Image credit: Missouri Star Quilt Company via YouTube
For first-time quilters or even those who have been quilting long enough, this tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company on YouTube is definitely a must-try! Log cabin quilts appear scrappy most of the time, but this technique is different as it will make your log cabin quilt appear neat and more orderly. Read down the instructions, then watch the video tutorial, and see for yourself.
Pick one dark and one light-colored strip, then line up one of their edges together nicely, and sew them with a ¼-inch seam allowance. Measure the width of your fabric strip, then apply this measurement to the length starting from the stitches, and cut. This will be the center of your quilted block. Open up the piece, then measure its total length and cut several pieces of the same fabric you used the same size as the length of the centerpiece. Next, sew a light-colored block on the side of the light fabric as well, then a dark block on the dark side.
Keep building the block until it has about 4 rows on each side and it has a clean stair step effect. Repeat this process with the rest of the fabric strip until you have several quilted blocks. Arrange the full blocks either with the dark sides together at the center or flip them around so that the light-colored sides are at the center. You can experiment and choose the pattern that you want and sew them accordingly.
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