How to Sew the Log Cabin Quilt Block - A Beginner's Guide

May 24, 2023 3 min read



If you're new to quilting, the Log Cabin quilt block is the perfect place to start. 


💕This traditional block has existed for centuries and is still a favorite among quilters.  

💕Not only is it straightforward to make, but it's also extremely versatile.  

💕You can use different fabrics and colors to create a modern or traditional look. 



In this blog post with a YouTube video tutorial link, I'll show you how to sew the Log Cabin quilt block step-by-step and guide you through the classic patchwork technique.  

No matter your skill level, you can create a stunning quilt with this process.


🎥Watch the YouTube video by clicking here.


Before we start, gathering all the supplies you'll need is essential. 

These include:

  • Gather your Quilting fabric (see Sewing Guide for exact measurements)
  • Quilting ruler - I used the Creative Grids 18 1/2" x 2 1/2" 
  • Rotary cutter - Olfa (many colors to choose from)
  • Cutting mat - (mine is at least 15 years old) 
  • A sewing machine is cleaned and ready to sew
  • 100% Cotton thread - 50 weight 
  • Iron 


Once you have your supplies ready, it's time to start sewing. 


  1. First, you'll want to choose a center square for your Log Cabin quilt block, which will be the focal point of your design. 
  2. From there, you'll add strips of fabric in a spiral fashion around the center, building out the block in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction.
  3. The end result will be a square with different colors or patterns surrounding a central square.

 *Click here for the PDF Log Cabin Pattern

Quilting your Legacy Notes:  

💕Use the rotary method while cutting the fabric to ensure your Log Cabin quilt block is precise. 

💕This involves working with a ruler, rotary cutter, and cutting mat to ensure your fabric strips are uniform in size. 

💕Plus, it will make sewing your quilt block together much more effortless.


The Log Cabin quilt block is a timeless classic that every quilter should have in their repertoire. 

It's simple to make yet incredibly versatile, perfect for traditional and modern quilts. 


Following our step-by-step instructions and using the rotary method, you can create a beautiful Log Cabin quilt block that will impress the most experienced quilters.

Remember, this block has endless possibilities, so don't be afraid to experiment with different fabrics and colors.

Keep quilting together and join the Quilting your Legacy Table Topper Club to improve your skills and join a community of passionate quilters.


One Final Thought: 

💕 When you've finished making your Log Cabin quilt block, you can create a table topper or use it as a part of a larger quilt. 

 💕 The possibilities are endless with the Log Cabin block, which is why it's such a popular choice among quilters. 

💕 You can also mix and match the fabric patterns to create a unique look that is truly yours.


If you enjoyed watching the YouTube video and want to join amazing, kind, and caring quilters, then I (Emily) invite you to join the Quilting your Legacy Table Topper Club to keep quilting together and sew a Table Topper together on the 1st Sunday of every month. *Click here to Subscribe to never miss out*



By joining, you'll get complete details, instructions, and tutorials to improve your quilting skills. 


We invite all quilters to come together to share their passion for this traditional craft and help preserve their legacy for generations to come.


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