Make a sentimental keepsake quilt this year as a fun winter craft project, and then hang it up to enjoy for many Christmases to come.
What You'll Need:
- White cardboard
Traditional quilts are made by sewing together squares of fabric in a special pattern. Often, the fabric was cut from old clothes and blankets used by family and friends. That way, the person who owned the quilt could sleep surrounded by happy memories of loved ones.
You can make a cardboard quilt full of memories by measuring 6 x 6-inch squares of cardboard and cutting them out. With a hole punch, punch three evenly spaced holes on each side inside the borders of each square.
Give a square to family and friends. Have them write holiday messages, draw holiday events, or draw portraits of themselves on the squares. Collect the squares.
Thread the needle with yarn, and sew the squares together through the holes you punched. You might need an adult to help you get started with the sewing.
When the quilt is all sewn, hang it in the family room or on the front door of your house. Bring it out each Christmas and add more squares for new family memories.
The arctic light on the next page won't last as long as this quilt, but you can make a new one whenever you want!