Saturday, November 15, 2014

RSC Offset Log Cabin Blocks Tutorial

I've had a few people ask me about these blocks over the past several months that I have been posting them for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, so I decided to include a brief tutorial.
The name of the block is Offset Log Cabin and it is constructed somewhat the same way a log cabin block would go together, except is it made from 4 units.
 What makes it look different from a traditional log cabin block is the varying widths of the 'logs'.  The finished block is 12".  So here we go.....
(Sorry the photos look so "pink"... I thought I had fixed this.)
First, of course, you need to cut your log pieces. You will make 4 of these units to make one block.  But for this tutorial we will work on just one unit.
Here is the layout of how the pieces will go together.
We start with sewing a 1 1/2" piece to the 2 1/2" center square.  1/4" seam allowance, of course.  Press seam allowance toward the white fabric.
Add the next piece (1 1/2" x 3 1/2") along the top.
Then along the side (2 1/2" x 3 1/2").  Just like building a log cabin block.
Then along the bottom (2 1/2" x 5 1/2").
And next on the right side (1 1/2" x 5 1/2").
Finally add the strip ( 1 1/2"x  6 1/2") along the top.
Your unit is now complete.  It should measure 6 1/2" square. Repeat to make three more!
Once you have your 4 units done, sew them together into your finished block.

 These blocks are quick, easy and fun to make.

Happy Stitching!



  1. Thanks, Debra! As I told you, I have made about 6 sections based on what information you gave m previously, but it will be great to have this tutorial to keep with my blocks for when I am ready to make more. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. Happy Thanksgiving! Eileen

  2. Thanks for sharing these how to photos!

  3. Thanks for sharing. The block looks great.

  4. Thanks for the tutorial; I shall be trying them soon.

  5. The tutorial looks good and straight forward, but I'm a bit leery of trying anything that hasn't been thoroughly inspected.

  6. Looks a great block. A good way to use up those strips. Thanks for sharing the tutorial

  7. Thanks for the tutorial. I love your blocks.

  8. oh what fun!! I want to drop everything and go make some of the fat little balls!! Thanks for the directions. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  9. Love how your LC block ends up looking Debra! Hahahah - LeeAnna's comment cracks me up.


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