Celebrate grads with cool quilts (+ sale)

Posted by on May 26, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

Seriously, where does the time go? Another school year is coming to an end and children are moving up—elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school or <gasp!> high school to college or whatever other “grown up” plans they may have. All of these moving-up occasions call for the perfect gift.

Or, perhaps one of the kids in your life wants a project for the summer and has expressed in interest in learning to sew or quilt. Strike while the iron is hot!

Our sale books this week have great options for kid, tweenager, and teenager quilts, along with helpful tips!


Young at Heart Quilts by Julie Popa

Let children help
Julie says, “If you are making a project for a younger recipient, I encourage you to include him or her in the fabric selection process as well as the sewing.”

From Young at Heart Quilts
“Brickwork” and “Labrynth” by Julie Popa

From Young at Heart Quilts
“Cherry Blossoms” and “Starlight” by Julie Popa

Cool Girls Quilt by Linda Lum DeBono

Let the fabric do the work
Here’s a great tip from Linda: “My design philosophy is to keep the elements simple and let the fabric add all of the texture, color, and sophistication.”

From Cool Girls Quilt
“Cool Girls’ Tool Case” and “Too Cute to Cook Apron” by Linda Lum DeBono

From Cool Girls Quilt
Above left: “Daisies in the Sky Penant” with “Vintage Bouquet” quilt (over chair). Above right: “Bohemian Flourish.” All designs by Linda Lum DeBono.

Jack and Jill Quilts by Retta Warehime

Enjoy playing with colors
Retta designed quilts in both “boy” and “girl” versions, saying her grandchildren “inspire me to look at designs and colors through their eyes.” She’ll encourage you to step outside your color comfort zone and plug into the fun of being a kid, regardless of your age.

From Jack and Jill Quilts
“Two Stars Rising” and “Whitney’s Whimsey” by Retta Warehime

From Jack and Jill Quilts
“Candy Floss” and “Root Beer Float” by Retta Warehime


Have you sewn or crafted with kids, tweens, or teens? Tell us how it went in the comments!


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