A friend of mine gave us a bag of old scrap material to pick through, and the kids cut out their patches.
They would need nine square patches to make the quilt pillow.
I was unsure about showing my five-year old how to sew, but she insisted on doing it herself. Since she gets tired after a short while, I told her she could do a little every day; but I wanted her to finish the job herself, as long as it took.
My fourteen-year old completed hers in one day, as seen above and below.
And the next day she finished the backing and the stuffing. It's so cute.
My six-year old wanted to sew his own pillow, too, otherwise I was not going to push the issue. So he cut out his squares and sewed them every day.
He truly enjoyed himself.
My eight-year old had to try a 12-patch quilt pillow.
And, my baby completed hers, too!