It has been over five years since I’ve made a quilt. When my two ladies were born, my free time disappeared. When they became toddlers, the thought of having needles or a cutter accidentally left out terrified me. My quilting supplies remained buried for years, until I stumbled upon this beautiful stack of Moda Fabrics while doing spring cleaning. Oh Joy!
The girls couldn’t resist, so we busted the pack open. I am reminded of this quote, “Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.”
We grabbed Grandma Rosie’s old Singer and partnered it up with “Pink Lightening.” I am serious. That is what the machine is called, check out the official name on Amazon. We love this little kid-friendly sewing machine. It rocks.
After doing a bit of sewing, we discovered that the cutting board and ruler were broken, we headed to the local store for replacements. Here are my favorite basic quilting supplies:
- Olfa Cutting Mat 18″ x 24″
- Fiskars Donna Dewberry Collection Easy-To-Read Ruler
- Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter
- Grabbit Magnetic Pin Cushion
- Moda Fabrics
This is the first big sewing project I’ve done with the girls. Quinn has made some cool small stuff, like these handmade felt envelopes. I am excited to dive into a long-term project with them. I’ll be sure to share the final quilt when we are finished.
Looking for some additional quilting inspiration? Check out this board of simple ideas on Pinterest.
Or for ongoing inspiration, chat with me and some of Facebook’s top bloggers on this new DIY & Crafting Group I’m co-hosting. Request to join and I’d love to add you in as a private member! Check it out.
Do you sew with your kids? I’d love if you shared photos in the comments below.
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