Pattern for bible cover

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My granddaughter is receiving a new Bible for Christmas.  My daughter
wants me to make her a cover for it.  Does anyone know of a site with
free patterns for this?  I told her that I doubted I would have it
done for Christmas.  She said she didn't expect me to do that, but she
would like for me to make the cover.

Sherry Starr

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I googled "bible cover pattern free". This was the first one on the list
of results
<http://sewing.about.com/od/bagstotespurseproject/ig/Free-Bag---Purse-Patterns/Book-Cover-with-Zipper.htm
or <http://tinyurl.com/dzz6ag

Julia in MN

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On Nov 18, 9:47=A0pm, Julia in MN <jaccola-AT-chartermi-
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I saw that one, but I don't do zippers.  Also, I'm not wild about
handles.  My daughter saw one with handles and she didn't care for
it.  Thanks for your help.

Sherry

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I can't aim you to a pattern, Sherry, but I certainly can show you some
terrific fabrics.  I used some of these when I was backing quilts for our
grandchildren.  Making the cover is quite simple - assuming, of course, that
you have the bible in your hands.  Doing it otherwise could be tricky.  Just
go see what the Spider Web folks have to offer:

 http://www.thespiderswebfabricshop.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?cart_id=8423135.23703.s0&lastmenu=&product=christian_main_1Not
affiliated but would like to be.  Polly"Sherry Starr" <wrote> My granddaughter
is receiving a new Bible forChristmas.  My daughter> wants me to make her a
cover for it.  Does anyone know of a site with> free patterns for this?  I told
her that I doubted I would have it> done for Christmas.  She said she didn't
expect me to do that, but she> would like for me to make the cover.>> Sherry
Starr

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I didn't quite get that site right.  You'll still have to click for
Christian Inspirational fabric.  I tried.  Polly


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Just need a space between 1 and Not Polly.

Dee in Oz


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Thank you, Polly.  I was wondering about the fabric.  She is 10.  I
saw several that I liked.  I will have my daughter look at that site.
She offered to get the fabric, and I told her I would do it.  She
knows nothing about quilting, and she would probably buy satin or
something awful to sew, lol.  Bless her heart, she thinks I can do
anything.  I tried to get out of it by telling her she could buy the
cover at any Christian book store, and they would even embroider her
name on it.  She called my tonight and said the covers at the
bookstore cost a little more than the Bible.  I was so tempted to tell
her to just get one, and I would pay for it, but being the nice mother
and grandmother that I am, I resisted that urge.

Sherry Starr

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I've made many covers for paperback books.  Just take the closed Bible and
measure from the far edge of the front cover, around the spine and across
the back cover.  Add 3/4 in.  Measure from top to bottom.  Add 3/4 in.  Make
a quilted 'placemat' with those dimensions- just sandwich the outer fabric
to the lining fabric with a thin batting between and 'quilt as desired'.  On
the 'top/outside' you can include a block, row of mini-blocks or contrasting
strip of fabric or fancy stitching or whatever.  Just keep it to those
dimensions.  If the Bible has a thick sturdy cover I'd say add 1 in. in each
direction rather than 3/4 in.- but most Bibles seem to have a rather
flexible thinner cover.

Then use the vertical measurement (top to bottom- including the 3/4 in.)
for the inside 'flap's.  Cut 2 pieces of fabric 6.5 in. wide by the height.
Cut 2 pieces of fusible (Wonder Under, Heat & Bond Lite, etc. and be sure
the fabrics don't have any fabric softener or the fusible won't fuse) 3-1/4
in. by the height plus 3/4 in. measurement. Fold each 6.5 in. in half
lengthwise wrong sides together, press the crease flat and lay the fusible
inside and fuse the wrong sides together.  The fusible will hold the folded
fabric together and give it some stiffness.

Lay the 'flaps' in place on the 'lining side' of the 'placemat'- placemat
laid flat with the outside of the cover down- and stitch flaps in place at
the three outer edges to secure.  If desired, at the top-center-inside you
can add a piece of ribbon for a bookmark.... use Fray Check so the ribbon
won't ravel.  Stitch over the ribbon end several times to secure it.

Bind the entire 'placemat'.  Ta-Dah!  Open the Bible very wide and slide the
covers into the flaps on the placemat!

Warning- I just woke up and haven't had my Diet Cherry Coke yet... read
carefully and ask questions if needed.  ;-)

Here's photos of a paperback book cover that I made about 15 years ago-
you'll get the idea...

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/575588519cmLPzl

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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On Nov 19, 8:16=A0am, "Leslie& The Furbabies in MO."
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Thank you for the instructions.  I printed them out for future
reference.

Sherry Starr

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You could also add a tab at the center of the back edge to wrap around
to the front and fasten with a button or Velcro.

Julia in MN

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If you think three layers and quilting might get a bit thick, I made
one using Sashiko which worked very nicely.  I used one of Susan
Briscoe's designs.  She actually does a kit which I made in not-a-lot-
of-time.  The machining took longer than the motif, but it works well.

My two-penneth,
Nel
(Gadget Queen)

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I just googled and found:
* The following is a very simple cover, which you may already know how
to make.
http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/biblecoverpattern.html
* Another simple cover, that shows one made out of Cordura and is
lined; however, there is no pattern and most of the links on this page
are broken.
http://rustybobbin.com/inklings/sew-BibleCover.html
* The link to the pattern is broken on the following web page, but
there are two verbal descriptions for how to make a cover.
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf19769550.tip.html
* Another verbal description -- this one is lined ...
http://www.helium.com/items/1180080-bible-covers
* Or perhaps you want to bring quilting/patchwork into the mix with
bible related blocks, though you might have to adjust the block size
depending on the size of the bible...
http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/bible_quilt/bible_bom.htm
* Free Christian related cross stitch patterns...
http://www.joyfulexpressions.us/HTML/FreePatterns.html
* A lace one ...
http://www.ehow.com/how_5011234_make-bible-cover-lace.html
* Another plain vanilla one ...
http://sewing.about.com/library/sewnews/archives/aabookcover.htm
* Free cross machine embroidery designs:
http://www.embroiderthis.com/5crco.html

Bev in TX


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Thank you for the links.  I printed the instructions from the first
link.  My daughter gave me some dimensions, but I am going to tell her
exactly what I need measured.

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