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What would be a great beginner project for a 10 year old who would like to learn to sew?

What would be a great beginner project for a 10 year old who would like to learn to sew?

Old 03-20-2011, 12:27 PM
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I have a beautiful 10 year old step granddaughter down in Texas who wonders when I can come down and show her how to sew. Isn't that a cool request! Does anyone have any great ideas of a great beginner project that she'll love making?
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:33 PM
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Is she into dolls? A small doll sized quilt...or if you think she is ready, a small quilt for herself! That is what my daughters started with. They made quilts from 6 inch squares.

my 11 year old at the time
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my 8 year old at the time
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:34 PM
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PM your email address to me. I would like to send you pictures of my precious, little eight year old neighbor and her quilting projects. I taught her in the summer.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:41 PM
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Beautiful quilts. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:45 PM
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Enjoy your time together sewing... Life give us fond memories to enjoy. God Bless
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:49 PM
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I've got my neighbor girls to make simple (small) patchwork pillows.

the project is small enough that they can feel like they've accomplished something quickly and will be excited to do another project.

I've also done pillowcases, and doll size 9-patch quilts.

Good luck! We've got to keep the sewing in the blood of the younger generations.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:50 PM
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Fun color pillowcases:)
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:59 PM
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I hadn't thought of pillow cases. Good idea.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:13 PM
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A small patchwork pillow sounds like a fun idea. It's not so big. I guess when I go to Texas I'd better bring a few quilt books with me. My daughter might end up with pillows all over the house. Good idea!
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:16 PM
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A simple bg, totebag or book bag? A pillow?
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