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Thread: Pattern ideas for a 6 year old

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    Junior Member Leah Stewart's Avatar
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    Pattern ideas for a 6 year old

    My daughter asked me tonight if i would teach her how to make a quilt!!!! Yay. Now, i need something simple so she can do it on her own but she only picked two colors blue and pink and they are true blue and pink, like crayon blue and pink, any ideas how these could go together?. I might be able to get her to add another color but i just want it to be all hers. Any help would be awesome, thanks!

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    simple 4 patch. Easy fast and straight

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    You could even just do squares. One pink, one blue, etc. for whatever size you decide. She will love it no matter what.

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    Agree with this approach. Three of my 'grands' started with a big 4 patch. Two of them want to learn MORE and want to have their own sewing machine.

    Here's a link showing two 'grands' with their first quilts.

    Two New Quilters created over their spring vacation

    Good luck and have fun!

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    Make a pillow sham she can stuff her jammies in!

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    I always recommend yellow brick road, it's an easy pattern and not boring to put together. My girls got so bored putting the same blocks together when I tried squares. I have taught many people with yellow brick road. Goes fast and for a baby quilt you only need six fat quarters and the border..... look at modabakeshop.com too I have done a couple off there and they were so easy!
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    my goddaughter made her first quilt of only 8" squares. She went through my stash and picked 49 different fabrics--definitely an 8-year-old's taste, but when done, it looked great, despite the occasionally uneven seams. She loves it and every time she visits me, wants to sew more and more. So, keep it simple, with easily obtained goals. Do a checkerboard pattern with her chosen colors and you can't go wrong.

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    Squares, 4 patches, or a simple rail fence would all be possibilities. How wonderful that she wants to learn to quilt!

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    My granddaughter just made one with big squares, 4 patch. I had her concentrate on even seams, learning about raising and lowering presser foot, and she even learned how to thread the machine. She is 9, and we don't live close so I can't keep up with it very much. I did use Glue Sticks to keep things together for her at the beginning. I also taught her how to rip stitches. I think she kind of liked that part.

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    Use Big squares because usually she will lose interest after about four long seams. My guild teaches scout troops to sew simple projects and most under 8 lose interest very fast. We keep the item under four to six seams for the youngest. A nine patch made with 9 fat quarters works great and always sews up looking pretty good. Layer, turn, and tie in each square. A child that is interested will have a finished quilt to take home.
    Got fabric?

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