Kids' Classroom Quilt

by Kelly Cunningham

I work at a recreational park, and we host a number of summer/day camps for young children throughout the summer. This year, the girls and I thought it would be a really cute idea to have each child design their own quilt square.


We would sew each square together and make a quilt out of it. None of us has done anything passed beginners' quilting. We were wondering, what would be the best way to go about this? I asked a lady at WalMart the other day, and she suggested 10x10 squares.

I can work the sewing machine all right, and I can sew by hand pretty well, too. We would be open to ANY suggestions you might have to making a really cute quilt creation for all the little kids!

ANSWER

What a neat idea! There are many ways kids can design their blocks. Here's a few fun ideas:

Draw pictures with Crayola Fabric Crayons. These crayons are made especially for fabric. The colors are bright and they have a smooth application. When the kids are done drawing, you heat set the design with your iron.

Depending on how many kids you have, you might want to buy several boxes. Please, don't buy cheap versions; They tend to bleed and it's hard to set the color.

In fact, when you're buying craft supplies, always buy quality brand-name items. It will save you a lot of frustration.

Here's a few more ideas.

Crayola Fabric Markers

Fabric Paint

Fabric Spray Paint

Sponge Paint

Rubber Stamps


The sky's the limit on decorating quilt blocks. I've only given you a few ideas. Just be creative and have fun!

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