I want to thank Cherise for all her hard work she put into making this Quiet Book and sharing the tutorials with us! This has definitley inspired me to make a new quiet book for my kiddos! :) Thanks again Cherise!
Part 1 : HERE
Part 2: HERE
Part 3: HERE
Part 4: HERE
Part 5: HERE
Part 6 & 7 HERE Vintage Market Fabric: HERE
I so excited that the day has come when we can go ahead and finish our quiet books! I hope it's been a fun journey for you and also improved some of your sewing skills! I know that once I was done this book I was a lot better at applique than I was when I started!
Last week we did Page 6 and put finished all those things on our pages that we had saved until the end!
Today, we're going to make our closure piece, sew these pages together to make our book and add our finishing touches!
Step 13: Making the closure piece of the quiet book
There are many ways to make a closure for a quiet book but I decided that a simple strip of fabric with snaps to close the book was what I wanted to use. Cut two pieces of fabric 2 ½” L x 4” W each. Cut the same size pieces out of heavyweight fusible interfacing. You should have 4 pieces.
Take your closure piece and line up the raw edge of closure piece with the raw edge of the left side of the Back Cover page of your quiet book. Center your closure piece in the middle of the edge of the page. Baste the closure piece to the back cover using a 1/8” seam. Leave this for now.
Step 14: Sewing the page units together
We have 4 page units backed with fusible fleece or batting. Now we are going to sew these page units together!Lay out the Back Cover/Front Cover unit with the fabric side facing up, fleece/batting side down. Now take your Page 1/Page 6 unit and place it FABRIC side down on top of the Back/Front cover unit so that the right sides are together. Pin around the edges of the quiet page matching up that center seam. Leave a 4-5” gap open on the bottom edge of the page where we can turn the page right side out through. Sew around all edges of the page using a ¼” seam allowance leaving that 4-5”gap open for turning.
Clip your corners and turn the page right side out through your opening. Once you’ve turned it right side out then turn your seam allowances to the inside of the page where your opening is and pin that shut.
Repeat this same process for Page 5-2 unit and Page 3-4 unit. This is what it will look like when both pages are done.
To sew these pages together place the Back cover/Front cover/ Page 1/6 page unit and lay it with the Front and Back cover side facing down and the pages 1 and 6 side facing upwards. Now take your Page 2/5- Page 3/4 page unit and place on top of the other page unit with Pages 2&5 facing down (right sides together with Pages 1&6) and pages 3 &4 facing upwards towards you. It should look like this picture, with the Front/Back cover/Page 1&6 unit underneath the Pages 2&5/Pages 3&4 unit.
Yay! You’ve created the ‘spine’ of your quiet book and sewed all your pages together to create a book! Take a look through all your pages- it looks fantastic! :)
Step 15: Adding the fine details!
I used snaps on the closure of my quiet book to close it so sew those on or use a button if you want. I did sew a button on the closure but it’s purely decorative as I used snaps for mine.
Here’s my baby playing with it- she loves it!! (She’s obviously not over 3 years old so I have to watch her like a hawk around those buttons because she does like to pick them off- I should take my own advice, eh? :)
Thank you so much to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for sponsoring this tutorial! I really enjoyed doing this series for all of you!Happy sewing!