29 Charming And Eyecatching Log Cabin Quilt Patterns

Log Cabin Quilt Patterns

As quilters, we are constantly searching for the next quilt pattern we want to attempt, whether we’re beginners or seasoned professionals. 

One of the best quilt patterns for any skill level is the log cabin pattern. 

We’re going to take a closer look at log cabin quilts and see why they are an excellent choice for any quilter, no matter their skill level.

I’ll also show you 29 striking examples of the log cabin quilt pattern and answer some common questions surrounding the pattern. 

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17 Free Scrap Quilt Patterns For Your Next Project

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Every quilter knows that leftover pieces of fabric are inevitable.

While some people throw these scraps away, others are quite conscientious and look to make something from their scraps.

However, scrap quilting is not a new concept.

Looking back to the Victorian age, we find that the production of crazy quilts by upper-class women was a way for them to show off their wealth and knowledge of stitching.

The fabrics used were often brocades, silks, and chintz.

These scrap quilts were not made for utility but more for bragging rights as they were often draped across the chair in the front parlor for visitors to see.

Scrap quilting with cotton fabrics became popular during World War II when to waste something was unAmerican.

Out of necessity quilters recycled feed sackcloth and clothing to produce a scrap quilt.

These quilts were then donated to the American Red Cross or soldiers' homes.

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9 Best Sewing Machines For Quilting [Updated 2024]

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When it comes to quilting sewing machines, you’ll find a different style for each sewing need.

From simple mending to making dresses, from embroidery to quilting – there’s a quilting machine for it!

When it comes to sewing machines for quilting, how do you decide which one is right for you?

First, decide what your quilting plans and projects will be. Are you only going to be piecing quilts, or do you want to do the top quilting as well?

If you’ll be doing free motion stitching, you’ll want something with a larger table area (also called the throat).

Then, decide what you are willing to spend. If you feel you need a top-of-the-line, computerized machine that does everything but the dishes, you can expect to spend thousands of dollars. (The Janome Horizon Quilt Maker Memory Craft 12000 can set you back over $5,000.)

Once you have a good idea of what you need and what you can spend, it’s time to talk to other quilters.

What sewing machine do they use? What machine would they like to have for quilting?

Serious quilters are going to invest in a heavy-duty machine, such as the Bernina 770 QE (around $6K), the Baby Lock Destiny II (around $8K), and the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8200QCP (around $2K).

All three of these come with high recommendations from professional quilters.

Serious hobbyists also had recommendations for sewing machines for beginners; after researching them all, we put together our list of favorites.

But first, let's review the types of machines you might consider as you develop your sewing and quilting skills.

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19+ Stunningly Beautiful Modern Quilt Patterns

Modern quilt designs are inspiring more quilters to work with new ideas.

The contemporary approach to designing quilts has changed the rules that define traditional patterns.

In their place, modern quilt ideas offer a bold and sometimes playful alternative.

Asymmetry, minimalism, high-contrast features, unusual block arrangements, and negative space can now all come into play when you want to make a quilt with a fresh and modern look.

To introduce you to the possibilities, we've hunted down some simple modern quilt patterns.

We love their innovative designs that unlock new levels of creativity.

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15 Extraordinary Quilt-As-You-Go Quilt Patterns

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Are you looking for a new quilting technique to try out? 

Something simple to learn but still a lot of fun to do? 

We recommend quilt-as-you-go quilting!

We’ll answer all your questions about what “quilt-as-you-go” is and how to do it for your next quilting project. 

Then let’s look at 15 gorgeous examples of easy quilt-as-you-go patterns you can recreate. 

Don’t worry, beginner quilters; this is a fabulous beginner-friendly technique too. 

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How To Wash A Handmade Quilt

How to Wash A Quilt

Are you looking for info on the best way to wash your handmade quilt? You’ve come to the right place!

You (or someone who loves you) spent many long hours creating a beautiful quilt as a keepsake or to keep you warm.

Because of this, you want to take good care of it so it won't get damaged or torn over the years.

There are definitely some things you want to avoid when washing your quilt and some specific care instructions you should follow for basic quilt care.

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