I've just realised that I didn't let you know that there was a tutorial available for the Apple and Teacher pattern. It's been around for a few months but I know a few people have bought it as a Christmas thank you gift for their teacher so hope the link will help you find it.
This pattern is a great way of using up those smaller books. It's minimum requirements are just 60 pages and a height of just 19 cm but you can go much bigger. Create in your own choice of colours for your own home or create and sell for others to enjoy. If you would like to purchase the pattern click HERE