Manny Monster Quiet Book Page

Posted by EmilyB on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Hi, Em here from Em's Scrapbag.  As a mother of three boys I knew I would make a quiet book page that was a little off kilter.  I had fun coming up with this idea and see more quiet book pages in the future.  I think my little guy needs some friends to pal around with.  So without further adue meet Manny Monster, a wild and crazy guy that is sure to bring a smile to your little person.

 With buttons to practice dexterity and a zipper mouth with a fun tongue to stick out and wag, he is sure to provide some silly entertainment.

To create your own Manny Monster you will need:

fat quarters of the following Riley Blake fabrics; basic shades-robin, basic solid- pepper, unicorn glitter-pink, unicorn deco- orange and, unicorn dot- yellow

1/3 yard Riley Blake 3/4" ric rac- brown

1/2 yard Riley Blake mini pom poms- orange

2-1" Riley Blake gingham buttons- brown

2- 1" Riley Blake stitched buttons- lime

2- 1 1/2" Riley Blake chevron buttons- black

1- 4" zipper- lime

From your fat quarters cut:

From robin shade cut 11" square

From red solid 2- 2" x 4" rectangles

From unicorn deco orange 4- 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" rectangles

From unicorn glitter pink 1- 4"x 2 1/2" rectangle and 1- 4" x 5" rectangle

From unicorn dot yellow 1- 4" x 5 1/2" rectangle and 1- 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangle

For the mouth

Place the zipper on the wrong side of your 4" x 2 1/2" unicorn pink glitter rectangle as shown and sew along top edge.

Sew the 4"x 5" unicorn glitter pink to the other side of the zipper as shown.

Take the 2- 2" x 4" solid red rectangles right sides together and curve one end.

Stitch around the long edges and curve as shown.  Clip curve and turn right side out.

With the edges of the unicorn glitter pink pieces lined up so that the zipper runs through the middle make a mark.  Then open up and sew the tongue here. Flip the tough back and top stitch in place.

Take your 4" x 5 1/2' unicorn dot piece and make a 3 1/2" slit 1" from either side and 1 1/4" from one of the long edges.  Make 1/4" angle cuts going up and down at both ends.  Turn up the edges 1/4" all the way around as shown and press.

Place this piece over the top of your zipper on the pull side and zig zag stitch around it.

Folding the dot piece back line up the edges of the glitter piece and sew around the edges to create a pouch.  Be careful to not catch the tongue.

Sew this to the 4 1/2"x 5 1/2" rectangle of unicorn dot yellow on the side that is 1 1/4" from the zipper.  Being careful not to catch the pouch.  Set aside.

For Vest

Take the four 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" unicorn deco orange.  Place two with wrong sides together and cut on diagonal 1 1/2" from the upper right corner.  Repeat with the remaining rectangles.

Place two of the rectangles right sides together and stitch around all but the uncut 4 1/2" side.  Repeat with remaining vest pieces.

Clip corners and turn right side out.  Press.

Mark right side for button holes.  Then stitch button holes in place.

On left side mark for buttons and sew in place.

Place the vest so that the top touches the seam where the head and body meet.  Pin.  Cut a dryer sheet to fit your monster.  Place on right side of monster and stitch 1/4" around. 

Clip corners and cut a slit in the middle of your dryer sheet.  Turn your monster right side out and press.

Take the orange pom pom and loop it up and down; pinning as you go for the hair.  Stitch in place.

Center your monster on your 11" background.  Cut two 3 3/4" pieces of brown ric rac.  Pin one side under your monster.  On the other side fold it back so that it repeats the last up and down of the ric rac and pin in place.   This will get rid of the raw edge. Top stitch ric rac and monster in place.

Layering the chevron and stitch buttons.  Then sew above mouth.  Trim your quiet book page to 10 1/2".


Add to your quiet book and enjoy.

Category: Quiet Books


  1. Thank you for sharing. I really like this page. But, one thing confuses me, what is the point of the dryer sheet? You say to sew it on, and then slit it down the middle. I am confused.
    by Hotpinkthread
    May 02nd, 2014 at 6:48 a.m.
  2. It is an easy way to create a finished edge before top stitching. After you put the slit in the dryer sheet you turn it right side out, that takes care of the raw edge and you can top stitch the monster to your page. Hope that helps.
    by Emily
    May 02nd, 2014 at 7:48 a.m.
  3. The dryer sheet is an easy way to turn the edges so you can applique it to the page. Once it is sewn on and slit you turn it right side out. The raw edges are inside and you can top stitch it in place. Hope this helps.
    by Emily
    May 02nd, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.
  4. In looking over the tutorial, it appears that the dryer sheet is sewn to the front of the monster, which has raw edges, so that when you then turn it right-side-out through the hole you cut in the dryer sheet, the edges then get pulled to the back, nice and neat. No more raw edges.
    by Julia
    May 02nd, 2014 at 9:49 a.m.
  5. Your little monster is just precious! I know a lot of little boys who would have a good time with him! (Little girls, too!)
    by Linda Winters
    May 09th, 2014 at 8:01 a.m.

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