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