Sarah, 8 years old, is wanting to make her first quilt. We have practiced using the sewing machine by her making a pillow, and this weekend a simple skirt. I emphasized that there is no mistake with sewing that can't be fixed with a seam ripper and tried to make it fun. We talked about how quilting seams need to be exact, so we marked 1/4" on the machine and she fed the skirt material with it lined up against the tape. Did pretty good. She was excited when her skirt was finished and modeled it for her Dad.
The problem is that Sarah is having trouble controlling the foot pedal for the machine - goes really fast, then really slow. Any suggestions on how to help her other than practice--and patience, patience, patience? :?: