The Craft Patch: Fabric Quiet Book

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fabric Quiet Book

Hi everyone! Sorry things are slow around here these days. I am actually VERY busy with several craft projects at the moment. I just haven't finished any of them enough to post yet! So while you are waiting, here is a project I did about three years ago---a fabric quiet book. I saw a friend with one at church and fell in love. Had to make one. Little did I know what a HUGE, never-ending project it would turn out to be.

Some pages are my original design and others are based on the book my friend had (and who knows where those ideas came from). Let's just say this was a learning first time attempting anything this intricate and my first time doing applique!

So here it is...the fabric quiet book.

First, we have color matching on an artist's painting board (or whatever they are really called).

 Next, kids can pull on the elephant's tail to make him eat the "peanuts". They can also buckle and unbuckle the belt on the pants.

This one is my favorite---a little treasure chest that the kids can unlock. Sometimes I even put a little treat inside. hee hee. Then on the next page, they can practice tying shoe laces.

Next, kids decide how much money to put in the tithing envelope and how much to put in the piggy bank. Then they can make funny faces (another of my favorite pages). The face is made of felt and sewn on a pocket that stores the face pieces.

Oops...I told you this was a never-ending project. The tree is supposed to be a family tree with little apples that have pictures of family members on them. Just haven't finished those dang apples. The other page is Jonah and the Whale. The whale has a zippy mouth so he can eat Jonah.

The red and blue pocket holds paper dolls (which I posted pictures of in the magnetic quiet book post). The other page is a race track. The road signs come unsnapped and can be moved around. The little car parks in the light green pocket.

Next we have hair braiding. The flowers on her hat can also be unbuttoned. The next page is a magnetic fishing game. The water is a pocket that holds the fish and the rod.

The last page has two holds a pad of paper and the other holds crayons.

And maybe some day I will dig out the SUITCASE full of scraps from this project and finish a few other pages I started. But really, I can't do another project until I finish the ones I've already got going!!!

Here are a few more quiet books you might like:

The Original Fabric Quiet Book
Personalized Fabric Name Book
"Favorite Things" Book
Boy Felt Name Book
Boy Felt Name Book 2
Girl Felt Name Book


  1. omg that's SO cute!!!
    i want to make some for my kiddies.

  2. That is so cute! My MIL has one similar at her house that my kids love! I really need to make one because my baby will soon be big enough to need more than cheerios to distract her at church!

  3. Oh wow! You are unreal! That turned out SO cute. I can't even imagine putting that together! Thanks so much by the way for the help on the machine! It was fun to have you guys around- we need to do it more often!

  4. Hi~ I came across your blog from another craft site. I LOVE your quiet books. I've been looking to make one for my 3 year old son for church. I'm new at sewing and very intimidated by the project. You should think about making you book into a pattern for us beginner sewers. I would love to buy the pattern from you to make my own. Too Cute!!!

  5. I just recently saw this and I started making one for my kids. I wondered.. where did you get the face pieces? was there a pattern you made them from?

  6. I just love this quiet book, I have 2 boys I would love to make one for. Do you have the patterns or a tutorial of how you made this! I would love to find out!!


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