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Quick-Stitch Purse Project Perfect for Kids

Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY
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Memory Quilt

Steps:6
Materials
  • Rotary fabric cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing cutting mat (optional)
  • Clear acrylic quilter's ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clothing and fabric for quilt squares
  • Straight pins
  • A steam iron
  • Preshrunk 100-percent cotton batting
  • Safety pins; 1/2-inch-wide double-fold bias tape
  • Prewashed cotton fabric for backing (we used a vintage piece of matelasse bedspread, but
  • Yarn or embroidery floss
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Bird-Embroidered Quilt

Steps:6
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Tied Children's Quilt

Steps:10
Show your love for the little ones in your life with this adorable quilted blanket.
Materials
  • 1 yard printed quilt fabric for front, pre-washed and ironed
  • 1 yard solid cotton fabric for backing, pre-washed and ironed
  • Craft- or crib-sized quilt batting
  • Rotary cutter
  • Clear grid ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • 4 yards 3/4-inch or 11/16-inch cotton rick rack
  • White water-based craft glue
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • Quilt tie diagram
  • 1 spool Perle cotton embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
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Seersucker Baby Quilt

Steps:4
A spiraling seersucker log cabin quilt makes a tactile treat for little hands and feet. Mix colors and stripes (we used seven types of seersucker), and vary the directions of the stripes.
Materials
  • Rotary cutter and mat, marthastewartcrafts.com
  • Seesucker fabrics, bandjfabrics.com 
  • Cotton pima poplin (backing), bandjfabrics.com
  • Quilt batting
  • Basic sewing supplies
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Simple Baby Quilt

Steps:9
This charming baby quilt is an easy-to-make gift, and great for new moms.
Materials
  • 1 1/4 yards printed decorative quilt fabric
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Quilt batting
  • 1 1/4 yards woven flannel
  • Bent safety pins (sold with quilting supplies) or needle and thick thread
  • Masking tape
  • 1 yard solid cotton fabric
  • Sewing machine
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Monster Mittens

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Mittens and gloves
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Cabled Mittens

Steps:20
Materials
  • Yarn: 2 (50-gram) skeins sport-weight yarn
  • Needles: 4 double-pointed size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge, if necessary.
  • Cable stitch holder
  • 8 inches scrap yarn in contrasting colors
  • Tapestry needle, size 22
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Chicken Costume

Steps:3
A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. 
Materials
  • Comb and Ear templates
  • 2 white long-sleeved leotards
  • One bag of loose wool batting
  • 2 heavyweight white feather boas
  • Safety pins
  • Two 8-by-10-inch pieces of red wool felt
  • White pilot's cap
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Yellow rubber gloves
  • Sneakers with a heel tab
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