Hello my name is Rainbowcreek and I am a swapaholic.
I am sure there must be a 12 step program for swapaholics, but that will come after I finish the fabricholic program. Oh, and I must admit I have not made it to step one of that yet.
But, Spring is almost here and that means baby showers and wedding showers and vacations and a whole host of other occasions that you might be able to use a little photo album gift.
I made some from some Moda FQs. And the patchwork one was made with 2 1/2" squares I cut from leftovers of a charm pack I used to make a purse. I just pieced the squares and quilted them to the flannel backing, then cut to size and added the ribbons.
Turn the two finished edges toward the center about 2 1/4" on each side. The finished width should be 10 inches. Pin in place.
Clip off the corners and trim the inside flap to reduce the bulk in the corners.
For the ribbon tie cut a length about 26 - 28 inches long. I like mine to tie off center in the front so I usually wrap it around the album and find where I want it to attach to the center of the cover. Pin in place and stitch, backstitch a couple of times to secure it well. Then stitch the ribbon very close to the edge of the back side of the cover.