It’s been a long time since my last post. I’ve had lots going on, as I’m sure everyone does! So, there’s no excuse! ;D
I’m teaching my 6 year-old daughter, Alyssa how to sew! And, she is having a blast! She’s made a couple of pillows to start; and, this week we made fabric ornaments. I cut out the shapes and Alyssa has sewn her teacher’s ornament all by herself and she’s so smitten!
I think it’s best to train a child on a ‘real’ machine instead of the toy machines. A hand crank is also a good child’s beginner sewing machine. Always teach safety no matter what kind of machine use.
…she also stuffed her ornament!
Way to go, Alyssa! I’m thinking by the time she’s 8 years-old, Mommi’s Helper will be piecing quilt tops! ;D
I’ve been busy sewing all kinds of things. A sewing friend of mine, who also had given me my first treadle machine, taught me to piece and free-motion quilt. I’ve always wanted to learn how and now I’ve gone quilting crazy! Resistance is futile!
On that note, here is a WIP of a Christmas tree skirt, which I have pieced and am now free-motion quilting. Check out the tutorial from Piece N Quilt blog.
Hopefully, I can finish quilting this today so that I can add the binding and get it in the mail soon!
Here is a cute gift or stocking stuffer project using up scrap fabric.
Cup cozy (cup sleeve) and mug rug (coaster)!
I used a cup sleeve from my cuppa as a template and added about .5″ in size for seam allowance; cut 2 of fabric and cut 1 of batting (for both sleeve and mug rug). I measured about 2″ in width for binding (sleeve). Cut the mug rug 4.5″ square and for it’s binding, I measured about 1 1/8″ width.
It was good sharing with you all! I have to get back to work. I’ll try not to stay away so long!