sewing with kids: mini quilts
I think this is the perfect project to start out with younger children interested in sewing. Natalie and Emily were begging to sew these little quilts once we talked about them a little bit. It was fun!
They each started out by picking out fabrics from my scrap bin. Next I helped them each create a block. It was interesting to see how they did! Natalie had the hardest time keeping the fabric straight, Emily couldn't reach the pedal, so I did the driving. A good time was had.
So after they each made their scrappy block I added some sashing, free motion quilted it, and bound them using scraps! Really a great way to use up any scraps of fabric, batting, or binding. Plus now they both have a little quilt for their dolls or toys, it's fun to see them dragging them around to play with.
I think I sense a Hello Kitty sewing machine headed this way for Christmas! eeek!
How about you, do you sew with your kids?