Aubry has been asking to make a quilt of her very own for a while. We decided to make this into a tutorial that you can find here. (You will also find it on my sidebar.)
I let her do almost everything on this one, including picking out the fabric and sewing and pinning. The only step I did by myself was ironing because I am not ready to set her free with that yet.
Letting her pick the fabrics was the hard part for me and guess how many fabrics she picked from my shop?
NONE! Not one!
My girl wanted to go with bandanas, which turned out to be bright and fun and colorful.
A post called Practice Makes Perfect (on a blog I used to keep called Me and My Girl) will help you and your crafter get ready for this project. I always make sure to talk about sewing safety with my kids, because running over your finger with the needle hurts. A lot. Some kids insist on learning this the hard way.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I will post all answers in the comments so everyone can see.
And most of all, have fun with this. Craft experiences are not for creating perfection, but rather for creating memories and relationship. If you get a cute project at the end of it, great!
The tutorial is here.