I can handle a glue gun like a pro, but I'm certainly not an expert when it comes to sewing. I'm terrible at cutting and piecing little bits of fabric together. I've tried making quilts in the past, and they were failures. I got frustrated and never finished them. This quilting project was a lot easier, because I was working with much larger pieces and I didn't have to cut them.
This idea was pinned from I Have to Say and it was a mommy and me sewing lesson. I figured if a child could do this project, maybe I had a chance.
I let my son pick out the colors so we got six black and six yellow bandanas. Twelve bandanas was enough to make a quilt for a twin sized bed. I also bought some black cotton fabric for the quilt boarder, some quilt batting, and a few yards of soft flannel for the backing.
Sewing the bandanas was pretty straight forward, just a straight stitch on the sewing machine. The only cutting and piecing I had to do was the strips of fabric for the quilt boarder. Then I sandwiched the quilt top, batting, and backing on top of each other and stitched it together.
When it was finished, I used embroidery floss to tie it down. It's nothing fancy, but I can now say I've made a quilt!