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Thread: What do you do to occupy a 6 year old GD...???

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    What a wonderful memory and keepsake for you both.
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    What a cute baby quilt! I also have a 6 year old DGD who likes to sew. When she comes she asks what she can make this time. We have made a doll blanket, tooth pillow (she puts her tooth in for the tooth fairy) and last time the tube pillow case. Not sure what we will do the next time she asks because she sews for a while but then wants to do something else. But she sure is proud when she's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Peg View Post
    What a cute baby quilt! I also have a 6 year old DGD who likes to sew. When she comes she asks what she can make this time. We have made a doll blanket, tooth pillow (she puts her tooth in for the tooth fairy) and last time the tube pillow case. Not sure what we will do the next time she asks because she sews for a while but then wants to do something else. But she sure is proud when she's done.
    Great idea about the tooth pillow!!! Will be one of my next projects with her and I suppose her brother (9) will want to make one too. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Elfi
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    What a cute story! I love it that your Grandaughter is becoming a quilter! Nice job Maylin and Grandma!

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    That is a great story.
    I hope you plant a seed for later times for her.

    I have so many fond memories being with my grandma doing these things. I helped her tie a quilt, she taught me to embroider, crochet, and tat.
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    Great that she is interested, you both did a wonderful job.

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    I can't wait until my darling GD Zoe is old enough to sit on my lap and sew with me, probably a small doll quilt for semi-instant results. I did this before with another little girl who was 5 years old, I had her put her hand over mine when I rotary cut the fabric, then she sat in my lap to sew or the part she liked best was using the foot pedal while I sewed. The first time we tried this, I had just threaded my machine, put my foot on the pedal and she opened up the machine to see it sewing and said in a delighted voice "cool". A moment I won't forget, and she was so proud of the little quilt she made.

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    Sew sweet!!!
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    I think she did a great job for one so young.

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    That is so perfect a quilt full of special memories for both of you and to share for the baby as well!

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    What a treasured memory that quilt will be for the whole family.
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    She did a fine job choosing...it is wonderful that she wanted to do this.

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    Please tell Maylin for all of us that we think she did a wonderful job. It looks just perfect. I am also hoping to quilt with a grandchild someday. What precious memories!

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    The quilt is darling! It is interesting and such pretty colors. What a wonderful project you did together.
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    That is so cute! Maylin did a great job of choosing the fabric.

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    What a fun experience with her! She will treasure those memories always!

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    Her taste in fabric is very good. I would have let her do most of work herself, gets really learn by doing.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    what a great way to spend time togather its very quilt you both did a nice job!!!!
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    It's delightful and I'm glad Maylin has started quilting!

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    I like the blocks she chose, and with grandma's help she came up with a great quilt! When my DGD wants to sew we usually end up making a dolly blanket. She's 4 and that's as long as her attention span is. We also have a great time when she helps.
    Jeanie

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    This quilt is adorable. My 5 yr old granddaughter sews with me and is always so proud of what "WE" make. We are starting an important tradition. Keep up the good work.
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    you've got her started when the attention span increases I am sure she wil be bak to quilt

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    Wonderful. She did a great job. My 6 year old granddaughter sewed a quilt last summer. It was amazing to me how well she did. It is so much fun to help her. I know she will remember that special time with you forever. Great job.

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