What can you make with a mini log cabin block?

by Nicole

I love seeing what other people do to make a pattern their own. So you can imagine my joy to see folks using my mini quilt block and pincushion tutorials!

Related:  How to Make a Mini Log Cabin Quilt Block

Debbie from A Quilter’s Table use my mini log cabin block pattern to make this mug rug. Look at those awesome colors!


Check out the mug rug that Hilary from Young Texan Mama made. Another beauty  – this time with yellow and blues!


Pincushions are also popping up on Instagram. When I saw this one made by Rebecca of RubyThread, I think I squealed with delight. The cat is so stinking cute! I might have to make another pincushion just so I can have one with a cat in the middle just like Rebecca’s!


And wasn’t it a great idea that Rebecca had to add text fabric to one of the skinny logs? What a great way to stitch in some inspiration into the pincushion!

Related: How to make a quick and easy cubed pincushion

As you can see, I enjoy seeing what others make with my tutorials and patterns so please make my day and tag me on social media (@mamalovequilts) if you make something from one of my tutorials or patterns.

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Rosemary Bolton October 4, 2016 - 9:07 pm

I like this Nicole. It is really cute
I have many scrap strips and I could make a complete house cozy with all of my fabric.
I love kitty fabric too.

Nicole October 5, 2016 - 11:03 pm

Isn’t it adorable, Rosemary?!? I have the same scrap issue too – so much fabric, so little time!

Debbie October 5, 2016 - 12:25 am

Super sweet! Thanks so much for including my mug rug! I enjoy using it at work alot! 😉

Nicole October 5, 2016 - 11:05 pm

I love the mug rug you made, Debbie! I imagine it’s fun to have your handiwork close by at the office.
Thanks for giving me another idea for what to do with my pattern!

Margaret (margiestitcher) October 5, 2016 - 1:05 am

2 very colourful mug rugs really admire those who can work with such small pieces far too fiddly for my clumsy hands

Nicole October 5, 2016 - 11:06 pm

Aren’t they beautiful, Margaret?!? Thank goodness for paper piecing. It makes it much easier to work with tiny pieces!

Sabra October 5, 2016 - 7:59 pm

Dang cute! These look addicting. Have a lot of skinny Allison Glass indigos left after my last project – think I’ll use them for this. THANKS!!!

Nicole October 5, 2016 - 11:07 pm

Go for it, Sabra! I’m guessing that the AG fabrics will look fantastic!

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