I bought some delightful fabric based around the theme "There was an Old Lady who swallowed a fly". I haven't made it into a quilt yet, but I also bought a cloth book panel, which I did make up.
I then decided that it would be fairly easy to make books for babies using any theme fabric.
This is part of my first book.
I cut 8 by 6" squares, all different, for the inside, then I cut 2 by 61/2" squares for the inside of the cover. The cover was one piece 61/2" by 13". (The cover is slightly bigger than the inside pages, so that the pages don't show when closed.)
I worked out the order of the pages, stitched them down the centre in pairs, fused wadding to 2 of the 4 pairs, leaving a 1/4" free for stitching, then stitched a wadded piece to a non wadded piece, back to back, leaving a gap to turn them right way. (stitch gap by hand)
I did the same with the cover pieces.
I then placed the 2 double pages inside the cover, aligning the centre seams, and zigzagged the centre of the book, starting and finishing about an inch in from the edge.
Very simple and a great way to use up leftovers. They make great baby pesents.
You could also make them without the wadding, for an old fashioned rag book.
an inside spread