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402 resources with the concept home economics

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Piecing: Expanding the Basics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers review and discover new techniques to use on their quilts. As a class, they watch a demonstration on piecing fabrics together and the different stitching that can be used. They share their designs with the class and...
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Portraits from Nature

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss and identify the elements of a quilted portrait. As a class, they demonstrate making the templates needed for the activity. They take notes on how to complete the activity and discuss finishing options for the quilt....
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Puzzle Quilts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students watch a demonstration on how to create a puzzle quilt. Using different fabric combinations, they use each block design twice to create the illusion that each block is unique. They are to determine which blocks are the same in...
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Pieced Flowers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice making pieced flower blocks to be used on their quilts. As a class, they create simple and complicated templates to be used as a stand alone wall hanging. They share their creation with the class and receive...
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Easy-to-Design Multiple Image Quilts

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students create a shadow quilt using designs from the book Shadow Quilts by Patricia Magaret and Donna Slusser. They use the book's ideas to design the quilt with their own fabric choices. They practice the shadow quilt technique and...
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The Art of Making Do

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars learn how to understand and use fabrics in a scrap quilt. They will gain the most if they can actually compose a quilt (or the beginnings of one) within class time.Quilting is a skill that is difficult for younger children...
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Exploring Machine Trapunto

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This machine quilting class will teach you how to add beautiful trapunto effects without having to make tiny slits in the back of your quilt. (Shops and teachers may use this description in their announcements, flyers, etc.)
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Garden-Inspired Quilts

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners create one-of-a-kind quilts inspired by gardens. Finished quilt size is 75" square. Inspiration and design process is the focus of creating these quilts. Lesson focuses mainly on design rather than completion of the quilt.
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Hand Quilting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students are introduced the techniques of hand quilting. After viewing a demonstration, they practice the same skills in which to successfully create a quilt. They share their creation with the class and offer constructive criticism on...
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Hidden Block Quilts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the concept of hidden block quilts. After viewing a demonstration, they create their own quilt design and complete it using different lettered blocks. They share their quilt with the class and discuss any...
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A Gathered Garden

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to how to create a garden made out of fabric. Using different types of fabrics, they make various types of flowers to be used on their quilts and practice using different methods to attach them. They share their...
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Creating Stamps for Fabric

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create different types of stamps using pressed leaves, foam, insulation tape and small plywood pieces. They decorate various fabrics blocks with their stamps and fabric paint. Individual blocks are then sewn together to make a...
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Using Foundation Piecing to Create Quilt Blocks

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students create a log cabin pattern quilt block inspired by an antique silk quilt in the Shelburne Museum. They choose a color scheme and practice the basic technique of foundation piecing. After they complete a quilt block they remove...
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M'Liss Rae Hawley's Round Robin Renaissance

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students practice transfering photos to pieces of fabric. Using different techniques, they use their quilt making skills to create a design. They watch a demonstration by their teacher first and then make their own and share it with...
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Kids Quilt Together

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students practice stenciling designs onto fabric in hoops. After the quilting is complete, they stitch lace around the hoop to make it more decrative. They share their quilt with the class and the class comments on the design.
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Heirloom Machine Quilting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students practice using the sewing machine to make designs. After viewing demonstration, they discuss the best workspace, batting selections and how to prepare the quilt for use. They share their final quilt with the class.
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Cut-Loose Quilts

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students review basic geometric shapes to use in their quilt. Combining different shapes, they sew together their cut-loose quilt. They share them with the class and describe the meaning of the quilt to them.
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Easy & Elegant Lone Star Quilts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars watch a demonstration on making a quilt. Using that information, they practice making their own lone star quilt. They share their creation with the class to end the lesson and can make more quilts with different types of...
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Making Fry Bread

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students observe a guest speaker preparing Seminole fry bread. They take notes of the steps in making the fry bread and then prepare their own fry bread and eat it. They document the process with a digital camera and then create a...
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Gourmet Chef or Fast Food Mama?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the contents of a 17th century women's kitchen. Using probate records, they compare them with a historian's record of the same event. They complete an inventory of a kitchen of a women in their own lives.
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The African American Experience: A Research Quilt

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the contributions of African American leaders of the 1900's, They design and construct a quilt square showing the achievements of that individual.
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Love Letters to the World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars compare three service projects and decide on one to carry out in their community. They determine the opportunity costs of completing one project over another and vote for the one they want to complete. Students realize how...
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American Indian Cooking Before 1500

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read and discuss an article about Native American cooking practices before 1500. In small groups they recreate a recipe for pemmican and sample the results. They discuss how food preparation and ingredients differ from modern...
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Comfort Quilts Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students help create quilts to be used for students who need to know someone cares for them around the world. They document all of the work on the quilt and write descriptions to be sent on to the person or community receiving the quilt.