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Needle Crafts for Kids

Storybook Quilt for Kids

Capture anecdotes and stories about your family with a beautiful storybook quilt.
Capture anecdotes and stories about your family with a beautiful storybook quilt.
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Stitch together a storybook quilt for kids, with squares of family pictures, sayings, and stories to tell the story of your family.

What You'll Need:

  • Poster paper
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Family pictures
  • Markers
  • Clear vinyl adhesive paper
  • Hole punch
  • Large plastic needle
  • Yarn

How to Make a Storybook Quilt:

Step 1: Use a ruler to measure and punch holes around the outer edges of the squares. Be sure the holes of each square line up with the holes of the squares next to it. Thread a large plastic needle with yarn, and sew the squares together for your quilt.

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Step 2: Glue a picture of each family member on a separate square -- don't forget your pets. Then write anecdotes, family sayings, or anything else that explains who your family really is. When all the squares are completed, cover each one with clear vinyl adhesive paper.

Step 3: Cut the poster paper into 6 x 6-inch squares. Make as many as you would like, but make enough so that there are the same number down as across when placed as a grid pattern -- for example, four down and four across.

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