Monday, November 15, 2010

TOS Review - Corps of Re-Discovery - Patchwork Quilt Craft

We were recently given the Patchwork Quilt Craft from Corps of Re-Discovery to assemble for a review for TOS.  When I learned I was going to be on this particular review, I was very excited to share this with my nine year old daughter who is just beginning to sew.  She was equally excited when the materials came. :)

In our package we received  58 squares of precut fabric, a solid piece of fabric for the backing, batting, thread and yarn for tying off the piece in the end as well as step by step directions on how to piece, sew and finish the quilt.  All you need to provide is a sewing needle, a yarn needle and your creative spirit.

our fabric was a mixture of three different types of darker fabric as well as solid off white squares

I gave the project to my daughter and together we read through the instructions. She pieced together her quilt, trying to come up with a design. 
Laying out the quilt squares

Final design

She's new to sewing so I walked her through step by step. It didn't take long before I was able to completely walk away and let her complete the sewing on her own.  There is a lot of ironing when working with all these squares, which I did continue to help her with! :)
My take on this product? It's awesome! The quality is top notch, the directions were easy and clear enough that a non-sewing nine year old and her (non sewing) mother could easily piece the quilt together and the best part of all, we both learned a new skill, while working together. That alone is priceless.

The Patchwork Quilt Kit retails for $14.99 but is on sale right now for $11.99.  

Corps of Re-Discovery has quite a few fun, inexpensive kits.  How about an Arrow Kit from their American Indian line or a Quill Feather Pen Kit from their Pioneer and Colonial line (which is where the Patchwork Quilt can be found).  They have quite a few kits to choose from that will be sure to put a smile on your young discoverer. Make sure to check them out. They'd make great Christmas presents!

To see what others on TOS reviewed, there was a mixture of kits sent out :), click here.

 I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.


Sheri said...

Nice review and I love the layout of the squares on you dd's quilt. Lovely. Glad you both enjoyed this project.

Jen U. said...

We were sent the quilt kit too, Linda. R did a great job on her layout! I hope she enjoyed making it. Emmy did ours and really enjoyed it.