Log Cabin Tutorials

Learn how to use the super-cute 4-inch paper foundations to make perfect log cabin blocks. All your quilting friends will be awed at how good you are at piecing...little do they know.

How To Make Small Log Cabin Blocks with Paper Piecing

This video explores part of making a log cabin quilt, by detailing how to make small log cabin blocks with paper piecing. In this video, we’ll show you how to make the piecing super accurate. It’s perfect for small blocks, narrow strips, or when using fabrics that are a little unstable. After watching this video you’ll feel comfortable using paper piecing when making your own small log cabin blocks, an important skill to build on for making log cabin quilts. If you’re new to quilting, take it slowly and remember to have fun with it and be patient with yourself.

Selecting Pink & White Fabrics for Scrap Log Cabin Quilts

Here we walk through fabric selection with Felicia for a scrap quilting tutorial. Felicia is putting together a new scrappy quilt project in pink and white, and fabric selection is of utmost importance to the final quilt. Pink and white are colors that just set each other off so nicely, and myriad fabrics can make this seem almost overwhelming at times! Felicia will take you through her process step-by-step in both selecting the fabrics and editing for the creation of a quilt that reflects exactly the mood you’re looking to create. This is a particularly fun part of the quilt making process.

Learn to Make 7-inch Log Cabin Blocks with Paper Piecing

Here, we’ll discover how to make the classic log cabin quilt, using 7-inch log cabin blocks with paper piecing. This tutorial will show you how to use paper piecing templates in order to get highly accurate piecing. Accurate piecing leads to neat quilting, of course! This is a helpful foundational skill to learn in order to make a log cabin quilt. If you’re new to quilting, feel free to take it slowly. Quilting can be so much fun. We hope this inspires you to roam around in your stash and make a classic quilt!

The log cabin template booklets I am using can be found here: https://www.feliciasworld.com/product/log-cabin-quilt-block-paper-foundations/

Whoops! What Happens When Quilting Tutorials Don’t Go As Planned

When the quilting tutorial you’re following ends up with your quilt not coming out as planned, what do you do? Have no fear, for Felicia is here. We will help you determine what to do when your quilt, pattern, or colors just aren’t going the way you thought they would. Here, Felicia details exactly what she does when projects don’t go the way she originally planned, including the process of projects turning into different projects (pillows get involved) and why her thinking on the particular projects changed. (Spoiler alert: You still end up with some beautiful finished projects, after all.)

Paper Pieced Log Cabin Quilts: Setting Up Your Machine

Making stunning paper pieced log cabin quilts doesn’t require a fancy sewing machine, but it is definitely worth setting up your sewing station and your machine so that you get the best results possible. It also helps to make the process relaxing and fun.

Here, Felicia walks you through setting up your sewing station and your machine for paper piecing.

How to Remove Paper From a Paper Pieced Quilt Top

Once you have assembled a paper-pieced log cabin quilt top its time to take the paper off. It is a very simple process. Make it cozy with an audio book or a favorite movie, or maybe by hanging out with other quilters?
I like to just drop the paper as I tear it out and clean up later, but if you are a very tidy person you may want to keep a large trash can at hand to drop the paper into.

How to Sew Together a Log Cabin Quilt Top

For those of you who are really new to quilting, and specifically paper piecing an entire quilt top, I wanted to take you on a tour through the steps that I go through when putting together my log cabin quilts.

I typically don't rip the paper off the paper pieced blocks until after I am done assembling the quilt top. You could take the paper off each block after it is finished. It is really a matter of preference. Personally I like to leave the paper in until the very end.

It is VERY important to keep your stitches tiny as you put together the quilt top, otherwise it will be hard to get the paper off at the end.
Remember, small stitches creates a nice perforation line to tear the paper off along!

To learn more about Log Cabin quilts visit: https://www.feliciasworld.com/log-cabin-quilts/