GO! Scrappy Star Log Cabin Quilt Pattern

The Log Cabin is a classic block with endless design possibilities. Check out the GO! Scrappy Star Log Cabin Quilt Pattern for a fun block layout.

GO! Scrappy Star Log Cabin Quilt

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Follow along to see how easy it is to cut and sew the GO! Log Cabin Block. First, pick out your fabrics. To make blocks for the GO! Scrappy Star Log Cabin Quilt, you’ll need a solid color for one half of the block and fabric that contrasts with your chosen solid for the other half of the block. We are using the royal blue solid for one half and the red, brown, and blue prints for the other half of the block.

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To start, layer up to six layers of fabric across the die board. Notice the fabric below is at an angle? The die blades are positioned across the board at an angle and it is important that your fabric is placed on the die at the same angle to keep your fabric grain oriented correctly! The lengthwise grain needs to travel perpendicular to the roller. Notice the blue fabric peaking out from underneath the red print? That is the selvedge edge of the fabric, lined up with the die label, and the cutter handle. This alignment ensure the lengthwise grain is perpendicular to the roller.

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Place the cutting mat over the die.

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Roll through the cutter.

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Slide the mat off the die to reveal your first set of logs!

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Continue cutting the rest of your fabric. Several of the prints we chose were fat quarters, so we have two pieces – one for the logs on the left hand side of the die and another for the logs on the right hand side of the die.

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We’re cutting three layers of fabric, so where the two piles overlap, there are the maximum six layers of fabric on the center blades of the die.

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Cover the die with the cutting mat.

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Roll through the cutter.

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And here are the rest of your logs!

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The key to success with the GO! Log Cabin Die is to keep your pieces in order. We’ve arranged them in size order so we’ll be able to work down the line during sewing.

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Head over to your sewing machine to get started! Grab one solid blue square and a printed square. Put fabrics right sides together and sew with a quarter inch seam.

GO! Log CabinAs with all log cabin blocks, you are building from the center out. Moving down the lineup of log cabin logs, grab the smallest rectangle of the solid fabric. Sew together.  GO! Log Cabin

Press your seams to the outside, and continue sewing log cabin pieces around the center unit. Keep the printed fabrics on the left and the solid fabric on the right.

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Careful ironing as your piece makes the back of your block look great too!

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And here’s the finished block! There are five rows of logs of each side of the red center.

SONY DSCHead over to Quilter’s Spotlight for even more Log Cabin inspiration, like this gorgeous quilt shared by Julie W.

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16 thoughts on “GO! Scrappy Star Log Cabin Quilt Pattern

  1. am planning on a log cabin quilt with 2 1/2 inch stripes.64 squares down and accross.lost pattern that told me how much material to buy for each row. Queen size dark and light.
    Can you help me.Also need to purchase the 2 1/2 inch cutter fo my go fabric cutter.

  2. I have a question about this die. I have more pieces on my die than on the picture for the die, where you purchase the die. I have a extra row around to make 12 1/2″.It seems the picture for the pattern has 2 less strips.

  3. OK, I am not to smart with this. How do I figure out which material goes next? you had the solid and then 4 different materials. I noticed you used the 4 materials alternately but does that mean you will be getting 4 blocks that look completely different but with the same 4 materials? It would be helpful to show all pieces having been used.

  4. It would be very helpful to those reading this blog if you would simply answer the questions on the blog so we could all learn how to properly use our very expensive go. Thank you, please don’t just refer to a telephone number. Just answer the questions for us.

    • Victoria, we do that whenever possible, however, sometimes the questions require a conversation with customer service as not everything is easy to explain in print and can cause further confusion.

      • Thank you for replying, however some of the questions are really easy for real quilter’s to answer in print for a novice or new quilter. for instance…
        The question below from Anne Tribley just doesn’t seem to be too difficult to explain in print.
        anne Tribley on January 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm said:
        am planning on a log cabin quilt with 2 1/2 inch stripes.64 squares down and across. lost pattern that told me how much material to buy for each row. Queen size dark and light.
        Or This from: Katherine Arehart on February 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm.
        Thank you for your time.
        victoria

  5. I purchased my Log Cabin die quite a while ago, but I, too, have an extra row of strips on my die. It’s been confusing me. I don’t know if it’s because it’s an older die and the newer ones are different, but I’d like to know. This die wasn’t cheap and I want to make a quilt using it. Thank you.

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