I am sending them in sets of 5 to friends and family... I think they will be nice gifts.
You need a regular size sheet of felt (8X11 I think), and two cuts of quilters cotton of the same size. Along with two strips of interior fabric cut at 12X2 inches... (for the bais ties).
Fold the bias in half, then fold the halves in on themselves making the bias.
Then do the same by marking and sewing seams in the middle of each of the already finished seams.
Sew bias up, turning the edges in and stitching up the open side.
Sew up the sides, top and bottom leaving a space on the bottom for turning. Try to go right along the outside seams so that the center mark is in the center of hte roll when you turn it. If your kids are anything like mine, double back a few times over the bais handles... it keeps them in place better and the whole thing lasts longer.
Turn the roll right side out, pin and sew across the bottom.
Add pencils and a Mad Lib or other similar sized book and your DONE!