Yesterday was the first day of summer vacation for my 7 year old. This means that my sewing time will either be greatly reduced or will happen mostly at night. At least that was what I thought! For a few years now, she has been asking me to teach her how to sew. And when I bought my Pfaff, I kept the old Singer thinking it would be a good machine to learn on.
Yesterday we got her set up. She's close enough for me to help her and still sew on my own machine. I started her out practicing basic straight lines and then lining up her stitches at 1/4". It didn't take her long to get bored and she declared she wanted to make a blanket for her baby cousin. I can't say I blame her since she just spent 20 minutes watching me FMQing :)
I pulled out my bin of scraps precut to 3 1/2" squares and she started choosing. And sewing. And pressing and pinning. Before long she had her first collection of four squares.
For the most part they look really good for a first attempt. Only one is extremely wonky :) And she's standing behind me eagerly waiting to go down and work some more!
Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday!