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Sewing a log cabin quilt block is a classic quilting technique that involves adding strips of fabric around a central square to create a block. Here are the steps to sew a log cabin quilt block:
- Fabric strips in various colors and prints
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Quilting ruler
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing board
Choose a fabric for the center square of your block. Cut it to the desired size using your rotary cutter, cutting mat, and quilting ruler. For example, if you want a 12-inch block, cut a 4-inch square.
Choose a strip of fabric for the first round. This strip should be longer than the side of the center square it will be attached to. For example, if your center square is 4 inches, the first strip could be 2 inches wide and 6 inches long.
Place the strip right side up on the center square, aligning the raw edges of the strip with one side of the square. Pin in place.
Sew the strip to the square using a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Press the strip away from the center square with your iron.
Repeat steps 2-5 with a new strip of fabric for each round, working your way around the center square in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. Trim each strip to the correct length before attaching it.
After adding several rounds of strips, your block will start to take shape. Continue until the block is the desired size.
When you have completed the block, press it well with your iron to set the seams and create a smooth surface.
Repeat the process for as many blocks as you need to complete your quilt. You can arrange the blocks in different ways to create different patterns, such as a checkerboard or diamond design. Once all of your blocks are sewn, you can join them together to create a beautiful log cabin quilt.