A New Quilter

Janie just had a birthday. For only 7 years old, she had a lot of good questions, and learned very quickly. She came with her grandmother to make a doll quilt.


These are the she reminded me that she learned (in case I forgot I guess):

  • Always wear a glove when cutting fabric
  • Pull your pins out before it comes to the needle
  • Needles are sharp like a razor, “like the one I picked up in the shower the wrong way when it fell.”
  • If you sew things on the wrong side they won’t look right
  • Don’t put your hand by the iron so you don’t get burned
  • The tortoise is for slow and the rabbit is if you want to go really fast. (speed settings on my machine)


Questions she asked:

  • Why do you put your blocks on the wall
  • What if you don’t have a wall big enough
  • Why do I have to wear a glove
  • Won’t the cutter go through the glove3-DSCN7184

With assistance, she pressed, cut and pinned her pieces. She went to town on the machine. She seemed to enjoy the entire process, especially the design wall.

Trying different layouts:1-DSCN7179Testing it out for size:

1-DSCN7189She took the pieces home and I’ll be sending her pictures so she can decide how she wants to finish it. Grandma will help her. She asked to come again, I hope she does, she was delightful.

Having fun with a next generation quilter on the journey, Jackie


  • Tanesha Nurse

    Love this! My 7 year old is learning too, it’s a lot of fun.

  • SandyH

    Wonderful–Sounds like a great time was had by all!

  • Sandi Colwell

    Fabulous!! She had great questions. I hope my girls will jump aboard at some point.