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Thread: Book lining

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    The other day I was at a friends house, helping her sort through her large statch of fabric. For helping, she gave me several yards of fabric. I also received childrens fabric books. What can I use to make the fabric pages stiff? I have never made books before, but my friend told me how to sew them, but not how to stiffen them.

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    One part Elmer's glue to three parts water.....I think is the formula. Dip the entire piece of fabric into the solution and let drip dry.

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    Fusible Interfacing is probably the easiest way to go.
    There are all kinds for different levels of stiffness.

    If you want it really stiff - like baseball brim - then use something like Timtex.

    You local Joann's/Walmart will a selection of options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosquitosewgirl
    One part Elmer's glue to three parts water.....I think is the formula. Dip the entire piece of fabric into the solution and let drip dry.
    Won't that wash out?

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    I always thought fabric books were supposed to be squishy? ?

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    Alot of good info,,,thanks

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    When I made fabric books for my granddaughters, I used batting and quilted around all of the pictures. Turned out great.

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    I just use thin batt and quilt my pages! and books are washable and baby chew friendly.

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    In the first one I made years ago I just used batting.

    And it was easily washable - just tossed in the machine and dryer.
    Thankfully.
    Because in its first year, it was chewed on more than read. ;-)

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    I used thin batting wrapped around thin plastic cutting boards which I cut to fit the pages. I bought the thin cutting boards at Wlamart, 3 or 4 for $3.00. They worked great and washed beautifully.

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