How many times have you tried to get on with a project only to be stopped by your children demanding attention!? There is a solution, get them to join you. In this article, I’ll go through the basics of how to teach children to quilt.
You can start them at quite an early age, my own Granddaughter (Eve) was just 5 yrs old when I introduced her to sewing and 8 when I started teaching her how to quilt. She’s 14 now and at the moment is mainly interested in Ed Sheeran and filling in her eyebrows, quilting is low on her priority list!
How to Teach Children to Quilt
Young children will want to do what the grown-ups are doing and it’s best to get them involved right at the start of a project. They also like to do things with their friends so get them to invite a friend round to join in.
Firstly, if you haven’t already done so you need to teach them to use a sewing machine. I was lucky enough to have a Singer Featherweight for Eve to practice on, it was a perfect size for her small hands. Put a bit of tape on the 1/4″ mark, it’s much easier for a child to follow this guide rather than the etched in one on the plate.