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Monday, June 22, 2009

Fun Fabric for Children's Quilting Class

Last summer I held a 4 session embroidery class at our local library and the children who attended really seemed to enjoy learning a new skill and putting it to good use.

I have been invited back again this summer and the project I have chosen to teach this time is a 9 patch quilted pillow.

Wanna see the fun fabric I picked out for this project?

Fabric for Children's Quilting ClassThe four print fabrics in the lower part of the picture were part of my fun purchase recently when I was looking for black and whites for my sister's pin cushion bag. The other five fabrics are from my stash. I cut 5 1/4 inch squares of each fabric, so after hand stitching them into a 9 patch, the finished block will be 14 3/4 inches. After quilting and stitching to the pillow back, this should be just perfect for covering a 14 inch pillow form.

Now the only question is ... can 6 children, ages 10 to 12, get all this done in four 1.5 hour sessions? We'll see!

More pictures of the sample in progress to come!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Hi Mary Grace,
    Oh, this brings back memories of when I taught quilting to the children at my shop. I would embroidery the initial of the first name on one of the squares and let them put a patched pillow together. Loved seeing it come alive through the eyes of the kids.
    Keep Stitchen'

    By Blogger Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie, At June 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

  • Hmmmm...? Are they aloud to bring it home to work on? It might be a tights squeeze for finishing it up time-wise...
    I look forward to the progress on this MG! 8-)

    By Blogger Myra, At June 23, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

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