Quiet book ~Knock Knock Who is There?

Posted by Sachiko on Friday, May 30th, 2014

{You will need} White on white (white stitched circle)--- 1/3"yard Red small chevron(tone on tone) --- 1/8 yard or fat quarter 1 Bitty stackers/Honey comb dots(3.5 inch) Thin cotton batting Clear plastic

{How to}--- Use 1/4" seam unless directed otherwise. 1. Cut fabrics according to what is shown in the picture below.

2. Let's start from the roof. With right sides together, lay small white square on the red rectangle. Make sure that the seam and corner match perfectly. Draw a line from the bottom corner to the diagonal corner on the opposite side. Sew on the line, snip the excess. Fold the seam towards the red fabric, press with an iron. Repeat the process with the other side of the roof.

3. Sew the roof and the large white square together. Now you have a 10"x 10" background square. Make another one for the opposite page.

4. Make doors. Squares from Bitty Stackers are perfect size for this. I coordinated the honey dots with the same color, but it is totally up to you! It will be fun to mix and match the colors as well.

5. Put squares right sides together. Leaving a couple inches of opening, sew all around it. Snip the corners for a clean finish.

6. Turn the fabric inside out and press with an iron. with 1/8" seam top stitch to finish it up.

Now, you get to make 7 more! Aren't they so colorful and pretty?

7. Use the picture as a guide and trace the words "knock knock" on the left side of the page, "who is there?" on the right side of the page. You will need a 1/2" seam allowance around the page when you construct the quiet book later on, so make sure the words will stay within the line. Layer the fabric and thin cotton batting together. You can find the PDF here.

8. Stitch the words with back stitch. 9. Pin the doors on to the page. Use the picture in step 4 as a guide for the placement. Sew the doors on. Stitch on the top stitch of the door.

10. Open each door and sew the clear plastic on to the background fabric. You can sew the plastic first and then sew the door. The reason why I sewed the door on first was I wasn't quite sure where to place the door at first.

11. Time to insert pictures to the pages and enjoy! Knock Knock!

Who is there?

A rabbit,

Some strawberries,

A boy...

Great thing about this page is that you can totally customize it. You can do all pictures of family members, all food, animals and you can always change them up! Choosing the pictures with your children will be fun too. :) Thank you for reading my post it was a pleasure to create them to share! I enjoy sharing my sewing, quilting, refashioning and a little bit about my life on my blog Tea Rose home. If my family is the cup cake, everything else I do is like the pretty sprinkles on top. I love it all and I believe life is what we create everyday.

Category: Quiet Books


  1. This page is not showing up correctly. It doesn't show how to make this page correctly.
    by Marty Askins
    May 30th, 2014 at 4:08 a.m.
  2. Not sure if it is my browser or your blog, but this post contains all the code as readable text...no photos, etc. It would be great to be able to see the photos and read the post. :-)
    by Deborah
    May 30th, 2014 at 7:09 a.m.
  3. I love this idea, but not sure how to bind it. Did I miss something in my reading of the directions?
    by Peg
    May 30th, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.
  4. Marty Askins and Deborah, I noticed that the pictures weren't showing up this morning and fixed it. I am sorry! Peg, Right now, we are just introducing different pages. Riley Blake will have a video tutorial towards the end of the year where they will show how to put the pages together into a book. The stitches you see around the edges are there to anchor the top piece and thin batting together.
    by Tea Rose Home
    May 30th, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.
  5. I love the idea and will have to organise myself to group all the pages together so I will be ready eWhen it's time to learn how to bind them. I'm going to look backwards and c if I've missed any others. This Facebook is quite confusing for us slightly more mature persons on the second go round with our grandies this time.
    by delaphine
    June 04th, 2014 at 3:19 a.m.
  6. Thank you very much for the awesome tutorial! My grandsons will love this...
    by Qlt812
    June 07th, 2014 at 5:24 a.m.
  7. We included this in our roundup of things to sew with geometric fabric. http://skirtfixation.com/2014/06/20-things-sew-geometric-fabric/
    by Audrey
    June 21st, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.

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