This final book in the My First Sewing Book series is ideal for children who are old enough to sew on a machine and have had some machine experience. Building on the lessons of My First Machine Patchwork Book, young seamsters learn about quilt making. After picking a quilt plan, children learn how to color in their designs and how to shop for fabric at a store. This guide covers using a template, cutting and sewing patches together, assembling the parts, adding batting, and using ties or quilt stitches to create a child-sized 9-block quilt. This book is also ideal for adults who want to learn the very basics of quilting. The My First Quilt Book kit includes the book, five quilt plans, and a cardboard Four Patch template.Winky Cherry's unique My First Sewing Book program teaches young children not only sewing skills, but life skills: responsibility, commitment, focus, patience, coordination, organization, and how to follow rules, all through the enjoyment of sewing. In six books, levels progress from simple hand sewing, embroidery, and doll making, to machine sewing, patchwork, and quilting. The three hand sewing books feature clever rhyming instructions for children as young as 5. The three machine sewing books are for children ages 7 and older. All six titles have simple, clearly-illustrated instructions. Each book builds on the previous books, and each book can stand alone.
About the Author
Winky Cherry has been teaching children to sew for more than 40 years. She is the author of the My First Sewing Book series of kits, and a teaching manual and two DVDs based on The Winky Cherry System of Sewing. She believes that hand sewing rewards the child with a feeling of accomplishment and a completed project. Sewing is also a way to learn safety, sharing, decision-making, confidence, and patience. She uses rhymes because they make sewing rules fun and easy to remember. She lives in Tesuque, Arizona.