If you understand how to make a quilt-as-you-go log cabin block, you’re in fat city! That’s all this is folded in half. Your strips can be any width, the center square can be any size, you can make it larger – so many variables in making this little glasses case.
Start with a 9″ square of fabric and a 9″ piece of batting and a center square.
Place the fabric right side down, batting, mark an X to center the square.
The square could even be a 4 patch for example.
Cut two strips the size of the square.
Lay strips right sides to square and stitch through all 3 layers. Backstitch.
Fold out and finger press. Cut the opposite strips and sew.
You have completed Round 1. Continue adding rounds until your block reaches approximately 7″ x 7″ or whatever size you choose – the number of strips will be determined by the cut width of your strip.
That is how to make a log cabin quilt-as-you-go block.
Here are the complete directions that can be printed out for your use. We cannot give you permission to reproduce or sell this design which belongs to Country Threads. Please respect our wishes. You do have our permission to make and sell these cases at your local bazaar or craft show.
Log Cabin Eyeglass Case
Thank you! I’ve been wanting to make a cellphone case!
This is awesome, Mary!! Thank you for the pattern.
I don’t always post a comment but I do enjoy your posts!! Keep healing. Spring is at the end of the tunnel ‼️🥰
Thank you for the eyeglass holder pattern. I don’t usually use one, but this could be made in record time, and it’s CUTE.
And now I see that someone mentioned CELL PHONE CASE. Kudos! Another great use for the pattern 🙂
Thank you for sharing your pattern, Mary. Love the idea of also using it to make it for a cell phone.
The pattern is wonderful. I need a cell phone case more than an eyeglass case, so guess I will make mine a bit bigger. Thank you so much. Now if I can just figure out how to print it from here.
Sue in Oregon – can you just press on it and send it to save and print from there?
Sue in Oregon, that worked for me 🙂
Many thanks for the free pattern, my friend. Think mine will be for my cell phone!
Docs Erin and Ben are becoming one of my favorite Vet. programs!
28o @ 5pm with a few flakes!
Launa – yes, I am beginning to just love Ben and Erin and so wish they were my vets!
Thanks! I am going to get a start on one Xmas present early and use some scraps!
Thanks so much. I plan to make some tomorrow for show and tell at the guild meeting. I think they they will sell like hotcakes! I will even make little tags crediting Country Threads.
Donna S – well, that is very sweet of you to credit us! Thank you!
Thank you for sharing the pattern.The case will make a great gift AND use some of my scraps. I love the string quilt pattern in your new book. I have lots of beautiful scraps and now they are finding a home.Stay warm.
THANK YOU so much Mary! You are so generous ❤️
Made one…..Thank You so much for pattern…takes no time at all… used random fabric already cut in strips.. not happy with fabric but was a test run…plan on making more. Again THANK YOU ! High today turned out to be 76…crazy! Rain predicted for next week.
Stay warm & be safe.
Nikki – everybody needs a test run – so glad you’ve already made! You’re on this!
Thank you Mary for making this pattern accessible to us. Printing the instructions now.
Thanks for the pattern Mary!!
Thanks sew much!
Thank you, Mary!! This will be fun to make and easy too! I must get to a b’day gift and then I will try this!
Tomorrow will be a good time for sewing. We got 10″+ of snow last night so I will stay put tomorrow! Hoping it doesn’t get too windy. The snow is light and will cause problems if it blows. I will sew Thursday for sure…it will be below zero all day..GRRR! Then it warms up again. The joys of winter.
Hoping you will continue to get your organizing done, what a relief that will be. I am doing that in my head until I get my apartment, then It will be for real!
Thanks again for the pattern!!
What a great idea. Thanks so much for the pattern.
Soft pliable Eye glass cases were always popular sellers seniors liked at our craft sales. Many carry larger sunglasses for macular degeneration disease. I would just use scraps of double faced quilting fabric but boy that is expensive now so this is a great option. Thanks for sharing this useful pattern Mary. I hope you have a good day.
Looks like a fun project and a great gift. Seems to be a Court House Steps block rather than a traditional Log Cabin block. Am I wrong on that?
thanks so much, can’t wait to try it.
Paula in KY
Paula Philpot – are you over that nasty flu bug you had? I hope so!
Thank you for the pattern, Mary!
You’re SEW smart; I love this!
Thanks for the instructions, Mary! What a unique gift idea. Of course, I have to make one for myself!
I love this pattern for an eye glass case. I belong to a very small local quilt group of 22 gals here in the northeast corner of Georgia. We have monthly meetings and this year we’re going to start meeting from 9:30-1:30 instead of 10-12. Each member is asked to take a month and have a small project to share for everyone to make (we will bring our machines). You did state we cannot reproduce your pattern. I was hoping you might give permission for this type of thing???? If not, then I certainly will adhere to your wishes. Thanks. I so enjoy reading your blog (use to devour the Goat Gazette). Hope your healing continues to go well and you’ll soon be looking at all this in the rear view mirror so to speak.
Connie – yes, you have my permission to share this pattern with your group. Feel free to make copies for everyone. I just don’t want to walk into a quilt store and see someone has published this pattern for sale.