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    Book Cover Prototype

    Okay divas and dons not only am I debuting my first ever quilting project, but the design of a book cover I am working on. Determination to come up with a small monthly income fueled this idea (we won't even mention my new hobby, ahem, quilting - you've heard of it) and the need for fabric, fabric, and more fabric!!!!!!!

    New World Translation Bible Covers

    I need your honest critique, opinion, or commentary. I am thinking you can offer a non-biased opinion and keep it real. I'd rather correct things NOW in the design stage versus thinking I've "got it going on" and building a not-so-good product.

    So, please click on the link, and let me have it!!!

    Thanks dolls and guys.

    Cheers,

    Lyric
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    The first thing I noticed in your pictures was the zipper and the fact that it was wavy. It looks like you used a metal zipper and that might be why. Have you tried making a book cover with a nylon or poly zipper (or whatever they are made of - the ones that don't have metal teeth)? If you could get it not to wave I think you would have a much more professional looking product.
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      #3
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      I agree with Karen on the zipper. But I will add it might look nicer if you could sew the cover closer to the teeth. You might want to try an invisible zipper. They aren't as hard as they sound. Just practice on some scraps. Good idea though
      🌺 Lorie

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        I like it. My suggestion would be for it to be a bit larger. With everything tight, it is hard to add in an item or two we like to carry with our Bible.

        Good luck with your venture. I just know it will work out great. Blessings on the way!
        Karen
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          I really like the idea. An elderly lady, at least elder than me, made embroidered bible covers but had a problem because of the different sizes of bibles. She had to find out first what size they needed first.
          Peggy:icon_hug:

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            What a great idea! I have a Bible cover and love it. It's so nice to have pockets to slide papers in while you are at church. The wavy zipper is distracting though. I think if you could sew the zipper closer to the fabric, it might avoid the waviness and it would look nicer too.

            The bright fabric is really bright but I can't see the design of your cover well enough. Perhaps you could use a solid color material in your main photos and then show another photo of all the fabrics you could use in making the covers. Is the last photo the book cover or something else? It's shaped a bit odd - I might retake that photo. Also, put something else in the photo (a pen or doily or something) to give the viewer an idea of size.

            Speaking of size, that's a really important thing. I also had a time getting the right size cover for my Bible, so you might want to include the inside dimensions. I know you mentioned the version of the Bible, but what if I don't use that version or publisher?

            I don't know if your pattern could be amended, but a pen loop is invaluable! Two pen loops would be awesome!!

            I just noticed the quilting on the cover - it works so well with the circles on the fabric! Nice job. I think your name, You're Covered! is really cute and catchy too.

            Good luck on your mission and keep us posted. I like your website too, I can't believe you live off the grid! You have to post more about how you do this on your site!

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              I agree about the zipper. Other than that - looking good!
              Vonnie

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                Hi Karen,

                Yeah, I noticed that too and mentioned it to DH the other day!!!! I made another prototype with nylon (well my quilter teacher did) and I was thinking metal would be more sturdy and make people feel they were getting their money's worth. Between you and me the poly/nylon zippers are less expensive than the metal. Hmmm. Mental note made.
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                  Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
                  I agree with Karen on the zipper. But I will add it might look nicer if you could sew the cover closer to the teeth. You might want to try an invisible zipper. They aren't as hard as they sound. Just practice on some scraps. Good idea though
                  Hi Hulamoon,

                  See, I had never thought of THAT. Thanks. :-) I had viewed a bunch of zippered book covers on Etsy before starting mine.
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                    Awww, thank you, Karen. That was kind of you to say. And thanks for the size suggestion.

                    Cheers,

                    Lyric


                    Originally posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
                    I like it. My suggestion would be for it to be a bit larger. With everything tight, it is hard to add in an item or two we like to carry with our Bible.

                    Good luck with your venture. I just know it will work out great. Blessings on the way!
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                      Originally posted by Pegger View Post
                      I really like the idea. An elderly lady, at least elder than me, made embroidered bible covers but had a problem because of the different sizes of bibles. She had to find out first what size they needed first.
                      Yes, Peggy, I could see that being a big issue going into the project. My way around that . . . . I am doing these for a select group of Bible owners. It is for the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, so one size 'cause that's all I'm about.
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                        Should the pen loops be elastic (one of my Day Planner binders has these) or fabric? Good idea, Snippet.
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                          I like it. I think once you get everything iron out just the way you want it my guess is it will be a keeper. The ladies on here have some good tips and always willing to help. Good luck with your project.
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                            Originally posted by lyric View Post
                            Should the pen loops be elastic (one of my Day Planner binders has these) or fabric? Good idea, Snippet.
                            My cover has elastic loops, but fabric would be pretty. Plus, you don't have to have several different colors of elastic to blend in with the cover fabric.

                            I know what you mean about the metal zipper being a good sturdy selling point. I'd want something that will hold up to lots of use. But there are some great nylon zippers out there that are usually used for outerwear - some with rhinestones! lol

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                              It looks good. BUT I noticed on the one picture that your size doesn't seem to be consistent from the folded edge to the outer edge. I don't know if it is the picture, or a case of needing a press...hard to see when the fabric is so lovely.

                              Also, you may want to consider a flap that would come over and close with a velcro closure, or a magnetic one. That might help in the laying open if people don't want to take the Bible out for us.

                              good job tho!
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