When my grandsons, Danik, was 9 years old, and his brother, Gavril, was 8, they wanted to learn how to quilt. We spent hours trying to figure out what quilts to make. Finally, Danik decided on a Lego Man quilt and Gavril a Minecraft quilt. I first had them draw out the patterns on graph paper. Before any cutting, piecing, or quilting was done I taught them the basics of a sewing machine, we practiced straight line sewing on notebook paper, ¼” seams on scrap fabric, how to safely cut fabric with a rotary cutter, and how to carefully use an iron. Then the fun began. Each boy cut their own fabric and had a machine to work with while grandma was busy assisting them simultaneously! In the end both boys completed their quilt tops.
I quilted their quilts on my Forte and added the binding. They are now proud owners of two fabulous quilts, and I am one proud Grandma!