My step-granddaughters are 6 & 9, they are spending the weekend with me and my DH.
Tonight after dinner I taught them how to use my Singer 201 handcrank machine. They were making quilt blocks from my scraps and were having so much fun. I used a long refridgerator magnet for a seam guide as my machine doesn't have markings on the throat plate; it really helped them guide the fabric easier. They've been wanting to learn to sew for about the last year and I didn't want them to use an electric machine yet. They picked up how to use it fairly quickly. The older girl even tried the treadle, she decided she wasn't ready for that yet.
The finished quilts will be for their dolls and maybe later on we'll make some more for their beds.