[Project] Part 10 Bible Quiet Book – Finishing Up the Bible Quiet Book

In my previous post we put together ‘Personalized Title Page’ felt page in the Bible Quiet Book.

You’ll find the pattern for this Bible Quiet Book in my friend’s Etsy store.

This post will step you through how to put the entire Bible Quiet Book together.

Get ready to finish it all up!

What to Know Before We Start

  • Gather up all the material you cut out in ‘Set-Up for Bible Quiet Book’ post.
  • If you use a magnetic snap like I do, you’ll need a cover to glue on the back of the snap. I used a button for mine and a metal scrapbooking notion for the 2nd one I made; see ‘Sew Strap’ step 18.
  • Tip: let your kiddos play with your finished felt pages before putting it all together. You’ll find places that need extra reinforcing. They can be easily fixed before the book is put together.
  • All stitching is sewn 1/4″ in from the outside edge.

Note: This blog post will have some pictures of the first quiet book I made, but mainly consist of pictures from another (updated) book.

Sew Strap

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1.) Place and iron on the thick interfacing piece (for the strap) in middle of the strap piece of fabric.

  • Note: I didn’t iron the interfacing the first time making the book, so these pictures show a pin holding it in place. Ironing the interfacing is easier; keeping it in place.

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2.) Fold top of fabric down 1/2″.

  • – Fabric should cover over thick interfacing a little bit.

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3.) Sew top fold down.

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4.) Fold bottom of fabric up 1/2″.

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5.) Sew bottom fold down.

 

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It should look like this so far.

 

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6.) Fold and pin in place one side up to thick interfacing.

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7.) Sew folded side down.

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8.) Fold over and pin second side up to thick interfacing.

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9.) Sew second side fold down.

 

Strap should look like this now.

  • Note: This is from the second book; the interfacing is ironed on.

 

10.) Fold top down tight to thick interfacing and pin in place.

11.) Fold bottom up tight to thick interfacing, and pin in place.

  • – Fabric should overlap enough to sew down the middle of both top and bottom folds.

12.) Sew down the middle of the strap connecting both folds.

  • – You might need to sew closer to the edge making sure to catch both folds in the stitching.

 

Strap should look like this now.

What it looks like from the front.

 

13.) Place and center one of the snap placer pieces 1/4″ in from one side of strap. Mark slots on fabric with pencil.

14.) Fold strap so markings are in half. Cut marks.

 

15.) Put one of the snap pieces through cut slots from back side of strap.

16.) Place center snap placer piece over tongs on front of strap.

17.) Fold over snap tongs.

 

Tongs folded over on strap.

Front view of snap in strap.

 

18.) Choose a cover for back of snap.

  • – I chose a metal scrapbooking notion barely larger than the snap.

19.) Glue cover in place on top of back of snap using glue gun.

 

 

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Side view of snap on finished strap.

Sew Spine

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20.) Place spine thick interfacing piece in middle of spine piece of fabric.

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21.) Iron interfacing onto fabric.

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22.) Fold bottom of fabric up 1/2″ and pin in place.

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23.) Sew bottom fold down.

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24.) Fold top of fabric down 1/2″ and pin in place.

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25.) Sew top fold down.

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26.) Fold one side of fabric over 1/2″ and pin in place.

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27.) Sew side fold down.

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28.) Fold over second side 1/2″ and pin in place.

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29.) Sew second side fold down.

 

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Spine with all sides folded and sewn.

 

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30.) Fold bottom up tight to thick interfacing and pin in place.

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31.) Fold top down tight to thick interfacing and pin in place.

  • – Fabric should overlap enough to sew down the middle of both top and bottom folds.

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32.) Sew down the middle of the spine connecting both folds.

  • – You might need to sew closer to the edge making sure to catch both folds in the stitching.

 

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Finished spine front view.

 

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33.) Mark spine for pages placement on the back side.

  • Make 3 marks: 1/2″ in from outside edge, 1/2″ from first mark, then 1/2″ in from other edge.
  • Mark both top and bottom of spine.

 

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Spine marked on both top and bottom.

 

Sew Front Page

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34.) Place one thick interfacing square on left side of a fabric page.

  • Interfacing should be 1/2″ in from the side edge.
  • Center between top and bottom.
  • You can pin it in place to keep interfacing from moving when transferring it to the ironing board.

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35.) Iron interfacing onto front fabric page.

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36.) Fold top and bottom edges up tight to thick interfacing and pin in place.

  • Make sure to keep the fold even across the entire length of the page.

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37.) Sew top and bottom folds down.

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38.) Fold both sides in 1/2″ and pin in place.

  • Left side fabric should be tight up to thick interfacing.

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39.) Sew side folds down.

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40.) Fold front page in half and iron down center fold.

  • Make sure all edges line up before ironing.

Sew Back Page

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41.) Place the other thick interfacing square on the right side of a fabric page.

  • Interfacing should be 1/2″ in from the side edge.
  • Center between top and bottom.
  • You can pin it in place, like I did, to keep interfacing from moving when transferring it to the ironing board.

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42.) Iron interfacing onto back fabric page.

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43.) Fold top and bottom edges up tight to thick interfacing and pin in place.

  • Make sure to keep the fold even across the entire length of the page.

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44.) Sew bottom and top folds down.

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45.) Fold both sides in 1/2″ and pin in place.

  • Right side fabric should be tight up to thick interfacing.

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46.) Sew side folds down.

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47.) Fold front page in half and iron down center fold.

  • Make sure all edges line up before ironing.
  • See the nice crease down the middle? 🙂

Sew Middle Pages

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48.) Fold bottom edge of one of the 3 fabric pages up 1/2″ and pin in place.

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49.) Sew bottom fold down.

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50.) Fold top edge of fabric page down 1/2″ and pin in place.

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51.) Sew top fold down.

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52.) Fold one side in 1/2″ and pin in place.

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53.) Sew side fold down.

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54.) Fold other side in 1/2″ and pin in place.

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55.) Sew second side fold down.

 

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Folded and sewn edges on fabric page.

 

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56.) Fold front page in half and iron down center fold.

  • Make sure all edges line up before ironing.

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57.) Repeat steps 48 – 56 for other 2 fabric pages.

Sew Felt Pages onto Fabric Pages

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58.) Take fabric front page and place Personalized Title Felt Page on the left half of the page and Noah’s Ark Felt Page on the right half.

  • Make sure thick interfacing side is on the left, under the personalized title felt page.
  • Felt pages should be about 1/2″ in from middle fold and centered between top and bottom edges of fabric page. They will be further away from the outside edge.

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59.) Pin felt pages onto fabric front page.

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60.) Sew felt pages onto fabric front page.

 

The front page should look like this now:

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61.) Take one of the middle fabric pages and place the Ten Commandments Felt Page on the left side and the Baby Moses Felt Page on the right side. Pin in place.

  • Felt pages should be about 1/2″ in from outside edges and centered between top and bottom edges of fabric page. They will be further away from the inside fold.

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62.) Sew felt pages onto fabric page.

 

The first fabric page should look like this now:

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63.) Take another one of the middle fabric pages and place the Queen Esther Felt Page on the left side and the David and Goliath Felt Page on the right side.

  • Felt pages should be about 1/2″ in from outside edges and centered between top and bottom edges of fabric page. They will be further away from the inside fold.

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64.) Pin felt pages onto fabric page.

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65.) Sew felt pages onto fabric page.

 

The second fabric page should look like this now:

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66.) Take the last one of the middle fabric pages and place the Jonah and the Whale Felt Page on the left side and the Daniel and the Lion’s Den Felt Page on the right side.

  • Felt pages should be about 1/2″ in from outside edges and centered between top and bottom edges of fabric page. They will be further away from the inside fold.

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67.) Pin felt pages onto fabric page.

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68.) Sew felt pages onto fabric page.

 

The third fabric page should look like this now:

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69.) Take fabric back page and make sure thick interfacing side is on the right side.

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70.) Place the Jesus Walking on Water Felt Page on the left half of the page and the strap underneath it on the right.

  • Felt page should be about 1/2″ from middle fold and centered between top and bottom edges of fabric page. It will be further away from the outside edge.
  • Strap should have snap on top and glued cover on the back. It should be centered under the felt page.
  • Strap should go under felt page about 1/2″.

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71.) Pin felt page and strap onto fabric back page.

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72.) Sew felt page onto fabric page.

  • – Back-stitch over strap a couple times to reinforce.

 

The back page should look like this now:

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Sew Fabric Pages onto Spine

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73.) Place folded side of fabric page 2 onto 2nd marked spot  (the middle one) on spine.

  • – Felt page 2 has David & Goliath and Queen Esther felt pages sewn on it.
  • – David & Goliath felt page should be facing you with Queen Esther facing the back.

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74.) Pin fold onto spine.

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75.) Open fabric page and pin along the fold inside to the spine.

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76.) Take pins out from the outside of the fabric page and place them on the inside.

 

Fabric page 2 should now have pins only down the inside center fold connecting it to the spine.

 

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77.) Sew fabric page to spine.

  • – Sew down the fold line of the fabric page.

 

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Fabric page 2 should look like this with a sewn line down the middle.

 

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78.) Pin both sides of fabric page 2 together around the edges.

  • – Felt pages will be right-side out on either side of the fabric page.

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79.) Sew around the outside edges of the fabric page.

  • – Start right up against the spine, but don’t let the spine get caught in your sewing.

 

Fabric page 2 should look like this now:

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80.) Place folded side of fabric page 1 onto 1st marked spot on spine.

  • – Felt page 1 has Ten Commandments and Baby Moses felt pages sewn on it.
  • – Baby Moses felt page should be facing you with Ten Commandments facing the back.

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81.) Pin fold onto spine.

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82.) Open fabric page and pin along the fold inside to the spine. 

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83.) Take pins out from the outside of the fabric page and place them on the inside.

 

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Fabric page 1 should now have pins only down the inside center fold connecting it to the spine.

 

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84.) Sew fabric page to spine.

  • – Sew down the fold line of the fabric page.

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85.) Pin both sides of fabric page 1 together around the edges.

  • – Felt pages will be right-side out on either side of the fabric page.

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86.) Sew around the outside edges of the fabric page.

  • – Start right up against the spine, but don’t let the spine get caught in your sewing.

 

Fabric page 1 should look like this now.

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Fabric pages 1 and 2 will look like this now on the spine:

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87.) Place folded side of fabric page 3 onto 3rd marked spot on spine.

  • – Felt page 3 has Daniel & the Lion’s Den and Jonah & the Whale felt pages sewn on it.
  • – Jonah & the Whale felt page should be facing you with Daniel & the Lion’s Den facing the back.

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88.) Pin fold onto spine.

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89.) Open fabric page and pin along the fold inside to the spine. 

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90.) Take pins out from the outside of the fabric page and place them on the inside.

 

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Fabric page 3 should now have pins only down the inside center fold connecting it to the spine.

 

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91.) Sew fabric page to spine.

  • – Sew down the fold line of the fabric page.

 

Fabric page 3 should look like this with a sewn line down the middle.

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The page will look like this on the spine.

 

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92.) Pin both sides of fabric page 3 together around the edges.

  • – Felt pages will be right-side out on either side of the fabric page.

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93.) Sew around the outside edges of the fabric page.

  • – Start right up against the spine, but don’t let the spine get caught in your sewing.

 

Fabric page 3 should look like this now:

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The spine looks like this now with all 3 fabric pages sewn onto it:

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94.) Place back and front fabric pages on spine with strap.

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95.) Put strap where it will fit comfortably on the fabric front page and place second snap placer piece to mark spot.

  • – Snap placer piece will go on top of felt Title page.

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96.) Place second snap part on strap snap and check to make sure your placement of the placer piece is right.

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97.) Mark with a pencil the 2 slots on snap placer piece on top of fabric front page.

  • – Marks will go on top of felt Title page.

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98.) Fold fabric front page to cut marked spots; cut both marks.

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99.) Put second snap piece in through cut marks on fabric front page.

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100.) Flip over fabric front page to the back; put snap placer piece on top of snap’s prongs.

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101.) Fold over snap tongs.

 

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Snap should look like this on fabric front page.

 

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102.) Place fabric front page onto spine.

  • – Sandwich spine in-between fabric front page open edges.
  • – ‘Baby Moses’ felt page should be on the right and ‘Noah’s Ark’ felt page on the left.

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103.) Pin fabric front page onto spine.

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104.) Sew fabric front page onto spine.

  • – Sew on top of sewn edge line on fabric front page.

 

It should look like this now:

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105.) Pin top and bottom edges of fabric front page together.

 

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106.) Sew across the top and bottom edges of fabric front page.

  • – Sew about 1/8″ from the edge, making a second stitch line.

 

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Fabric front page should look like this now.

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The page will look like this with the double stitching.

 

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107.) Sew down the outside edge of fabric front page.

  • – Sew about 1/8″ from the edge.
  • – Be careful stitching close to snap, it’s in the way and tends to pull funny with the stitching. Go slow.

 

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The sewn line on the outside edge should look like this.

 

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108.) Place fabric back page onto spine.

  • – Sandwich spine in-between fabric back page open edges.
  • – ‘Jesus Walks on Water’ felt page should be on the right and ‘Jonah and the Whale’ felt page on the left.

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109.) Pin fabric back page onto spine.

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110.) Pin top and bottom edges of fabric back page together.

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111.) Sew fabric back page onto spine.

  • – Sew on top of sewn edge line on fabric back page.

 

The fabric back page should look like this now:

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The is the back view.

 

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112.) Sew across the top and bottom edges of fabric back page.

  • – Sew about 1/8″ from the edge, making a second stitch line.

 

Fabric back page should look like this now:

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113.) Sew down the outside edge of fabric back page.

  • – Sew about 1/8″ from the edge.
  • – Make sure to move strap out of the way.

 

What the fabric back page should look like now:

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Here’s a close-up view.

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Back view.

 

Your book is done! Yay, you did it!  Enjoy your little ones quietly playing with their new quiet book :).

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In case you want to skip ahead or behind, here’s links to all parts of the Bible Quiet Book:

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