After my daughter left for a cute hair appt., I lured the grandbabies into my sewing room and asked them to pick out fabrics they liked from the scrap bins for a doll quilt. They actually like that kind of thing... and are fairly good at picking colors that go together.
First, I had Emma, who is 9yo, press the fabric strips she selected and showed her how to sew a 1/4" seam. Took a little practice to move from me manning the foot control to doing it herself. I also had to introduce her to my seam ripper, asking her to please note that I keep it right beside the sewing machine because grandma uses it frequently!
By this time, Emma felt comfortable sewing straight lines and she worked steadily at quilting half the doll quilt. She became a bit distracted because her younger sister was playing a computer game behind her so she asked if I would finish the quilting. I don't blame her... straight-line quilting can be tedious.
Emma picked out the binding fabric and I bound her quilt for her.... then Maddie had to try it out!