Today’s post is written by Bren, a contributor to PreKinders.
We make these easy-to-make quilts for our P.J.’s and Pancakes Day.
I show the preschoolers several real quilts with a suggestion that they can make a pattern on their quilt with the fabric squares if they want.
- Felt squares (one per child)
- Heat and Bond iron-on fabric adhesive
- Colorful fabric
- An iron and a pressing cloth (a piece of cotton fabric)
To make the quilts:
Teachers or parents will need to prepare the quilt squares in advance by ironing and cutting the fabric. First, following the directions on the Heat and Bond fabric adhesive, iron the adhesive to the back side of the colorful fabric. When done, there will be paper on the back of the fabric.
Next, cut the fabric into squares (about 2”, but doesn’t have to be exact.)
To design their quilt, children will peel off the paper back and place the colorful squares on the felt square. Most of the children naturally line up the squares. Some make more of a “crazy quilt”.
Adults will use a slightly damp pressing cloth and iron to fuse the colorful squares to the felt. It takes about a minute. (Directions are on the Heat and Bond package). Done.