Are you teaching someone to sew? These photos of Maddy, who is almost eleven, will inspire you!
When Maddy’s grandmother requested a School House for Inklingo, we listened, so she and Maddy were able to print the cutting and stitching lines on the fabric with the Inklingo School House Shape Collection and an ordinary Inkjet printer.
Maddy cut out all the pieces herself, following the lines printed on the fabric.
“She sewed the whole thing herself on my Janome 6600P and found it very easy.”
The sewing lines are printed too. Maddy sews along the lines.
All of the shapes are easy to print, and that frees you to modify anything you wish.
“We made the big window because she wanted a cat and a jug with flowers showing.”
The Inklingo Puzzle Page helps keep everything in order.
“She added a path and a pond with 3 frogs in it, a couple of chickens and some flowers, an apple tree, a bird on the roof, smoke out of the chimney, sewed on a button for the door and yellow one above the door for a light.”
“We backed all the cutout pieces with Appli-Kay Wonder and Maddy put each one where she wanted it and I did the ironing in place.”
“Maddy has a very bad cold at the moment and when I picked her up from home I didn’t think we were going to be doing any sewing but when she saw the house I’d made she was hooked. The whole process was great fun and we will be doing it again.”
“She was very impressed when I told her that you had put all this together for us and that you live in Canada. LOL Thank you once again, Linda and Monkey. Hugs From Maddy and Jeannette”
Thank YOU, Maddy and Jeannette. I am thrilled to see the photos, and to have your permission to show them here. You are an inspiration.
WIN A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE
You can leave a comment OR tip for sewing with kids HERE by Mother’s Day (8 May 2011) to be in the draw. See the other messages about School House too.
- School House in Electric Quilt
- Sewing with Kids (This is where to enter the draw to win.)
- School House Quilt Block
Please leave a comment for Maddy below this message. She is the future of quilting and an inspiration to me.
I think she has a very special grandmother too.
Linda & Monkey
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