Posted by administrator on Friday, January 17th, 2014
Quiet Book Page Tutorial
by Brenda & Bonnie of Pie Plate Patterns
Hello, hello! We are Brenda and Bonnie from Pie Plate Patterns and we are happy to be here at Cutting Corners to show you how to make this darling pie quiet book page. Since our company is "Pie" Plate Patterns, we couldn't resist this little pie weaving activity for our quiet book tutorial. We have seen some similar pages, but this is our own delightful version! Shall we begin?
1. First things first. You're going to need some supplies.
Here's your list:
- A template
- 1/4 yard of fusible webbing
- 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" background piece
- 8" x 8" piece for the pie filling
- 9" x 9" square for your crust
- 6 - 2 1/2" x 7" pieces for the lattice strips
2. Cut your background fabric. I cut mine a little bigger (as you can see) and then trimmed it to 10" x 10" after I was finished just in case my applique stitches caused any "shrinkage".
3. Cut your 6 - 2 1/2" x 7" pieces for the lattice.
4. Mark your pie crust piece and your pie filling piece on the smooth side of the fusible webbing. *Ok...I forgot the middle circle for my crust and had to go back and do it after. Don't follow my example.*
5. Rough cut around your two pieces and place the bumpy side of the fusible web on the wrong side of your crust and filling fabric. Press onto fabric with a hot iron. *And please don't make fun of my ironing board cover. It's totally gross.*
6. Cut on the marked lines (this is where I realized I'd forgotten the circle in the middle of the crust. Duh.) and remove the paper from the fusible webbing.
7. Fold the lattice piece in half lengthwise and stitch across top and down side backstitching at both ends.
8. Trim the corners slightly at the top of the strip.
9. Now you get to turn the lattice strips. Here is my favorite way to turn small things: Stick a big, fat straw into the open end and push to the top. Insert something skinny and long into the straw pushing the tube through the straw. I used a chopstick in this case.
10. Then push out the corners so that this little guy will lay nice and flat. Press the lattice strips and make them pretty. *Again with the gross ironing board. I'm a little embarrassed.*
11. Center the pie filling onto the background piece and press into place with a hot iron.
12. Lay the pie crust over the filling piece and lay your lattice strips where you want them. Trim lattice strips if they overhang the crust *Note: Make sure to trim the raw edge, not the finished one*.
13. Tuck them under the crust and press just on top of them to hold them in place while you place the other lattice strips.
14. Lay the other three strips the other direction and trim. Tuck them under the crust and press the rest of the crust into place.
15. Use a decorative stitch or tight zig-zag stitch around the pie crust. I used a zig-zag. Stitch on the inner part of the crust as well making sure everything is held in place.
16. And there you go. Weave to your heart's content. :) Enjoy!