Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kids Camp

I taught at the shop today.  We had 5 young girls and they made composition book covers.  Although I have made a lot of covered books, I needed to design a simple book that they could make.  Here is my sample.

I wanted to use a couple of different fabrics but still make it simple.  We did all the cutting and ironing for them.  The first thing they did was pick out two fat quarters to make their book cover from.   Next we cut the front fabric and the two flap pieces.  They then sewed them on each end of the front piece.  Then we used basting spray (we went outside to spray) and put the cover on batting.  The girls then did simple straight line quilting to hold the batting to the cover.  After quilting, the cover was cut to size.  They then made a pocket for the front and sewed it on. 

Next was turning under the flap edges and sewing them down.  Lastly we fitted the cover to the composition book and they sewed the top and bottom.  After turning them we managed to put the composition books into the covers.  Here are the finished books.

and here are the kids with their books.

I had a lot of fun, but it was exhausting even though I had two adult helpers.



  1. Wonderful! I bet they all love their new books.

  2. I've taught kids camp at the quilt shop. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Rewarding but exhausting. The books came out really cute thought. Congrats.


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