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Looking for an easy Christmas quilt project? This Christmas Log Cabin Quilt Tutorial is a great one!
Christmas Log Cabin Quilt Tutorial
As many of you know, I am an ambassador for Island Batik which means I get to
play work with their beautiful batiks each month for a new challenge.
This month we were to create some kind of log cabin quilt project and I have a tutorial to share.
I don’t know about you, but the log cabin block is one of my favorites and also one of the first quilts I ever made!
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Do you like to use table toppers or center pieces on your table? We always do and it is fun to change them for the holidays. This Christmas Log Cabin quilt works perfectly on our table for Christmas.
It is fun to add a little something to the areas that have the cream background logs. I decided to add some mistletoe leaves and berries.
It is getting cold here in Iowa, we had our first snow a week ago.
Thankfully it didn’t last long although there is talk about more snow coming our way. I hope it holds off as we hope to haul another load of stuff to my daughter’s new home and that won’t happen if it is snowing!
For the Christmas Log Cabin quilt I used Heat n Bond to adhere the applique shapes to my quilt top and then I caught the edges of them with my free motion stipple quilting. This makes for a super fast and easy quilt project!
Log Cabin quilted baskets
I also made a couple batik log cabin Christmas fabric baskets using this basket tutorial.
Christmas Logs Tutorial
24″ x 24″
Fabrics – Alpine Jingles 2½” strips, 3/8 yard white, 1 yard backing, batting, Heat’n Bond Lite.
Note: You could also used ¼ yd or fat quarters of 2 greens and 3 reds instead of the Alpine Jingles 2½” strip set.
Cut your fabric the following sizes, sew the pieces together with a ¼” seam allowance and press as you go.
- White fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 2½” squares
- White fabric – cut 4 – 2½ x 4½” pieces
- White fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 6½” pieces
- White fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 8½” pieces
- White fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 10½” pieces
- White fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 12½” pieces
- First red fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 2½” squares
- Second red fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 6½” pieces
- Third red fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 10½” pieces
- First green fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 4½” pieces
- Second green fabric – cut 4 – 2½” x 8½” fabric
Use the following diagrams to piece all four blocks.
- Start with the 2½” x 2½” white square and sew the first red 2½” x 2½” square to it.
- Add the 2½” x 4½” white rectangle next.
- Add the first green fabric – 2½” x 4½” rectangle.
- Add the second red fabric – 2½” x 6½” rectangle.
- Add the 2½” x 6½” white rectangle next.
- Add the white 2½” x 8½” white rectangle.
- Add the second green fabric – 2½” x 8½” rectangle.
- Add the second red fabric – 2½” x 10½” rectangle next.
- Add the white fabric – 2½” x 10½” rectangle.
- Add the final white fabric – 2½” x 12½” rectangle.
- Sew the four blocks together.
- Cut out the applique pieces and place on corners.
- Applique and quilt as desired.
- Choose two of the 2½” strips and use them for the binding.
As usual, I sewed my binding on using my easy machine binding tutorial.
Download the Christmas Logs applique templates.
Download a PDF of this tutorial that includes the free applique templates!
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