Log Cabin Ribbon Pillows

Category: Pillow

Beautiful, colorful woven ribbons, placed side-by-side, imitate the look of traditional log cabin patchwork and makes up into log cabin ribbon pillows that are easy-to-sew, too! The ribbons are fused to a background fabric and the cut ends of the ribbons are covered by overlapping rows as the design is built from the center out. The use of Fusi-Boo fusible batting provides the best finish and all you need do is insert a Soft Touch® Pillow form!

Project Note: Choose an assortment of coordinating woven ribbons in the following widths: 3/8”, 5/8”, 7/8” and 1-½”. A listing of styles from Renaissance Ribbons is listed in supplies for reference of the pillow made here. When choosing your coordinate fabric, it’s best to go with a small print that compliments well with the selected ribbons – look for one that allows the ribbon to stand out from the background

What you need to make this project

16” Soft Touch® pillow insert
Fusi-Boo™ Fusible Batting

Download Pattern

1-¼ yard of 1-½” wide Circles & Waves Ribbon in Teal/Pistachio
½ yard of 3/8” wide Arrowhead Ribbon in Lime/Turquoise
7/8 yard each of 5/8” wide Polka Dots Ribbon in Pistachio/Brown and Turquoise/Brown
3/8 yard of 7/8” wide Circles & Waves Ribbon in Teal/Pistachio
½ yard of 7/8” wide Bird Ribbon in Blue/Green
½ yard each of 1-½” wide Polka Dots Ribbon in Pistachio/Brown and Turquoise/Brown
¾ yard of quilting weight cotton fabric coordinate
Sewable Iron-Ad Adhesive Tape in ¼”, 3/8”, 5/8” and 7/8” widths (or cut your own strips from yardage)
Coordinating thread
Standard sewing supplies

Quick Shop

The mix of patterns with dots and stripes and even solid ribbons creates a modern and crazy take on log cabin patchwork. All of the detailed instructions and helpful how-to pictures are included in the Pattern Sheet for making this fabulous pillow.

This is also a terrific way of using up the bits and pieces of precious ribbon in your stash. Choose a group of 7-12 coordinating woven ribbons in various widths. Keep in mind that many woven ribbons are reversible and each side can be used for a different look. The abutted ribbon edges are finished with zig-zag or decorative machine stitches.