Patchwork Quilt Sewing Craft & Activity
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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.
What you will need:
Cut several squares out of foam. We made 6 in rainbow colors.
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.
Line up your hole punch guide & punch on the marks.
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.
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.
Cut foam shapes to decorate your quilt with.
Use the shapes to decorate your quilt.
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.
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