My 6 year old is making a quilt!

It’s so amazing what our kids learn just by watching us. Cadie told me that she was going to make me a quilt for Christmas and then she just started doing it.  I was floored.

(Cadie knows that she is allowed to use my sewing machine on ‘turtle speed.’ That is our rule.}

It started when she found this charm pack of 5” squares that I brought home from Quilt Market. First she arranged the squares on my design wall and then she started sewing them in pairs. Who ever taught her to do that? Not me!

But, since I had also never taught her about seam allowances, her ‘blocks’ looked like this.

After making a few she grew really frustrated. Somehow she instinctively new that her blocks would not fit together!

Then I had an idea. This is a 1/4” piecing foot that came with my Juki TL-2010Q. I don’t like to use it because I generally sew with a scant 1/4” seam allowance, but it was perfect for Cadie. Once she figured out how to make the fabric edges touch that little stopper on the sewing machine foot, this six-year-old’s seams were perfectly even and straight!

And I unpicked all of the blocks she had sewn so far. It was going to be my quilt, after all. 🙂

More progress on Cadie’s quilt is to come!

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

Happy Sewing!

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