Album Block Instructions
Cut the fabrics for the block and stack in order.


















Set fabric piece #1 with the wrong side facing up.

Set the foundation on top of the fabric.  Make sure that you can read the printing on the foundation when it is in this position.

Set the foundation so that the line between Space #1 and #2 of Part B is approximately 1/4" from the edge of the fabric underneath.

*One of the advantages of the EZ Piecing Foundations is that you can see through the foundation to know exactly where the fabric is underneath.  That makes it so simple if you want to fussy cut this piece.

Pin the fabric to the foundation to hold in place.


Set a fabric piece #2 with the edge of fabric piece #1 where it extends the 1/4" into space #2.  Make sure you have the right sides facing each other.

Pin the fabrics to the foundation to hold in place.

Turn the foundation unit over so the foundation is facing up.

Stitch on the line between space #1 and #2.

*Use a regular stitch length.  Start and stop where the lines start and stop.








Turn the foundation unit over so the fabrics are facing up.


















Open fabric piece #2 and press.



















Set the straight edge along the line between space #1 and #3.

*We used a piece of cardstock cut 2" x 10" and then glued a piece of very fine sand paper to one side.  It helps to keep the fabric from slipping.














Fold the foundation fabric only back over the straight edge.

















Snugly fit the Add-A-Quarter ruler against the straight edge.



















Use the rotary cutter to trim away the excess fabric beyond the edge of the Add-A-Quarter ruler.
















Turn the foundation unit over so the fabrics are facing up.

Align a fabric piece #3 with this just-trimmed edge of fabric piece #1.

Make sure that you have the right sides facing each other.

Pin the fabric to the foundation to hold in place.











Turn the foundation unit over so the foundation fabric is facing up.  Stitch on the line between space #1 and #3.















Turn the unit over so the fabrics are facing up.  Press.

















Turn the unit over so the foundation fabric is facing up.

Set the straight edge along the line between space #1 and #4.















Fold the foundtion fabric only back over the straight edge.
Snugly fit the Add-A-Quarter ruler against the straight edge. 

Using the rotary cutter, trim the extra fabric that extends beyond the Add-A-Quarter ruler.

Repeat this on the opposite side to prepare to add fabric piece #5.
Add fabric pieces #4 and #5 in the same way that #2 and #3 were added.

After pressing, this is what your piece should look like to this point.
Turn the foundation unit over so the foundation fabric is on top.

Align the straight edge even with the line between space #1-2-4 and #6.
Fold the foundation fabric only back over the straight edge.
Snugly fit the Add-A-Quarter ruler against the straight edge.

Using the rotary cutter, trim the excess fabric that extends beyond the Add-A-Quarter ruler.

Repeat this on the other side to prepare to add fabric piece #7 as well.
Set the foundation unit so the fabrics are facing up.

Set a fabric piece #6 even with the just-trimmed edge.

Pin the fabric to the foundation to hold in place.

Turn the unit over and stitch on the line between space #1-2-4 and #6.

Repeat to add fabric piece #7.
Turn the unit over so the fabrics are facing up.

Open fabric pieces #6 and #7 and press.

This is what the block unit should look like to this point.
Set the straight edge along the solid line that extends across the entire Part B of the block.
Fold the foundation fabric only back over the straight edge.

Snugly fit the Add-A-Quarter ruler against the straight edge.

Use the rotary cutter to trim away the fabric that extends beyond the Add-A-Quarter ruler.

Repeat for the opposite edge of Part B.
Part B of the block is now complete.

This is what it should look like to this point.
*Parts A and C are made exactly the same.

Set a fabric piece A-1 with the wrong side facing up.  Set the foundation block on top so that space #A-1 is centered over the fabric underneath. *To avoid having to trim this section after it is complete, you might want to set the foundation so the broken line is even with the long edge of the fabric underneath.
Pin the fabric to the foundation to hold in place.

Turn the unit over so the fabrics are facing up.

Set a fabric piece #2 even with the edge of fabric piece #1 where it extends the 1/4" into space #2.

Pin the fabrics to the foundation to hold in place. 

Turn the unit over so the foundation is facing up.  Stitch on the line between space #1 and #2.

With the fabrics facing up, open fabric piece #2 and press.

Repeat to add fabric piece #3.
Fold Part A on the solid line between Part A and Part B.  Press.

Pin at the dots, matching with the dots on the opposite side.

Sew on the solid line from end to end.
Open the unit to make sure your seams match.

Re-fold the unit and trim the foundation fold 1/4" from the stitching line.
Repeat to join Part B to Part C.

Set the block on the ironing mat with the foundation fabric facing up.

Open the two seams and press flat.
This is what the block should look like to this point.
Set the foundation unit on the cutting mat with the foundation side facing up.

Trim the four outer edges 1/4" from the solid line.


Four completed blocks sewn together. 

*Single block is outlined in black.
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