Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rainbow Quiet Book


To say that I'm excited about this project would be a huge understatement.  I put a lot of thought and energy into designing a new quiet book, and I knew I wanted to it to be bright, fun and educational.  I wrote down ideas for seven different pages and figured out what skills and activities I wanted to incorporate. All of the activities are sewn onto colorful sheets of felt, and I paired each felt sheet with matching colorful fabric on the back!  This was my first time using all wool felt and all machine sewing and I'm so happy with the results!  Wool felt makes such a big difference!

This book makes a wonderful Christmas or birthday gift and provides hours of entertainment!  You can remove pages for individual play or to swap them out with new pages. The activities are perfect for quiet play time at home, or take a few pages on the go with you to keep your little ones busy in waiting rooms, restaurants, church, car rides and plane rides!



The red page has 26 circles that velcro to the page to help practice the alphabet!
The orange page is a clock with hands that you can move.


The yellow page has three skills to practice: buckling, buttoning and zippering.


The green page has six shapes that can be grouped with their matching buttons.
The blue page helps with learning to lace and tie shoes!


 The turquoise page has squares that make up three generations of a family tree. The squares velcro onto the page to help learn about your family.  Each square is a pocket made of felt and clear vinyl so you can insert your own family pictures into them!  The last generation line can fit up to four children.

The purple page is an I Spy page with four colorful animals mixed in with beads.




24 comments :

  1. Can you tell me the dimensions of your book?

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    1. Hi Heather! each page is about 8.5x8.5 inches square, and the whole book together is about 2 inches tall.

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  2. Can you tell me the dimensions of your book?

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  3. Cute book! Would you mind telling me where you found the plastic to make the family picture frames?

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    1. Hi Nicole - I used a medium weight clear vinyl from Joann Fabric. You can find it on bolts in the home decor section!

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  4. Where did you purchase your letters?

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    1. Hi there! I cut them out with my Sizzix die cutter :)

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  5. This is a really well thought out (and cool) book. Congratulations.

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  6. Great book. Simple and functional. Can you tell me how you did the reinforcements around the holes in the edges for binding? I need to make something like this for an older child with special needs.

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    1. Hi there! I cut small holes in the fabric and installed grommets, so the pages could be held together with binder rings. Lately, I've been sewing button holes instead of using grommets though :) I hope that helps!

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  7. Hi How much do you sell this book for?

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  8. I love the book i think there great

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  9. I love the book i think there great

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  10. This is AMAZING! How much do you charge for a book like this?

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  11. Love the book! Do you sell them!?

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  12. I am interested in a finished product as well. Do you sell the Rainbow Quiet Book?

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  13. Hi can u share a tutorial for binding ur pages please. I love the ring binders but dunno how to use them

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  14. Hi can u share a tutorial for binding ur pages please. I love the ring binders but dunno how to use them

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  15. Hi, did you put anything between the fabrocs for strength or just sew them together for the pages?

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  16. Hi, your Quiet Book is one of the best and neatest I have seen. I would like to make a similar one for my granddaughter. How do you make up the individual pages? Do you use only fabric for the front and back with batting in between, or do you add iron on interfacing to the fabric pages as well?

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    1. Hola...quisiera saber si pones cartón u otro material entre las telas de cada hoja para que queden más duras o son solo de tela o paño.

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  17. does you sizzix cut felt good?

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