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Kids’ Summer Quilt Project – step 4: snipping

This step is one of those things that takes ten seconds to learn, but a lot more time to actually do.  It is not difficult, but it can be a bit messy.


Snip along all the seams up to the sewing, but be careful not to cut the seams.  Keep doing this about every 1/2″ (1 cm) or so along.  It is not an exact science, so there is no need to use a ruler or anything – just eyeball it and close enough will do.  This does get hard on the  hands after a while, so be sure to take lots of breaks.  Spring-loaded scissors help too if you have them.  It might also leave little bits of thread everywhere, so be ready with a broom or vacuum.


This is probably the most difficult step, so kids may need help.  When this is finished, you are almost done!


2 thoughts on “Kids’ Summer Quilt Project – step 4: snipping

  1. Thanks! 🙂
    We have one quilt at the snipping stage, one at the piecing together stage, and one still at the sewing the blocks stage… they are poking along nicely! Unfortunately, we will be taking about a month break, then coming back to them after we move. We look forward to seeing pictures of the cousins finished works! 🙂


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