A Big Shot Christmas: Quilted Book Covers

Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas to make? Do you want to use your Big Shot die cut machine?

Then this Book Cover is a great project! You can customize to any fabric or book size (here I used the gorgeous Deck the Halls Designer Fabric from Stampin’ Up!).

This book cover happens to be a Bible cover that I made for a friend’s birthday.  She has just started taking CCD classes and I sent her a copy of the Life Application Study Bible (love it).  But I thought her Bible needed a quilted book cover 🙂

Here are the steps for the quilted cover itself.  To see how to assemble the Scallop Square pieces, check out my quilted purse lesson.  Each Scallop Square piece is layered:

  • piece of the quilting fabric
  • then a piece of natural cotton batting
  • then the top piece of fabric

quilted bible book cover stampin up scallop square die big shot

Here are the basic steps:

  1. I assembled quilted squares until the fabric was large enough to cover the open Bible.
  2. I laid the Bible on top and folded the ends in, then closed the book to make sure the cover would fit when the spine is closed.
  3. Finally, I stitched the ends to make a pocket for the front and back cover.
  4. Lastly, I embellished with a Scallop Circle flower cut from the Scallop Circle #2 Die.

For the Scallop Circle flower, the end result is impressive, but the steps are easy!

  1. Cut 4 of the larger Scallop Circles and one smaller for the center
  2. Fold each larger circle in half (wrong sides together) and begin to weave them.  I find it easiest to tack them quickly with a little bit of Glue Stick so they don’t unfold while I’m weaving.
  3. Add 4 circles together so the last circle is under the previous but on top of the first… makes sense in the picture.
  4. Tack together with needle and thread, then add smaller Scallop Circle to center.

These turn out really well, especially with a bit of matching Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Tape and Victoria Crochet Trim held on with a Antique Brad.  Nifty!  I added this final flower embellishment to the front of my book cover (yes, needle and thread).

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4 thoughts on “A Big Shot Christmas: Quilted Book Covers”

  1. What an awesome idea! I just purchased a cover/tote for my daughter’s Bible; I could have made one and she would have loved it! Too bad I can’t return it; I had it monogrammed.

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    • Hi Robbie! There’s a ‘shop’ tab in the bar near the top of my blog post, with links to shop online. Or there’s a link to ‘shop now’ in the column on the right. Or feel free to give me a call or send an email! Happy Stamping!

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