Log Cabin Patchwork

Amish Inspired Log Cabin Patchwork – Straight Furrow

The work that we are doing this term involves making lots of log cabin patchwork blocks.  Sometimes it can be hard to remember which way to press your seams – so here is a helpful picture!

Press all your seams away from the centre and towards the log

Press all your seams away from the centre and towards the log

You either want to press all your seams away from the centre, or press them open.  Don’t press towards the centre as you will end up with some very bulky sections.

It can also be a bit tricky to remember which log to sew first  in each row.  Look at the previous row – which is the shortest log?  That is the side you are going to attach your first log in this round.  Follow this pattern around, finishing with the longest log – the side which has no seams running through it.  This will ensure that you keep going in the right direction.

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The shortest log is on the left of the image – stitch that one first.

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