I'm feeling a little better today and woke up wanting to make a cover for my quilts journal. This journal houses pictures of quilts I've made and the details about the quilts.
*collect a heap of different selvages from fabrics, if you don't have an obscene amount of fabric like me, ask family or friends that sew to collect them for you.
*cut pieces of calico for a backing to sew the selvages on to, then starting from the bottom of the calico, add selvages one at a time and sew into place overlapping as you go.
I cut my calico to around 7" x 7".
*completed squares. I made 4 squares to fit my journal cover.
*cut your squares to sew back together in a patchwork style. I have some selvages going vertical and some horizontal.
*once sewn, cut to size then add a thin chipboard backing and sew the fabric onto the chipboard with a zigzag stitch.
*punch holes in the cover and pages then bind with wool threads.