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Scrap Book

Keep fabric swatches for your next quilt project close at hand in a charming "scrap" book. In your tote bag or your glove box, it will be a handy book to carry on your next trip to a fabric shop.


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Materials and Cut Fabrics

Designer: Roseann Meehan Kermes

Materials and Cut Fabrics
It’s summer—time to travel! And if you’re like us, you’re always looking for quilt shops along the route, no matter what the destination. We found a scrapbook album with pages that are actually long, sturdy envelopes; it’s perfect for carrying notes, swatches, and materials lists when you’re fabric shopping. Designer Roseann Meehan Kermes decorated this one with paper-pieced blocks and fun rickrack.

(To order a long Wire-Bound Envelope Album, send $12 ppd. to Rosebud's Cabin, 2580 7th Ave., North St. Paul, MN 55109, 651/426-1885,

Scraps of assorted yellow, pink, blue, and green prints (blocks)
1/4 yard green print (cover)
1/8 yard dark pink print (border)
7/8 yard 1/2"-wide yellow rickrack
7x10" thin cotton batting
4-1/2x9-1/2" wire-bound envelope album from 7Gypsies (See above for a mail-order source.)
Assorted embellishments: Scraps of assorted ribbon, chipboard initial, buttons, floss, sepia ink pad
Heavyweight fusible web or "Peel N Stick" double-sided adhesive sheets from ThermOWeb
Scraps of chipboard
Assorted 12x12" patterned scrapbooking papers
Brown cardstock
¾"-diameter circle punch
Coordinating brads

Quantities are for 44/45" wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together, unless otherwise stated.

Cut Fabrics
To make the best use of your fabrics, cut the pieces in the order that follows. For the Log Cabin Scrapbook, you will need two blocks of your choice that are 3" square finished. If you'd like to replicate the Log Cabin blocks, follow the instructions below. To download foundations for paper-piecing Log Cabin blocks, click "Download this pattern" at left. If you’d like to replicate the Fabric-Covered Scrapbook, follow the instructions below.

From assorted scraps, cut:

Pieces needed to make blocks of your choice; to make the featured Log Cabin blocks, cut assorted strips 1" wide to use for paper-piecing

From dark pink print, cut:
2—2x9-1/2" border strips
2—2x3-1/2" border strips

From green print, cut:
2—6x9-1/2" strips