Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Vintage Market Quiet Book {Page 6 and Making the Cover Page}

Hi there!  Cherise is back to share page six and the Cover Page in this adorable Vintage Market Quiet Book! 

We hope you will follow along each week and if you decide you want to make one too - please use the hashtag #sewingwithfwfabricstudio on Instagram so we can see!
Part 5: HERE

Hi everyone!

We're back this week to do our last page and start putting some finishing touches on our pages! We are in the homestretch now! I hope you all are enjoying this so far and really seeing your pages comes to life!

Last week we cut out Page 6, our Front and Back cover; made our Cover page, sewed our pages together to make 4 page units and added fusible fleece or batting to our pages! That was a lot of work!

This week we're going to do Page 6 and go back and finish our pages that need to be finished.

Step 11:  Making Page 6- Ribbons and counting beads page

Now we can make page 6! I wanted my ribbon for tying bows to mirror the ribbon on the’ Vintage’ sign in the tent so I wanted my ribbons to go at those corners. I marked the area where I wanted to sew the ribbon on (just above those cute little ties for the ‘Vintage’ sign) with an ‘X’. 

I took my ribbon and measured from the bottom corner of my page to the ‘X’ and back again- this was how long I cut my ribbon- cut 2 pieces of ribbon. 

Find the center point of your ribbon and place it on the ‘X’ and sew it down using your sewing machine.  I sewed mine on a bit of an angle. Sew over the ribbon several times to secure it.

Do this for both ribbons.

For the counting beads part I thought that the clothesline with the quilts would be perfect to mirror the ribbon with the beads. Take some thin ribbon and measure the length of the clothesline and then double that measurement and cut the ribbon. Form a bow close to one end of the ribbon and attach it to one corner of the clothesline with your sewing machine, sewing over the bow several times to secure it.
Now comes the hard part- getting the beads on to the ribbon! I found the easiest way to do this was to find a needle with a large enough eye I could thread the ribbon through it and then slide the beads onto the ribbon by putting the needle and ribbon through the bead hole. This required much patience with more than a bit of grumbling :) ! Once you’ve done this then tie another bow on the other end of the ribbon, making sure that the ribbon measures the same length between the bows as the length of the clothesline pictured on the fabric. This is so the weight of beads on the ribbon doesn’t make the whole thing hang too low and ruin the effect of the design. This takes some patience as well! Keep trialing on the fabric until you get it just how you want it! Once you’ve done this then sew that bow to the other side of the clothesline, sewing over it several times to secure it. Cut off any excess ribbon. Your ribbon and beads will hang down a bit but hopefully not too much!

Wheww! Done page 6!

Step 12: Go back and finish the pages

We’ve left several pages with things that we could only do after the fusible fleece or batting had been applied. Let’s go back and finish them!

Go back to Page 1 and sew those buttons onto the area marked previously, just above your ric rac stems. Page 1 is done!

Go to Page 2 and take the other half of the Velcro pieces and sew them onto the center of the appliqued balloons. Done Page 2!

Go to Page 3 and hand sew those male snaps onto the middle of each appliqued strawberry.  Done Page 3!

Go to Page 4 and applique down the basket pocket that we created. Take your pocket piece and line it up on top your basket on the quiet page. Sew the top of the basket pocket using an applique stitch in coordinating thread down until you reach the metal zipper part. Then, with thread that coordinated with the basket base piece, start appliqueing from the other side of the metal zipper and downwards around basket base up to the other side of the metal zipper. Now your pocket should be fully sewn onto the basket with the zipper opening and closing the pocket. You can top stitch down around the edges of the pocket to secure it even more. Now you’re done page 4!

Go to Page 5 and sew the other half of your Velcro pieces to your shapes page.  Placed the other half of the Velcro pieces around the outside of the shapes, making sure that they’re not over top of the stitching that shows that shape. The exception to this is the circle where I put the Velcro inside the circle.  Now you are done Page 5!

We`re onto doing some fun and different things this week! We`re going to add some fusible fleece or batting to our book and also do our Cover Page and Back Cover page! You must be thinking- What happened to Page 6? Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about it but I leave Page 6 until the end!! It's easier to sew Page 6 once our fusible fleece or batting is in place.

Last week we did Page 5- our Shapes page!

Now onto our next steps!

Step 7: Cutting out Page 6, Back and Front Cover pages
Page 6 is designed to be a page that has ribbons for a child to learn how to tie a bow and also some beads for counting. For now, we’re just going to cut the rectangle out for this page. I chose the ‘Vintage sign’ on one of the tents for my ribbons and the clothesline with quilts as a great place for a string of counting beads. Fussy cut 1 8 ½” L x 8 ¾” W rectangle making sure to get the Vintage sign tent and the quilt clothesline centered. Set this page aside for now. You can see Page 6 in this picture.

 Choose fabric for your Front Cover page and fabric for Back Cover page and cut out 1 8 ½” L x 8 ¾” W rectangle for each page.

Step 8: Making your Front Cover
For my Front cover I knew that I wanted that sweet little brown haired girl with the cart holding the flowers to be centered. She reminds me of my youngest dark haired daughter- so sweet!  I arranged my words around her to make this design pop.
I went the computer and found a font that I liked and typed up the words I wanted and traced them onto fusible web. Then I cut the fusible web and applied it to the backside of the fabric I wanted for each letter.

I then cut out my letters, arranged them onto my page and ironed them down. I appliqued the letters in coordinating thread- this took some time and patience but I love how it turned out! Keep in mind that you can’t put letters in ¼” seam allowance around the edges of your fabric.

Step 9: Putting the pages in order and sewing them together

Now we’re going to lay out all the pages in their proper order. I find that it’s best to label each page with its name and page number. Refer to the diagram you made when you planned your quiet book.
Lay the pages out in the following order:

Back Cover- Front Cover

Page 1- Page 6

Page 5- Page 2

Page 3- Page 4

This is what it looks like all laid out together

I took these pictures at the beginning before I added anything to my pages but your pages will be in the same order but with the designs we've already done on them.

Now take the Front cover page and lay it over top of your Back cover page, right sides together (RST).  Place page 6 to page 1 RST; page 2 to page 5 RST; and page 4 to page 3 RST.  Make sure the pages are the right way up since your fabric design is directional!! Sew along that right edge with a 1/4” seam allowance for all pages. Take the page and lay it face down and iron your seam allowance open.

You will have 4 sets of pages measuring 8 ½" L x 17” W.

Step 10: Applying fusible fleece or batting

Next we’ll apply either fusible fleece or batting to give the pages some stability. Cut the fusible fleece or batting 7 ¾” L x 16 ¼” W, one for each page unit. Center the fleece or batting on the back of your page, making sure that it is at least ¼” away all four edges of your fabric.

I used fusible fleece so I just had to fuse it to my page with my iron and it was done! If you’re using batting then you will baste it to your page and quilt on your page, over top of all your designs that you’ve already done. This is why we haven’t sewn any buttons, Velcro, snaps to our quiet page yet!

Wheww!! This stage does take a while, especially with all that applique on your cover page and also quilting your pages if you're using quilt batting as opposed to fusible fleece. It's worth it though!

Next week we'll look at doing Page 6 and then going back to complete all those other pages where we left some things to the end!

Thanks for following along!

Happy Sewing!


1 comment:

Lesley Gilbert said...

Thanks for these lovely tutorials - I have saved my weekly email links and hope in the not too distant future to have a go at making one :)

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