of those scraps. Regardless if you use new fabric or things you just have laying around, the resulting quilt is gorgeous.
Watch how Melanie Ham does this in her step by step tutorial below and give this centuries-old quilt a try yourself!