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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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Assemble Log Cabin Blocks

1.    Join a red print 1" square and a cream or light blue print 1" square (Diagram 1). 

2.    Add a matching cream or light blue print 1×1-1⁄2" rectangle to top edge of Step 1 unit (Diagram 2). 

3.    Add a dark blue or black print 1×1-1⁄2" rectangle to left edge of Step 2 unit (Diagram 3). 

4.    Add a matching dark blue or black print 1×2" rectangle to bottom edge of Step 3 unit (Diagram 4). 

5.     Referring to Diagram 5, continue adding rectangles in counterclockwise sequence to make a block. Press each seam toward just-added rectangle. The block should be 4" including seam allowances.

6.     Repeat steps 1–5 to make 18 blocks total.

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