Thursday, January 22, 2015

Off Set Log Cabin Tutorial ~ Jelly Roll

Off Set Log Cabin 
12 1/2” x 12 1/2” BLOCK 
(24 Blocks = 1 Jelly Roll)  

1 Jelly Roll (40 - 2 1/2” strips 43”/44”)
3 - 4 Fat Quarters/Scraps (setting square)
1/2 yard - Border
1/2 yard - Binding
4 yards - Backing

A - Qty 24
4 1/2” x 4 1/2”

B - Qty 24 
2 1/2” x 4 1/2”

C - Qty 48
2 1/2” x 6 1/2”

D - Qty 48
2 1/2” x 8 1/2”

E - Qty 48
2 1/2” x 10 1/2”

F - Qty 24
2 1/2” x 12 1/2”

* Each block requires: 1 A, B & F piece and 2 C, D & E pieces

Sew piece B to piece A.  Press seams.  
Add C pieces, D Pieces, E pieces and end with F.  Refer to chart.

Arrange your blocks in a layout you like.  Sew each block together, press seams.  Sew your rows together, press seams.
If you choose to add a border, now is the time!  I cut my pieces 3” wide sewing the top and bottom on first, then the sides.  Pressing the seams towards the border.

This is the layout that I used for my Batik Jelly Roll Finish 

And a few other possibilities!

 This would be a great project for not only jelly rolls, but perfect for using up some scraps!

Tip:  By adding more 2 1/2” strips you could make your blocks even bigger!  Or maybe sashing in between the blocks?!  


  1. Thanks for the nice tutorial, I've plenty of scraps that would work great for this one!

    1. Thank you! I think it would be great with scraps!

  2. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I have a jelly roll sitting here and have been anxious to find a fun and easy pattern to use with it. I think this is the one!! :)

    1. YAY! I hope it makes sense and you get a chance to use your jelly roll!

  3. Hey, this is great! I've been looking at a little pile of fabric on my sewing room floor this week with the idea of making a scrappy half log cabin, sorting & adding to it. And wondering about the different layouts! Thanx! Linda

    1. It would be great for scraps too! Hope you get a chance to try it out!

  4. Great tutorial! I've never made a log cabin quilt before and I'm very tempted :))

    1. Thank you! It's a quick and easy block! Try it!

  5. Looking good! Thank you for sharing!

  6. FYI, when I clicked on Postage Stamp quilt, it brought me here. You might want to check it out.

  7. Just made this pattern for my grandson that’s going to be here soon. I love how fast it went


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