quiet book templates

good morning!

Below are some templates from my quiet book. Print them out as a full page image, and they'll be just the right size for a 12x12 inch quiet book.










To answer some frequently asked questions about the quiet book:
  • The pages are made with plain white cotton fabric
  • Each page has a very thin layer of batting in between (I use warm n' natural)
  • I have not needed to wash my book so far, so I can't tell you how well it would hold up in the machine.  I would recommend spot cleaning, and if you expect frequent washings, use as much cotton fabric and as little craft felt as possible.
Sorry that templates for all pages are not included, and that I did not provide detailed instructions. I am hoping that you can figure out the construction by looking at my completed pages. If you are totally stumped, just email me and I will try to answer your questions.

For more great quiet book ideas, check out the following blogs:
How to Make a Quiet Book
Modest Maven
Naptime Journal
Crafty Chic
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47 comments:

Rose said...

That's so cool! thank you!

Amber said...

Thanks Jill - this keeps my kids from having to guess what in the world I drew on their pages! Still trucking along with the quiet book - only two pages done (in each of two books) so far. Maybe this will be my winter project...

Sarah said...

wow! that is so kind of you! thanks for sharing!

Jenette said...

Thanks! This is help my little guy be quiet in church.

Emskyrooney said...

yay! Thank you so much for sharing these!

Kiasa said...

I really, really love your quiet book! You are so talented. I'm glad I can still be inspired by you even though you are so far away! HUGS!

Natalie said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for sharing.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW! Thanks so much for sharing these, they're amazing! I'll be linking.

Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

Thank you! I am sooo excited to work on this, hopefully today. I started gathering supplies for other pages I came up with already. My son's birthday is in a week and a half, so I want to get at least a few pages done.

Thanks!

casserole said...

This is such an amazing project!! I posted a link to it on Craft Gossip Sewing: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/quiet-book-page-templates/2009/07/06/
--Anne

Rebekah said...

Thanks so much for sharing your templates!

LuLu said...

Awesome! I'd never heard of these before. I've seen cloth story books, but nothing this neat with activities and things! Maybe if I start now I'll be able to finish it by the time I have kids! :)

Carrie said...

I've been a lurker on your blog for a while now and decided it was time to say hi! I have no idea how I found you, but I love your crafty ideas!

LOVE this project SO much! My mom made us one when we were little. I'm going to do this for my little one and her cousin, who is moving to Rwanda in September. It should keep her occupied for a while on the long flight!

Thank you for the templates and all the great links! I'll have to pop back over and let you know when I finish mine. Don't hold your breath, though. It'll take me a few months... " )

Christina said...

Thank you for sharing!

Lyric said...

Thank you so much! Your quiet book is adorable, I only wish I would have seen in while doing mine! Thanks for adding a link to my site! I'm glad you like it!

Kathy said...

Jill, what a sweet blog you have here...Loved snooping around, your son is darling!! and he loves his soft book!, xoxo~Kathy~ @ sweet Up-North Mornings.blogspot.com

Jen T said...

How adorable! I've been blog hopping on how to make a quiet book since I loved the one my mom made us kids. Yours is so wonderful. What kind of felt did you use? The kind I bought at JoAnns seems so thin. Thank you~
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Stacey said...

A fantastic idea!

oatsebear411 said...

I think out of all the many many many blogs I follow, yours is my FAVORITE. Yesterday when I drove home from work I had an idea very similar to your quiet book for the kids I nanny. I think I am going to make some kind of velco pieces boy dress up book. Like a fireman and such. My original idea was to do felt and whipstitch everything because I LOVE felt and embroidery thread, but now I think I will use fabric and and the machine. Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and this book. Oh and your son is ADORABLE and his name is my 2nd favorite of all time, good choice!

Olia and James said...

This is amazing, thank you so much for sharing!

La mamma curiosa said...

thanx so much for sharing... I love this!! And I am sure my daughter will, too...

Heidi said...

so cute! thanks for sharing!

FitzFam4ever said...

This is awsome! Thanks!

Cassie said...

I just wanted you to know that you inspired me to do a quiet book for my son also! I posted about it here and linked back to you!

http://southerndomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2009/11/handmade-toddler-christmas-gift-quiet.html

Erin said...

Thanks for the templates. I just finished a quiet book for my one year old daughter and you were my inspiration for it! I didn't end up using your templates because my book was a bit smaller than yours, but I totally copied your designs! You are so creative. You can check out my book if you get a chance.

Cami said...

Love your blog. I've used a few of your ideas. Check them out if you want! Thanks for all the tutorials.

Shalyse said...

This is by far one of the cutest quiet books I have ever seen! Thanks for posting the tutorial too! I can't wait to make one! I love your blog!

Stormie's Mommy said...

Thank you for answering about the pages! I have asked everyone and no one has answered. Now I can get started on one for my little one.
THANKS!
Love this!
Yours so talented!

Camille said...

Your quiet book is so inspirational - and thanks for the great patterns! I posted my finished book on my blog and have added my patterns- camillescasa.blogspot.com. Thanks for all your hard work!

Ammie said...

Thanks for sharing these great patterns. I love the rocket!

Kari said...

Your patterns are great! Thank you for your creative ideas. I posted my finished book on my blog and added my patterns at craftadoodle.blogspot.com. Thanks again!

Kate said...

love the ideas! I used the mailbox template for my own quiet book. Thanks so much!
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Shelley said...

Thanks for making these available! I always enjoy your blog. I used your barn template in a quiet book I made for my twins' first birthday. I linked to you.
http://jimandshelley.blogspot.com/2010/10/family-traditions-2-birthdays.html

Lonica said...

I love all your projects! What talent and dedication! I'm looking at making a Quiet book for my daughter and I'm wondering what type of felt you use. There are so many varities--from the kind you pick up at JoAnns and 100% wool. If I'm going to spend the time and invest in making a book, I want it to be something that will last, but I also don't want to spend a fortune on 100%. What type of felt do you recommend? Where do you purchase yours at? Thanks so much!

Elizabeth @ Ucreate with Kids said...

I followed the template for the barn finger puppets and they turned out so cute! It's probably my son's favorite page on his quiet book! Thanks for the inspiration! Just featured your template!

Rebekah said...

Could you post some info on how you made the cover?

Holly said...

This is fantastic, thank you! I'm hoping to make one of these soon and you've given me some great ideas.
I found your blog while looking for inspiration for a quiet book and now I'm going to become a follower!

meech said...

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your patterns and ideas! I just finished my 2nd quiet book and i really could not have done it w/out the help from your blog.

Lonica said...

I commented before about wanting to make a Quiet Book, and now I've actually done it! Thanks for providing your templates, I used some of your ideas and gave you credit here on my blog: http://scottandlonica.com/blog/?p=1519. I appreciate it!

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Interesting and useful technique. I could see that there will be some great sheets of fabric being produced here for further embellishment.

Mama Duck said...

used your barn template... check it out :)
http://sweetmamaduck.blogspot.com/2012/01/quiet-book-revealed.html

thank you!!

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Jean said...

Hi, I used your barn and finger puppet templates. Thanks so much for the great ideas! :) I have linked to this post on my blog. Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

Thanks Jill,
This is my first ever sewing project and I'm so inspired by your designs and thanks for the templates.I'm a sewing novice..so,if I manage to pull off the quiet book..I'll post it!!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Thanks so much!

Lisa D.

Stacy said...

Thanks for sharing your templates! I have used a few and am loving my quiet book! Here is a link to my blog:
aztoid.blogspot.com