Free log cabin foundation paper piecing templates

Hooray for the unsung hero of quilting: the Log Cabin quilt block. Get neat results every time from your log cabin quilt blocks with our free foundation paper piecing patterns by Lynne Goldsworthy.

How to sew a log cabin quilt

We’ve created this handy pair of foundation paper piecing patterns to help you sew up this beautiful Cabin in the Sky quilt by Lynne Goldsworthy. This quilt pattern was the star project of our supplement with issue 24 of Today’s Quilter. If you’re sewing along at home, download the free quilt patterns below.


If you love the sound of paper piecing, but you’re not quite ready to tackle a quilt as complex as this one, why not download our free hexagon templates and try beginner-friendly English Paper Piecing to warm up?

Why foundation piece your Log Cabins quilt?

These templates are especially handy if you find piecing on such a small scale fiddly.  Lynne says, “foundation piecing your blocks may take slightly longer but will give a really neat finish to these small blocks.”

Her Cabin in the Sky quilt (below) combines two classic Log Cabin blocks: the traditional Log Cabin and the Pineapple block.

Free log cabin quilt pattern

She’s used the calming blues and creams of Edyta Sitar’s Blue Sky line of fabrics (available in the UK from Andover Fabrics), brought to life by the red squares: a traditional Log Cabin centrepiece.

How to foundation piece a log cabin quilt