The title pretty much sums it up I think!
2 years ago when sissy had a quilt in the quilt show Mr. B said he wanted to do that, he was 3. I said OK, you will be 5 for the next show and we will do that! He has now made 2 quilts, the first when he was 4 and he helped draw lines for me to sew on and then he say on my lap while I sewed at the machine.
This time he was able to guide the fabric, with a little help and understand the process much better. He thought it was cool how we could sew each piece together to make it BIG, like a puzzle.
When it came time to quilt it, asked if he wanted to draw with thread from the front of the machine or use one of the boards on the back. He like the swirlz board from Circle Lord so we used it.
As I learned in my first longarm class, it is important to finger trace the design, so we did that.
Then he stitched the first 2 rows (we needed 4). He watched from the front while I stitched another row. He liked that watching the stitches appear on the quilt.
Time for a quick photo and then he was off to ride his bike and explore the neighborhood with grandpa!
Sewing with boys – that are 5!
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Awesome. I’m very impressed by your grandkids! I’m taking my 1st long arm class at a local shop here in SoCal next week. My understanding is it’s edge to edge all over design, but I’m excited I’m diving in!
Congratulations on taking the plunge. I find quilting very rewarding and hope you do too!