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Quilt making is a natural outlet for kids' innate creativity. Take children on a field trip to the fabric or quilt store and you'll be refreshed by their free-spirited approach to color and amazed by their fearlessness in the face of traditional quilting "rules." Just about any 9- to 14-year-old can turn out a stupendous quilt with some adult supervision and the terrific guidance of noted expert Alex Anderson's Kids Start Quilting. Stressing safety first, Anderson introduces kids to the rotary cutter, iron, and sewing machine, as well as the other essentials. She covers all the basics of quilt anatomy, explaining how to square up, cut, pin, stitch, and press the pieces, plus how to handle settings, borders, backing, batting, basting, binding, tying, and hand quilting. The seven nicely designed step-by-step quilt projects include log cabin, four-patch, saw tooth star, and sampler designs. A kids' quilt gallery features works by the six young quilters--both girls and boys--who collaborated on the book with Anderson, and quotes from the kids and photos of them at work on their quilts provide even more encouragement to other young quilters. --Amy Handy
This volume is recommended as a beginner's book for parents who are not themselves quilters but who want to learn quilting along with their children. The host of HGTV's Simply Quilts, Anderson aims this simple instructional project book at children ages nine to 14 and emphasizes safety in working with tools like rotary cutters and hot irons. Included are seven projects, including small quilts, pillows, and colorful wall hangings. The tips for quilting with children and the illustrated instructions for using the rotary cutter are alone worth the price of the book. Consider for public library quilting collections.
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Our Quilt guild puts on a Quilt camp for the youth in our area and we will use this great book for that. I like the way it explains things kids can understand.Published 9 months ago by Lou A. Bush
Hoping to pass on my love of sewing to the grandchildren and this was a welcome find from Alex Anderson who I'd enjoyed watching on tv in the past.Published 18 months ago by T. Reisz
This book is a very great way to start training beginning quilt sewing. It is filled with various.projects for beginners. I highly recommend it.Published on March 10, 2012 by Diane Claytor