Learn how to make a Quiet Book

Small children are supposed to be busy, inquisitive and observing, that is how they learn.

BUT sometimes...just sometimes, you so wish they could just sit still...just 5 minutes and keep themselves occupied!

I know, I know...I'm a grandma and have all the sympathy in the world!  And that is why I want to show you, one way, to curb the attention deficit...

With a quiet or busy book!


WHat is a Quiet Book?

A Quiet Book is normally a felt or fabric book, with pages filled with educational activities - an interactive scrapbook. The main aim (apart from quiet time), is developmental and sensory stimulation.


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How to make quiet books 1 Learn how to make a Quiet Book


Quiet Books consist of:



LEARN How to make Quiet Books

  • Find a book lay-out that suits your creative skill;
  • Decide on the fabric/felt/flannel/pellon you want to use;
  • How many pages are you going to include in the book?
  • Which shape and size book will you be making?
  • Choose a theme;
  • Get a pattern or dimensions and templates and start creating the awesomeness!
  • Arrange the sequence of the pages before you assemble the final book.




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QUIET BOOK PAGES

You can make your pages as follows:

  1. Standard 9" x 12" (or any size you want) felt sheets / 6.7" x 6.7" Square pages  (or any size you want). 
  2. Other popular sizes: 8.5" x 11"; 8" x 8".
  3. Mini quiet book pages are 4" x 4".
  4. Sew two/three button holes on one side of page, and then use shoelaces for the loops, or
  5. Add 2 ribbon or bias loops to string pages together, or
  6. Make pages with eyelets - to file the pages in a binder, or
  7. Stitch an insert on the side of the page with holes to string the pages together, or
  8. Stitch an insert on the side and stitch the inserts to the pages.
  9. Make an old fashioned fabric book, all pages stitched together.
  10. Opt for no-sew Quiet Book



THIS IS THE BEST TUTORIAL YOU'LL EVER NEED TO MAKE A QUIET BOOK - from embroidery library.

Don't shy away if you are not embroidering, it is a picture tutorial and trust me, the best one, I have come across!



MORE INSPIRATION

Round-edged pages with a flap to string it, by BUBABUM on Etsy.


Quiet Book Page of Unicorns Learn how to make a Quiet Book



Awesomeness by Tom Toy.

Fairy book by Tom Toy Learn how to make a Quiet Book



Square pages with small loops by Kuku And Bubu.

Quiet Book Square with small loops Learn how to make a Quiet Book



Square pages with eyelets by Do Small Things With Love.

binding a felt book way 1 by DoSmallThingsWithLove Learn how to make a Quiet Book



Pages strung together with cover by Do Small Things With Love.

binding a felt book strings by DoSmallThingsWithLove Learn how to make a Quiet Book
The Stillers Quiet Book Cover Learn how to make a Quiet Book



12 Free Quiet Book page patterns and Cover Pattern by Thread Riding Hood.

Thread Riding Hood Quiet Book Sew Along Wk 221 Learn how to make a Quiet Book
Texture book by Leila Boutique Learn how to make a Quiet Book



IN CONCLUSION

Quiet Books can be made using:

  • Fabric
  • Yarn (crochet/knit)
  • Felt
  • Paper
  • Wood


It's best to pick a theme, or to have the different pages related to each other.


Sizes:

  • Standard 9" x 12" (or any size you want) felt sheets / 6.7" x 6.7" Square pages  (or any size you want) 
  • Other popular sizes: 8.5" x 11"; 8" x 8"
  • Mini quiet book pages are 4" x 4"

Finishing:

Also very different:

  • Sophisticated bias binding edges
  • Rough edges
  • Straight or rounded


Binding:

  • Easy binder style
  • All sewn together in a neat book
  • Loops
  • Holes


Making quiet books are just another form of art - as you can see from the stunning pages!

If you make a ordinary fabric book, it's fine - it's what you have time for and maybe it is all you can afford.

Give yourself some credit and JUST MAKE IT!


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