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Pocket Patchwork: Pleated Log Cabin Block


Price includes 6 hours of class; a $48 kit fee will be added at check out.

With Pepper Cory

Nov 6, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT,
Nov 7, 10:00am-12:00pm CST,
Nov 13 10:00am-12:00pm CST,

Learn a ‘quilt-as-you-go’ method of quilt-as-you-go construction–great for beginners! When you’ve hand-pieced the block, it is backed and ready to join to neighboring blocks; no batting required.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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We might assume that the Log Cabin pattern, with its folksy name, is a classic American invention. But some quilt historians speculate that the pattern first appeared with emigrants from Northern England and the Isle of Man in the early 19th century. This pleated, quilt-as-you-go block is constructed (pieced) and quilted at the same time without batting. The blocks are then joined front-to-front and the backs’ foundation fabric whip-stitched together.

Pleated Log Cabin is a super addition to your quilting skills—you can sew a block at any time and in any place— and is a pattern you can teach to kids. This block’s casual sewing approach can ‘tame’ and re-use many fabrics — even those of different fibers. While working toward a class project (a small quilt using 16 blocks), this knowledge can also be expanded to plan/design your own larger quilt.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Be able to thread a needle and read instructions.

A kit is required for this class; the $48 kit fee will be added to your order.
The kit will include: How-to handouts (includes graphs and designing advice), needle, thread, backing yardage, 16 pre-cut block centers and enough pre- cut strips to make four blocks. Note: If you want to do the larger project (after some design work), you can start to pull strips from your own stash and place them into the mix. Colors are a mix of cranberry, white and black as shown in images.

NOTE: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.

Supply List
• Colored pencils (for the third session) if you want to go on to design a larger project
• Chalk pencil
• Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Pins, Rotary cutter, Rotary mat and ruler

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Betty H.
Pocket Patchwork Pleated Log Cabin block

I absolutely loved this class! I can hand sew these blocks even though I don’t see well.

I found both the written directions and the Zoom classes very well done.

Learned more than I anticipated

Pepper has a very pleasant speaking voice, is well-paced, has lots of examples to share and is very passionate about quilting. She provided many important tips and instruction such as the types of fabric, needles, thread, etc. as well as the good ergonomics. The latter portion applies to any craft, not just quilting, and was a great addition. We were treated to a thorough review on the final session to truly embed our learning. The section on respectful rotary cutter use was very relevant after a fellow student cut herself. (Thankfully she's OK!) The technique is so relaxing and fun, quilting is now a part of my repertoire and Pepper will have me as a student on her upcoming class. I'm now a quilter!

Terri C.
Always something new to learn!

I love Log Cabins and was so surprised to learn of the folded log cabin blocks. A great way to use my left over scraps.
Pepper is very knowledgeable about this technique and I enjoyed her stories and show and tell.
thank for a great show.


I’m now addicted to making hand pieced folded log cabin blocks and buying blue fabric. I enjoyed viewing quilts and learning the history of the block. The instructor made sure we understood before moving on to the next step.she would recap the previous session and encouraged us to as questions. This is my second class with this instructor and I hope to take more classes her. I really appreciate the generous kit we purchased from her it had enough backing fabric to make 16 blocks and enough to make four complete blocks, see photo. I was going to stop at four, the extra fabric encouraged me to make more, sneaky, and it’s fun. Humm i think I submitted two copies of pictures, I hope it doesn’t get deleted as it looks cool.

Patricia C.
A great intro to hand-pieced log cabin blocks

I enjoyed learning about this traditional piecing method for an iconic quilt block. The quilt-as-you-go method of joining blocks keeps this project portable. Pepper showed great enthusiasm for the topic and shared a wealth of information based on her years of experience in the quilting field.

Christine M.
Great class!

Lovely, talented teacher. Enjoyed learning the technique. The kit she provided was perfect and I really enjoyed the inclusion of the history of the quilt block's origin in the handout. Got so inspired from the class experience that I've made 22 squares, gone out to buy more fabric twice, and can't wait to give gifts made from these wonderful blocks to my "handwork-worthy" friends!

Clare L.

Engaging, encouraging, and altogether delightful despite the fact that I have very little experience with sewing, none with quilts, and I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to come out of this class wanting to do more (I absolutely want to do more). I'm keeping an eye out for more of Pepper's classes - I might miss the one in June, but I've got my fingers crossed for later!

Julianne M.

The class was amazing. It opened a whole new world for me. I would take another class from Pepper Cory in a heartbeat.