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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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Assemble Mini Quilt and Complete Scrap Book


Assemble Mini Quilt
1. Join blocks to make a block pair; press seam open. Sew short dark pink print border strips to short edges of block pair. Sew long dark pink print border strips to long edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border.

2. Layer quilt top and thin cotton batting; baste. Quilt as desired to complete mini quilt. Designer Roseann Meehan Kermes hand-quilted an X across each Log Cabin block. Trim mini quilt to 4-1/4x8-3/4" including seam allowances.

Complete Mini-Quilt Scrap Book
1. Beginning on the side that will be closest to the book's spine, pin yellow rickrack to edges of mini quilt, overlapping edges by 1/4". At each corner, fold rickrack neatly, then continue along next edge. When you reach the end, trim excess rickrack and tuck under raw end. Using two strands of yellow embroidery floss, hand-stitch inner edge of rickrack to mini quilt.

2. Embellish the mini quilt as desired. Roseann added yellow buttons with six strands of pink embroidery floss. She adhered blue print to a chipboard initial (available at scrapbooking stores), then cut away the excess fabric with a hobby knife. Then she inked the edges of the initial and the album cover with a sepia ink pad, and attached the initial to the mini quilt by stitching through a pink button.

3. Using heavyweight fusible web or "Peel N Stick" double-sided adhesive sheets, follow manufacturer's instructions to adhere mini quilt to cover of scrapbook. Tuck small pieces of adhesive under the letter.

4. Use scraps of ribbon, lace or fabric to tie on to the wire binding.

Complete Fabric-Covered Scrap Book
1. Fold one short edge of 6x91/2" green print rectangle under 1/2 ". Hem 1/4 " from edge with coordinating thread; press. Repeat with second 6x91/2" green print rectangle.

2. Using heavyweight fusible web or "Peel N Stick" double-sided adhesive sheets to center and adhere a green print rectangle to the front of the scrapbook, aligning the hemmed edge along the bound edge of the scrapbook. Fold the excess fabric to the back of the cover, miter the corners, and adhere in place. Repeat with the second green print rectangle on the back cover.

3. Cut two 41/4x81/2" rectangles from chipboard. Glue one rectangle to the inside of each cover to conceal the raw fabric edges.

4. Cut one 9x10" piece from each assorted scrapbooking paper. Wrap the inside envelopes with the pieces, overlapping the ends on the backs of the envelopes and leaving the flaps uncovered; glue in place.

5. Use scraps of ribbon, lace or fabric to tie on to the wire binding.

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