Letter Q Craft
Q is for quilt, our newest letter Q craft! My 3 year old little girl made her own quilt. With parental supervision, it was a great after lunch activity that kept her focused and helped reinforce our learning activity. Even if there is no sewing machine in the house, you can whip up this letter Q craft to reinforce letter recognition.
A Quick Letter Q Craft
While we were dancing and each rattling off things that start with the letter Q, Elise said ‘quilt.’ She immediately stopped dancing, looked me square in the eye, and said, “We could make a quilt today.”
I don’t make quilts ya’ll, they’re just not my thing, but even I know that quilts take longer than the attention span of a 3 year old will allow. So, I compromised and suggested we make a quilt for a doll. It was easy, took about 30 minutes, and made for a great letter Q craft.
What If No One Sews?
Before you roll your eyes and say, “I don’t sew,” how easy would this be to make in paper? A bit of construction paper, some glue, and some ever-important scissor practice, and your preschooler could have a quilt done by snack time.
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Because it was going to be such a quick project, I didn’t think to take many pictures, but I snapped one of ‘us’ sewing. She was so well-behaved when I laid out the ground rule of “no fingers near the sewing machine.”
She asked for some help in figuring out a pattern, but knew she wanted three different colors. Elise selected her fabrics from my scraps and fat quarter fabric box, and even decided on the size to fit one of her favorite dolls.
The kid can’t wipe her bottom yet, but she’s already starting to design bedding.
I did all the cutting (even though she tried with her safety scissors) and Elise helped me measure each piece so they were all the same(ish) size. When I was finishing up the cutting, Elise got a huge grin on her face and said, “Wouldn’t it be beautiful if there was a Q for quilt on it, too?
Oh. Em. Gee. Ya’ll.
After I recovered from the cuteness – and obviously above-average intelligence – of my offspring, I grabbed a knit scrap and cut out an uppercase Q. Because this is just a letter Q craft and not a real quilt, use knit for an easy – no hem, no ‘real’ applique work needed. Knit fabric doesn’t fray, so you can just top stitch along the outside and inside edges of the letter.
This letter Q craft was easier than making a pillow, so it’s a great beginner sewing project for kids; those kids who are old enough to operate a sewing machine safely. Mine isn’t there yet, but she is itching to get her own machine – a Hello Kitty sewing machine has been requested already.
So there you have it: a quick project that uses scraps AND reinforces some letter Q fun. Win, win.
If you’re looking for some other kid’s craft ideas, check out our kid’s crafts page or start with some of these:
This is so cute! I love anything with owls. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!
This turned out really cute! :)
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Your Elise is a doll!
Now this is my kind of Quilt! I know Jen’s Guy spilled the beans on my limited sewing abilities, but what he didn’t tell you is that I am the master of sewing doll bedding and pillows. He can’t even compare to me in that category. I love this idea and I am stocking up for the summer with ideas and crafts to do when it is about 1 billion degrees here in Southern Az!
This is so adorable! I love how involved baby girl is! And girl your sarcasm keeps me rolling! :D
Oh my goodness… how very, very, awesome! I love this.
I love doing sewing with my oldest… but reading this made me think I should try with my youngest soon too.
Thanks for sharing.
A chip right off the block. She did a fabulous job and I am totally pinning this for when I have a chance to make this with my own toddler. I would love to make an M. :)
I knew she was cute and WWWAAAYYY above on the intelligence level, but this is adorable! Lucky Doll – since doll probably has no clothes on at the moment and it could really use a quilt to stay warm.