Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Serving Pink Lemonade Quiet Book Supply List

Looking for more quiet book ideas?  Check out my new book Quiet Book Patterns: 25 easy-to-make activities for your children now on sale at  Full of original ideas and includes a CD to print off templates!

Supply list to make two quiet books

  • 1 ½ yards non-fusible Pellon
  • 1 ½ yards wonder under
  • ½ yard fabric for each quiet book cover
  • Velcro
  • 20 Sew on Snaps  -size 2/0
  • Stiff felt
    • Red (2 sheets)
    • Orange
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Blue (2 sheets)
    • Purple
    • Gray (4 sheets)
  • Felt
    • Pink
    • White
    • Off white
    • Brown
  • Fine tip Sharpie marker
  • Various colors thread
  • Three 7 inch zippers (if doing the zipper page)
  • Ribbon (to tie pages together)
  • Pink ribbon for ballet shoe
  • Small google eyes
  • Iron transfer paper
  • Brads
  • 2 paintbrushes

Cut Pellon into 8 ½” x 7” pages.

For quiet book cover, cut two 17” x 10” pieces (includes  ¼” seam allowance) for one cover.  For quiet book cover instructions click HERE.


  1. thank you so much for posting a shopping list! very helpful! and this is amazing!! I cant wait to make this! is this to advanced for a 1 yr birthday present? and why do you need two paintbrushes?

    1. Megan,
      The quiet book might be a little advanced for a new one year old but they'll be more than ready to use it before two years old. The paint brushes are for the paint pallet page. They're just an accessory. Take a look and you'll see.

  2. Where did you find the street signs?

  3. PS thank you!!!! I love this and am currently working on one

  4. How long did the quiet books take? I am trying to figure out what to make for 2 other children (plus my own two). And nichelle asked above.. but where did you find the street signs? I can't wait to get started tomorrow!

    1. I might have worked on my books for a month or two but I was also creating all the templates at the same time. It's been a while so I don't really remember. You can find a link to the road signs in this post:
      Good luck making your book!

  5. Hello! I am in the beginning stages of making a quiet book for my niece and was wondering why you didn't use the stiff white felt for the pages instead of pellon? Thanks!

    1. Pellon is a nicer product and less expensive. Stiff felt could be used for the pages though.

  6. I can't find the templates for the road map or the paint pallet. Have they been removed?

    1. Yes they have. I'm so sorry if that inconveniences you in any way.

  7. any chance they'll come back? I love the road signs! Great job on the books and thank you for sharing!

    1. Yes! I'm working on a new project and they'll be available soon.

  8. Today at Joann's was my first time seeing Pellon. It seems to be a brand name, though, and I had a hard time finding the kind (I thought) you used. The stuff that was thickest wasn't stiff at all and the stiff stuff wasn't very thick - thinner than the stiff felt. Could you share more specifics at all? My store had a whole shelving unit of options. I'll be making three books, so I'd love to get the less expensive Pellon, as long as I can find the right kind. Thank you! I love your page ideas!

    1. Hi Cat,
      Yes, Pellon is a brand. I'm a lot more familiar myself with these kinds of products two years later. Look for the Pellon Peltex non-fusible heavy weight. I hope that helps. Good luck with your project.

  9. Amy,

    How do you get the road signs? I have several of the other designs and am making another quiet book. I can copy the layout/design of the road, but I need the signs. How did you make them?


  10. Your work is so inspiring thankyou. I live in the Uk and finding it very hard to get my hands on the pellon you used. I can only look online and I ordered some heavy wieght pellon which when it arrived was very thin. so I obviously got it wrong. Its very difficult when you can only see it virtually.

    I wondered if you would be so kind as to point out which one is the correct one looking at this webpage
    I'd be so grateful
    Warm Regards

    1. I'm sorry you ended up ordering the wrong thing. I know how disappointing that can be. It's so hard to buy things online when you can't see what it actually is. You want the pellon brand but the item is called peltex. Make sure that it's the extra firm sew-in kind (not the fusible). From what I can tell this should be the correct product:

  11. Did you use this wonder under??

  12. Thank You for all the specifics to make a durable book! Im assembling my items needed one sale at a time. REALLY appreciate your sharing spirit. My grandchildren are sure to enjoy and learn and we can all live daily from your example of sharing!

  13. Do you have colored pictures of the finished product.