“1. Cut two pieces of Mill board to 9″ x 11″ (23 cm, by 28cm), and then cut a 9″ x 1.5″ strip from each of these cover boards Use the smaller strips for the spine. Use the smaller strips for the spine.
2. Thins some PVA glue with water, making it the consistency of coffee cream. Then use a 1: sponge brush to apply the glue to the back of each cover board and adhere them to the inside of the decorative paper. Make the boards flush on the binding side (the left side) and centered, with equal margins of paper on the other three sides. Then fold the cloth over and turn the two corners in at a 45-degree angle; glue the paper to the board. Finally glue the endpapers to each board.” Making memory Books and Journals by Hand, p. 106