Tuesday, May 31, 2022

20+ Log Cabin Quilt Patterns

Log cabin quilts are timeless. Find over 20 log cabin quilt patterns to make your own. I've created a section of free log cabin quilt patterns as well as patterns you can purchase.

Classic log cabin blocks date back to the civil war and are still used widely today. It is said that a black center indicated a safehouse on the underground railroad.

Log cabin blocks are a great way to use up those jelly roll strips you have laying around. (Are you like me and just have to buy them, but don't really have a plan yet to use them?) Strips of fabric are sewn around a square center block. 

Make your own log cabin quilt using one of these patterns.


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I have had a lot of fun the last few months creating lists of quilting patterns. If you want to make a quilt using layer cakescharm packs or jelly rolls, I've got you covered.   Make sure to check out the list at the end of the post for even more quilt pattern ideas.


Some patterns assume that you know how to construct a basic log cabin quilt block. If you don't know how to do that, here are a few good tutorials to learn the basic technique.  You'll notice that a traditional log cabin block uses dark fabrics on one half of the block and lighter fabrics on the other half. When made this way, you can create lots of different patterns just by arranging the blocks in different ways.

Below are free patterns using the traditional block.

log cabin table topper
Sew Merry Log Cabin Table Topper by Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Make your first log cabin quilt by staring off small with this darling table runner. Made with four basic log cabin blocks, it's the perfect project for those who are learning to construct the block. Try this free quilt pattern today.

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Log Cabin Quilt by Sew Can She

Make mini 4 inch log cabin blocks with this tutorial. This tutorial has LOTS of pictures so it's easy to follow along.  

rectangle log cabin quilt
Rectangle Log Cabin Quilt by Bonjour Quilts

This variation of the log cabin begins with a rectangle piece instead of a square. The result is an elongated log cabin block. Arrange the blocks so that the yellow corners all meet to create this gorgeous quilt.

black and white log cabin quilt
Black and White Log Cabin Quilt by Scrapdash 

Make a black and white log cabin quilt with this tutorial. Kris also shares some history about the block as well as different variations and layout ideas. She offers a printable pattern for a small fee.  

She also provides a free Circle of Life Curved Quilt Pattern to those who subscribe to her newsletter.


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If you want a really amazing log cabin quilt, consider purchasing a pattern. I am just amazed at all the creative quilt layouts using this block.

Below are several patterns to buy.  

Star Cabins Quilt
Star Cabins Quilt Pattern by Center Street Quilts

I love, love, love this! The center square of the log cabin is a star creating a unique and stunning variation. This digital downloadable pattern comes with three size options. Use precut jelly roll fabric to save time with less cutting.

carpenter star log cabin quilt
Carpenter's Star Log Cabin Quilt by Quilt Patterns

A carpenter's star quilt made with log cabin blocks instead of half square triangles. Genius! This pattern is for a king sized quilt. PLUS Judit has created an animated tutorial on how to make the log cabin block. 

loving heart log cabin quilt
Loving Hearts Log Cabin Quilt Pattern by My Quilt Room

This log cabin design creates a darling heart. It would make a cute little girls bedspread.  This quilt pattern comes with three size options. 

spin log cabin quilt
Spin Quilt Pattern by Cynthia B Designs

I love the movement of this quilt. It's crazy to think that it's made completely of traditional log cabin quilt blocks. Get the instant download today.

christmas logs quilt
Christmas Logs Table Topper by Free Motion by the River

Need a quick and easy quilting project for the holidays? Try this table topper or wall hanging. Measuring 24" X 24" and with just four log cabin quilt blocks, you can finish this up quickly.

log cabin doll quilt
Log Cabin Doll Quilt by Helen Philipps Designs

  Make a darling doll quilt for a special little girl. This quilt is a great stash buster! 

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Log Cabin Quilt by Maple Cottage Designs

The placement of the log cabin blocks in this quilt creates a secondary diamond design. This quilt is created with the beginner quilter in mind. It comes with 4 size options. 

log cabin quilt with star sashing
Log Cabin Quilt with Star Sashing by Quilt Patterns

The sashing really makes this quilt! I'm absolutely loving the star cornerstones. Get the pdf pattern for this lovely quilt.

grace's friendship log cabin quilt
Grace's Friendship Log Cabin Quilt by My Quilt Room

Add interest to log cabin quilts by adding friendship stars to the center of the block. This stunning quilt comes in two sizes.



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