Patchwork Quilt Sewing Craft & Activity

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Patchwork Quilt Sewing Craft & Activity

This is a great fine motor skill activity as well as a bright and pretty arts & craft project for the kids. Patchwork quilt sewing with foam pieces

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A few weeks ago, my daughter & I made sew & weave Easter bonnets. She really enjoyed working with the plastic sewing needle.  She liked it & took to it so well that I wanted to give her more sewing projects. Her nana is a quilter, so  she know a lot about quilts. I thought making a quilt craft would be a fun activity for her.

This is a great fine motor skill activity as well as a bright and pretty arts & craft project for the kids. Patchwork quilt introduction to sewing with foam pieces.

What you will need:

Foam sheets

Yarn

Plastic sewing needle

Hole punch

Directions:

Cut several squares out of foam. We made 6 in rainbow colors.

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Make a template on a piece of paper first. You want your holes uniform & to line up so this is important. It also makes it go quicker & much easier. Punch the holes out of the template & then mark your squares through the holes.

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Line up your hole punch guide & punch on the marks.

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Depending on the age of the child, they may need a little assistance getting started. Thread your needle with the yarn & then make a knot. Poke through the first hole.

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I had to give my daughter a quick lesson on how to sew the squares together, but she picked it up quickly. She sewed down the center first & then returned to join the rows.

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Cut foam shapes to decorate your quilt with.

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Use the shapes to decorate your quilt.

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We did not glue down our shapes, but you can. We bagged up the shapes & undid our yarn to reuse for another day. Now my little seamstress can just grab the pieces & sew them whenever she likes to use over & over again.

This is a great fine motor skill activity as well as a bright and pretty craft for the kids. Patchwork quilt sewing with foam pieces

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