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Mini Log Cabin Bag

You can create this scrappy Log Cabin tote from 5” squares in a weekend’s time! Fabrics are from the Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints 1880–1910 collection by Barbara J. Eikmeier for Paintbrush Studio.


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Designer: Barbara J. Eikmeier



•    2—5" squares red print (blocks)

•    18—5" squares total assorted cream prints and light blue prints (blocks)

•    18—5" squares total assorted dark blue prints and black prints (blocks, handles)

•    2—5" squares blue print (handles)

•    3⁄8 yard lining print

•    3⁄8 yard thin batting


Finished bag: 8-1⁄2×9-1⁄2×1-1⁄2" 

Finished block: 3-1⁄2" 


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width and precut 5" squares.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.