Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt along – Using Charm Packs and Jelly Rolls


hi everyone I hope you are having a
fantastic day in today’s episode I’m going to share with you this adorable
log cabin quilt the finished measurement of this quilt is 70″ squares it is
made out of 9 log cabin blocks each block is 21″ squares but believe
it or not it’s pretty simple to make because all you need to do is to use one
charm pack and the rest are 16 jelly roll strips or the 2 1/2″
strips this is a great scrap buster project if you have leftover charm packs
and jelly rolls you can gather them all and make this quilt you may also eliminate the
sashing and the border if you wish to make this quilt a lot simpler for you
and the finish measurement without the sashing of or the border will be about
62″ squares all right so we’re gonna go ahead and start our tutorial
very soon I hope you enjoyed this whole video if you have any question don’t
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channel I post weekly fun sewing project so enough of me talking let’s get
started with our quilting project so this is the block that we are going to
make as I mentioned earlier the size of this block is 21″ square and on
the center here is the charm pack or the 5 inch square and everything else is the
jelly roll strips so we’re gonna do four layers of jelly rolls around this charm
square to create the block. Prepare the charm pack and the jelly roll strips you
may gather whatever you have on hand just like what I’m doing here or use a
fresh new roll it’s totally up to you take one of the jelly roll strip I’m
gonna take the shorter one here and then place it on one of the side of your
charm pack and sew with 1/4″ of seam allowance then you
want a finger press this a little bit take a scissor and cut
the excess fabric from the jelly roll now you want to take another strip and
place that right side together and again you want to sew this with quarter inch
of seam allowance then again you want to trim that excess fabric you may also use
the rotary cutter instead of scissor if that’s what you prefer now we’re going
to work on this side so take one strip line that up right side together and
then sew with 1/4″ of seam allowance and again you want to trim
whatever excess fabric you’ve got so basically you’re gonna work your way
around until you’ve got four layers of jelly rolls all right so that’s it our block is
pretty much done so if you’re not sure you may simply count and there should be
four panels of jelly rolls on all four sides of your charm pack now you want to
go ahead and give this a quick press and if necessary you can also square it up
so the way you want to press this is from the center and make your way to the
sides you just want to be careful not to distort your fabric and once you’ve done
that you want to go ahead and make eight more blocks just like this for the
sashing and the border you will need about a yard of fabric you can use
either solid or something that is more subtle than your blocks or anything that
you think can pull the whole blocks together just have fun and experiment
with your fabric choice so you need to cut in total fourteen 2 1/2″ strips
strips so you want to cut it from one selvage end to another and from there
you want to cut six 21″ x 2 1/2″ strips for sashing 1, two 66″ x 2 1/2″ strips for sashing two, two 70″ x 2 1/2″
strips for border 1 and two 66″ x 2 1/2″ for border 2.
I will include all the detailed measurement on the description box down
below as well for your reference right now I’m working on extracting sashing
1, the 21″ strips so I have stacked up three strips together and then now
I’m going to cut right on the center fold that will give me the 22″ strip
and then I’m going to trim off from the selvage end one inch and that will give
me the exact 21″ strips then I want to do the same with the
other halves to extract the long strips obviously we’re gonna need to join two
strips together now start off by trimming of the selvage ends of all the
strips once you’ve done that you wanna cross the strips right side together
leaving about 3/8″ tail on both ends then we’re gonna draw a
45-degree angle line from the upper corner here so just draw that with your
fabric marker secure that in place with a pin and then you’re gonna go ahead and
sew right on the line then you want to trim off that extra
fabric and that’s it now you have joined your strips go ahead and press the seams
open lay all of your nine blocks with the sashing and the borders just like
shown here we’re going to start off by sewing the first block with the sashing 1
you’re going to sew this with 1/4″ of seam allowance as well
and press that towards the sashing then we’re going to continue on with the next
one now that we’ve sewn the first row
together we’re gonna work the same way for the second row now that all the rows have been sewn
together we’re going to work on the sashing 2 when sewing the rows together
you may want to pin the intersection where the sashing 1 and sashing 2 meet
this is to make sure that your fabric wouldn’t shift around when you sew this
causing you to have uneven line on the intersection next we’re going to sew the
borders together so we will start from the side borders first then the top
border and the last will be the bottom border all right so now that our quilt
top is done we are going to go ahead and baste this with the quilt batting and
quilt backing so here I’ve got my quilt already sandwich with the quilt backing
and quilt batting as well so the way I’m gonna baste this, I’m going to use
combination of pin and spray basting for this quilt so I’m going to baste with
pins at the middle section here where the second row only and then for the
first row and the third row I’m just gonna use the spray basting so starting
off by pinning in the middle section right on the center first once I’ve got
my middle section basted with pins I’m going to move on and baste the rest of
the quilt with spray basting so I will show you how I baste the bottom part
here starting off from the backing fabric I spray baste it a little bit and
I’m gonna put the backing back and smooth everything out and I’m going to
go on this side and do the same and once everything it’s smooth here I’m
going to spray baste the batting and lay my quilt top back and smooth everything all
right now that you’ve got your quilt basted it’s time to go ahead and quilt
this I’m going to quilt this piece with my walking food starting off from the
center and then make my way around I actually do the divide-and-conquer
method so what I did I quilted one block at the time so it doesn’t feel very
overwhelming and it’s also easier since my sewing machine is very conventional
so obviously you can quilt this in any kind of quilting style that you prefer
you can do free motion hand quilting or combination of everything so it just
have fun an experiment so this is how my quilt turn out I think it’s looking
pretty lovely and if you see I kind of like mix all kind of stitching
I have wavy lines straight lines I also use some decorative stitches for the
binding of this quilt I actually made a separate tutorial I used the decorative
stitches for binding this quilt and it was so much fun and a lot simpler and
the result is just as lovely so if you want to have a look on that I will link
that down below in the description box and that’s all I have for you today guys
thumbs up if you liked this tutorial and I shall see you next time with another
fun sewing project goodbye