Jack in the Log Cabin

When I first saw this pattern, Jack in the Log Cabin by Buttermilk Basin, I fell in love with it. The project was small, quick, and easy. The embroidered pumpkin was adorable, I couldn’t resist, I had to make him.

I used three of the prints from our new collection Prim Hollow and the rest of the fabrics were scraps from our current and past collections. The focal print, Haunted Parade from Prim Hollow, is hiding on the back but wait, not actually because it makes this mat reversible, how great is that!

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The pattern called for embroidery around the inner square, but I used the decorative stitch on my sewing machine, much faster than by hand.

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When October comes, I will display Jack on my foyer table for all to enjoy when they enter in.

jack in the cabin

Happy sewing!



  1. Ann - July 31, 2014

    Cute Deb! Isn’t fun to have a small handwork project to keep our hands busy and then have finished project quickly to show for our time. Thanks for sharing.

    • Deborah - July 31, 2014

      Thanks Ann. It is great to have a quick project that gets done, I guess I better do more of those.

  2. Bonnie - July 31, 2014

    Love it!!

  3. Amanda Best - July 31, 2014

    Darling! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Teri - August 4, 2014

    So cute! Looking at it makes me ready for fall!

  5. barbaraS - August 5, 2014

    He is sew cute!!

  6. Jammy - August 6, 2014

    I love small seasonal projects to transform my home when the holidays arrive. I always have a handwork project going – fun to take along. Think there’s a pumpkin mat in my future!