From: E Hess [ehess]
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 6:31 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: quilting
ricki fromkin wrote:
how do you and your students
> actually make the quilt?
Hi Rikki, Gotta apologize in advance -- I just don't remember your
grade level. I'm teaching K-5. I am a quilter, but I am not ready to
do a cloth quilt with my kids. Yet.
However I have successfully made paper quilts with 1st graders. Each
kid makes a paper patch, I punch holes every inch or so (I use a
three-hole punch and do two patches at a time--very easy). Then I
scotch tape two patches together and show them how to whipstitch the two
patches together. I keep adding patches, having up to five plastic
needles in use at a time until we have a class quilt. We overcast the
outside edges with the same yarn. The kids all love doing this and it
IS EASY. Easier and less work for me than a cloth quilt.
Good luck! I do have a more complete leson if you desire to see it.
:) Jeannie in PA
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