This years Fall Retreat was SEW much fun!
We enjoyed making one of my favorite designs, Log Cabin.
The beautiful blue option of this quilt has recieved so many nice
compliments and gotten so much love from our quilting friends everywhere!
One of the most common questions I get is "How can I make my quilt bigger?"
Quilt borders are the perfect way to enlarage your quilt while making it your own!
I'm going to show you a few ways to create fun and different borders to make this new
Notice for every option below,
we start with the basic Pioneer Log Cabin design without any borders.
If you enjoyed making your Log Cabin Blocks, why not keep going?
For this option, I have added 2 more rows of Log Cabin blocks around the quilt.
For Log Cabin Border, make 80 Log Cabin Blocks. Quilt Center: 54½" x 54½" (original quilt without border) Quilt Size: 81½" x 81½"
Additional fabric required for border:
-or- Pioneer Log Cabin - Standard Fabric Kit (This option will give you plenty of fabric
to cut your own blocks to accomodate the border around the quilt.)
Set your log cabin in a forest of pines.
For Tree Border, make 52 Tree Blocks. Quilt Center: 54½" x 54½" Quilt Size: 76½" x 76½"
Tree Block Size: 11½" x 5½" unfinished, 13 trees per side
Each border length is 65½"
Extra fabric required for border: Whether you got the Pre-Cut or Standard fabric kit, you will need an additional Pioneer Log Cabin Standard Fabric Kit and Pinehurst Templates. Grab a Pinehurst pattern
for cutting and sewing directions and watch my video HERE.
Or build yourself a village! Mix and match your favorite blocks with this border.
For the House and Tree Borders, make 16 House Blocks and 32 Tree Blocks. Quilt Center: 54½" x 54½" Quilt Size: 76½" x 76½"
Tree Block Size: 11½" x 5½" unfinished, 8 trees per side
House Block Size: 11½" x 6½" unfinished, 4 houses per side
One Sashing Strip 1½" x 11½" per side
A Sawtooth Star design is easily achievable with our Quilter's Dozen kits!
Sawtooth Star Border: 40 Star Blocks Quilt Center: 54½" x 54½" Quilt Size: 69½" x 69½"
Star Block Size: 6½" x 6½" unfinished, 9 stars per side
4 Corner Stars
Star Sashing 2"x 6½"
Extra fabric required for border: Whether you got the Pre-Cut or Standard fabric kit, you will need Qty. 4 Quilter's Dozen kits, to complete this border, or an additional Pioneer Log Cabin Standard Fabric Kit will work too if you would like to cut your own stars.
Watch my YouTube video HERE for help with this technique.
You have so many fun ideas for borders to add to your quilt now.
Why stop there? What about changing the color?
The log cabin block itself is so versitile, so
why not take advantage of that by creating a SCRAPPY version!
Check out our website for this gorgeous, NEW Scrappy kit option.
Now that you have the building blocks,
let your Log Cabins grow!