Saturday, May 5, 2012

Quilting - Great Math Activity

Quilting is an excellent handicraft as well as a great hands-on math activity. Estimating material requirements, fitting the pieces together, accounting for seam allowances, and measuring the perimeter for the border fabric all involve math.

 My daughter created this quilt when she was seven years old.
 This one was made from old clothes when she was eight.
She followed a pattern in a book for this one, which took over a year to complete. She finished it when she was nine years old.

Quilting can take a lot of time and be very rewarding. This Tic-Tac-Toe Game is a great beginning quilting project.




5 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to do this. Can you recommend a how to book for beginners for us to use? What a great way to see your daughter skills advance over the years. She did an excellent job! I am very impressed:)

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    1. I would recommend searching through the library. We just got ours at a thrift store.

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  2. I am in awe. I have always wanted to make a quilt but have thought it too hard and here your daughter is making one at seven years old!


    Thanks for sharing on Science Sparks.

    Kerry :)

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  3. Her quilts are wonderful! Thanks for sharing with BTT!

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  4. Hey Julie. I love this blog post. You inspire me! Check out my blog to see how much! Keep up and take care. Miss you all so much

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