p.s. Begin with a square of low-loft batting, about 15" or larger. Place one piece on top of the squares, right sides together, matching raw edges. I hope you enjoy it and find some useful tidbits for creating better quilt-as-you-go projects! The square on the left is the center of your log cabin block. More information... People also love these ideas Keep adding colored fabrics until you’ve filled up that 6.5″ square. Wind a bunch of bobbins, you’ll go through them fast! I’m half way finished! Click here to see my finished Scrappy Log Cabin QAYG. Or, if you want to be a true ninja, you can add your own content to this sidebar by using the appropriate hooks. Quilting, Quilt as you go tutorials QAYG and patterns including video on making QAYG quilts. To mark, join the lines from one edge of the quilt top to the other. Article by Linda George. At the sewing machine, sew a 1/4" seam along the raw edges of one side of the matched squares. You'll see what I mean as we continue. So, without further ado, here's my recipe for quilt-as-you-go Log Cabins, finished block size is 14". A log cabin quilt, or log cabin quilt block, is one of the most popular traditional quilt patterns and is pieced together using strips of fabric, with a small square at the center of the block. For this look, start quilting at about a 1/2" from the just-created seamline and continue quilting outwards until you get close to the raw edge. Trim the next edge of the block, which should be perpendicular to the first trimmed edge. 783. It's my month to lead the quilt for the Love circle of do. Cut (2) 2.5" x 6.5" logs. After adding your pair of 6.5" logs, you'll need (2) 2.5" x 8.5" logs. (If you need help finding center, fold the batting in half, crease with fingers, unfold, fold in half the other way, crease with fingers and unfold. I did straight lines about 1/2″ apart at a stitch length of 5. I even love the colorful mess of tiny scraps I’m left with. ____________________________________________. What is Quilt-As-You-Go? And I used the first Crayola marker I found, so you don’t need any kind of fancy marking pen, just so you can see it. And, I got to thinking that this is such a great quilt project for new quilters. No need to quilt right to the edge of the log, since a future seamline will cover the edge by a 1/4". Each new log is added on perpendicular to the previous log, in a way that spirals continuously around the center square. qayg, QAYG is really fun and a scrappy quilt is even more fun cause it’s no stress, just grab and sew. Quilt as you go tutorials QAYG and patterns including video on making QAYG quilts. To connect your quilt back to the assembled and already-quilted top, you can machine quilt just along the block seams using a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch (which is a good way to disguise any less-than-straight lines!). Use a horizontal line on your cutting mat to make a perpendicular cut, also measuring so that the cut is at 2 1/4" from the last seam line. Start with the colored fabric – place a square in the center of the 6.5″ square drawn onto the batting and quilt it down to the batting. I love the look of straight lines with quilt-as-you-go log cabins because you can make the lines spiral in the direction of the logs. I choose the straight furrows pattern for this one. Then, open the squares so that right sides are exposed. Then, align the trimmed edge with a vertical line on your cutting mat. I’ve still got to finish the other half of my blocks and then the arranging fun begins! As you quilt, alternate the direction of travel to avoid dragging the log off center with the pull of the quilting. Learn with these fun 26 different quilt as you go tutorials. Prepare your fabrics – cut 1.5″ – 3.5″ strips from low volume and bright, colorful fabrics equally. You will be sewing through the batting, permanently anchoring your squares in place. These are the next two you'll add to the log cabin, continuing in a spiral around center. With quilt-as-you-go you cannot square up your work as you are sewing, since you don't want to cut off the batting foundation. Nothing fancy, nothing different, just a classic log cabin in a simple color palette, because it feels good. reduce stitch length and sew a 1/4″ seam. - Page 3, Quilt as you go potholders | Arrow and the Heart. No need to quilt right to the edge of the log, since a future seamline will cover the edge by a 1/4". 5. Enjoy this classic quilt block! I always chose to quilt straight lines along the length of the log. Add the next log (2.5" x 4.5") in the same way. Even with careful sewing, things can get a little off. Click here to see my finished Scrappy Log Cabin QAYG, I’ve been accumulating scraps for long enough that I have enough to make several quilts…I’m starting my scrap elimination program with a scrappy log cabin quilt and I’m trying the QAYG (quilt as you go) method since this quilt is going to be about 98 x 112 – HUGE!