Wednesday, August 26, 2015

J's Sewing Adventure begins

I've been busy working on some Beloved Buddy orders, so the kids have had free reign in the studio.  Alex started an incredible project (to be unveiled at a later date), and Justin was not going to be left behind in the dust!  So...... he wanted to make a quilt of his own.

 First he selected and carefully ironed his fabric.  He fell in love with a space-themed fabric at Jo-Ann, and was inspired by the colors on it.
 I drew each letter for him on construction paper-- he used the light table to trace it (backwards) onto the fusible interfacing.  Then he cut out the letters, peeled the backing off and ironed them onto his quilt.

 The next step was to use Sister's sewing machine (with a VERY slow treadle option) and stitch the letters down.

Wow!!  That is a LOT of work for a 4 year old!  We have to go to the store and find some batting and a backing, then he'll get to free-motion quilt it all together.  

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