I have posted before about working with the neighbor girls, teaching them sewing skills. One is 10 years old, and the other two are getting close to 8 years old. We have had some good discussions on the board about this.
I am interested in hearing experiences and opinions about working with children and the iron, as well as cutting tools. I don't think I will let these girls near a rotary cutter for years. Right now I do all of the piece cutting. They awkardly clip and trim with scissors.
This will be the first year that the girls enter any items of sewing in the fair. I know people who do all of the rotary cutting for their children or grandchildren's fair projects. When I was in 4-H, my mother made sure we did everything on our projects ourselves. However, even in quilt shows, people have often used pre-cuts and some send their binding out to be done.
Any thoughts and ideas on these subjects would be welcome.