Monday, September 15, 2014

Debbie's Bible Creation Quiet Book

Like I mentioned in a post just a couple days ago, one of my favorite things about quiet books is how unique they all are. Machine sewn, hand sewn, hot-glued, felt, cotton, vinyl - they're all so different and personal. The lovely Bible Creation quiet book that I get to show you today, made by Debbie, is an excellent example of that. Debbie used printer fabric to print out her designs directly on to fabric, cut them out, and she was ready to go! She was able to easily create some really cute figures and graphics with this method. I've never heard of printer fabric before, but what a great idea for quiet books! It opens up a lot of possibilities for pages and figures. So enjoy Debbie's Creation Quiet Book (which goes through each day of the creation of the world), and remember printer fabric as a possibility in the future!


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
Debbie - I am the mother of three grown children and a huge Disney fan.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
 I made it to donate at a silent auction to raise funds for scholarships for students attending Florida College, a small Bible college in Tampa.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
Not too high - I only use my sewing machine for crafts.

How long did it take you?
Five hours or so - I rarely have time to sit and craft for a long period. This quiet book is easy to start and stop and start in again.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I use Colorfast Printer Fabric to print out the graphics. Printer fabric is super easy to use and makes very professional looking pages, especially when you aren't especially artistic and you don't have to have an applique machine to make good looking pages. I just discovered printer fabric a few months ago and have used it a lot ever since. You can find the graphics and directions at my Etsy store: Live for it Quiet Books.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
I use 1 1/2" album rings and a hole punch.

What material are the pages made out of? 
Felt with Peltex in between the pages for added stiffness.

What other materials did you use? 
Printer fabric, tacky glue, velcro, snaps, Heat-n-Bond.

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
Approximately $30-$40 dollars.

What's your favorite page? Why? 
The ladybug page (Day 6 of Creation) - there are so many things to do with it; the ladybug zips to hold Adam and Eve and their changes of clothes; the giraffe's spots can be snapped on and off and the tiger's tail moves back and forth - lots of fun to play with.

If you'd like to purchase Debbie's templates to download, check them out in her Etsy shop here:  Live for it Quiet Books.

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome book with us, Debbie!
Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!

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