I kind of have an addiction to making Quilt-As-You-Go Double-Sided Placemats. They are super fast, easy and, as you’ll see in today’s video, a perfect sewing and quilting project for kids. And the pattern is FREE!
We do have a version of this tutorial that doesn’t feature kids. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/ahmtibrju2g
But if you have a little one you’d like to pass the love of sewing on to, you can watch as my 5-year-old uses the sewing machine for the first time to successfully make her very own unicorn and mermaid placemat.
I talk about some of the steps I took ahead of time and you’ll see what tasks I had her do, where she needed a little help and what she was able do completely on her own. My daughter even has a few tips for you … they’re cute.
The finished project isn’t perfect, but that’s not the point. She has a fun placemat, that she made, is proud of and uses every night. What a great way to start that love of sewing and quilting from a young age.
As always, the supplies we used are linked below and are available while we have them in stock.
Supplies we used
Quilt-As-You-Go Placemat (FREE Pattern): https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/quilt-as-you-go-placemats-free-pattern/
My Unicorn Rolie Polies by Kelly Panacci for Riley Blake Designs: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/my-unicorn-rolie-polies-by-kelly-panacci-for-riley-blake-designs/
Other jelly rolls: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-tag/jelly-roll/?orderby=date
1 1/2-yards Mermaid Party Poplin from Magical Creatures by Monaluna Organic Fabric or any backing fabric: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/mermaid-party-poplin-from-magical-creatures-by-monaluna-organic-fabric/
Walking foot: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/walking-foot-plaid-matcher-low-shank/
Thread to match your backing fabric: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/notions/thread/
Rotary Cutter: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-tag/rotary/
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Online quilt shop: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com
Brick and mortar quilt shop: Quilt Addicts Anonymous, 1232 30th St., Rock Island, IL 61201
Music: Midnight Flirt – T. Morri from Epidemic Sound