When it comes to quilting and sewing, Susan Beal is one of my most inspiring friends, and her wonderful Modern Log Cabin Quilting book definitely has a permanent spot on my bookshelf. So, when she told me that she was doing a 4-week Log Cabin Quilting class on Creativebug, I knew the projects would be fantastic, and I couldn’t wait to check it out!

The first project went live this week, so now’s the perfect time to join if you’d like to take part in live video chats for the upcoming weeks. (You don’t need to join the live chats to take the classes—the project videos will be available whenever you’re ready to get started.)

Giveaway alert: Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a chance to win a 3-month subscription to Creativebug for you and a friend!

Here’s what you’ll make in Susan’s class:

Week 1: Block-making Basics and Sewing a Pillow

Week 2: Block-setting Basics and Sewing a Baby Quilt

Week 3: Modern Cross Block and Sewing a Table Runner Set

Week 4: Improvised Wonky Blocks and Sewing a Tote Bag

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to make the baby quilt and tote bag!

For more information about Log Cabin Quilting with Susan Beal, you can check out the projects, supply list, and preview video here.

Or, if quilting’s not your thing, here are a few of the other Creativebug classes that caught my eye:


The generous folks at Creativebug have provided a 3-month Creativebug subscription for one lucky CRAFT reader and her/his closest crafty friend!

For a chance to win, comment on this blog post and tell us which of Susan’s Log Cabin Quilting projects is your favorite. This giveaway begins at 12pm Pacific on Thursday, May 8th and ends at 11:59am Pacific on Tuesday, May 13. We will randomly select the winners.

Haley Pierson-Cox

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Brooklyn-based DIY from a Gal in Granny Glasses

  • Lesley Johnston

    I absolutely adore the Block-making Basics and Sewing a Pillow – the colors are gorgeous!

  • Irene Sun

    My favorite is the improvised wonky blocks and sewing a tote bag tutorial. <3

  • SeamstressErin

    The tote bag since I’m a sucker for anything garment or purse :)

  • misschia

    My favorite is the baby quilt!

  • nobeatenpath

    I love the cushion in the first lesson – I would love to learn how to make some of those to have around the house

  • Beth K

    My favorite is the tote bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • zebra83

    That baby blanket is so sweet!

  • Valerie Kubbe

    love all log cabin block’s. I like the table runner set .Thank’s for the giveaway

  • Tabitha Swain Klucking

    I was drawn to the pillow, but I really like the idea of wonky blocks too!

  • Cody Long

    I would LOVE this! Maybe it will help me learn how to finish my quilt tops.

  • Sarah Givens

    I’ve been saving up my kids’ jeans from since they were little, to make into a quilt to send with them to college but quilting has always been on my “maybe later” list. Seems I’m always running full-tilt and never find the time. So the baby quilt would be a good start for me!

  • Alicia Vittal

    Hard to pick a favorite, but I think I like the tote bag best.

  • Kellie Bowker

    I would love to learn how to make the baby quilt. I am self-taught, and there are definitely some gaps in my knowledge!