Funky Log Cabin Mini Quilt Tutorial
Finished size measures 25” x 25”
1.5 mtrs background/backing fabric
A selection of fat quarters/scraps
27” x 27” piece of batting
Understanding the template - DOWNLOAD HERE
The printed side of your template will be the reverse side of your finished block.
The dotted outside lines are the seam allowances (1/4”).
The solid black lines are the sew lines.
The numbers show the order of sewing.
Seam Allowances are ¼” unless otherwise stated
RST = right sides together
To start print and cut 9 templates out and shorten your stitch length on your sewing machine to 1.8 or shorter, this will make it easier to tear off the paper at the end.
On the reverse side of your template place a tiny dot of temporary glue in the middle of A1 and place your fabric on top (if you have chosen a print fabric this need to be right side facing up) ensure the shape is covered with at least ¼” extra all the way around (a good way to check is to hold your template up to the light)
Turn your template back over and using a ruler along the line between A1 and A2 fold the paper back and trim the fabric down to ¼” using a rotary cutter and cutting mat
Fold the paper back out and place your fabric for A2 RST against the edge of A1, ensuring your piece of fabric will cover the whole of A2 plus ¼” seam allowances and pin into place.
At your sewing machine sew along and slightly pass the line in-between sections A1 and A2 using a back stitch at the beginning and end, sewing over the line slightly will ensure the fabric will be caught in the next seam. Press the fabric open using an iron.
Back at your cutting mat gently fold the paper back on the line A3 and trim a ¼”. Place your fabric for A3 on top as you did in steps 5 and 6. Continue on in this manner in number order until all of your sections are pieced making sure you are adding enough fabric for each shape as you go.
Once your block is complete, trim the template to the outer dotted line to remove the excess fabric.
Gently remove all the paper from the back of all your blocks.
Following the layout below, sew blocks in rows of 3. Cut two pieces of background fabric measuring 2.5” x 22” and sew to the top and bottom of your quilt. Next cut two pieces measuring 2.5” x 26” and sew to the sides of you quilt. Your quilt top is now complete.
Layer your quilt top, batting and backing fabric and baste, quilt and bind using your preferred method.
Made by Joanne Hart at unicornharts for The Craft Cotton Company 2017
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