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Thread: Help with teaching a class

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    Thank you all for your advice....I tend to jump in and just start....I had thought we would start with a small project to learn the basics that might include a block of each of the designs they want to do. Thought for a Christmas gift or fall project. their ages are 6, 9, and 11. It will be an adventure and I am excited. No matter what happens I think it will be fun! Any more advice is welcomed. Thanks again.

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    check the kids patterns at quilterscache.com

    making a single block for a potholder is the best way to go...

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    If they have not sewn on a sewing machine, I have them practice on lined notebook paper and an unthreaded machine. When they can sew on the lines, but you cannot see the holes till you hold up the paper, they are ready for fabric. Then I progress to string blocks. As the seams get more consistent, THEN we move on to individual patterns. And until they are teens, I use the rotary cutter. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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    i would have them start on the same project. it will make it easier for you. And start with a 9 patch or rail fence or a very easy. Pin wheel is not necessarily a beginning project.
    They all need to start simple and work up but as a group.
    I would never give them the choice of projects to begin with.

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