When my son was 12, I decided it was time for us to make a quilt together. I wanted to teach him how to sew, have basic sewing skills, and become familiar with the sewing machine. We worked on all of it together, the selection of fabrics, cutting, sewing, and quilting it by tying. He did a great job and later continued his sewing skills by making sleep shorts and small cross-stitch projects. Nowadays, his friends bring their mending jobs to him! He hasn’t made another quilt, but he understands and appreciates the work and time spent on the ones I make.
Press as you go! With a slight distraction from what’s on TV! He also took breaks by playing Nintendo; see the controller on the ironing board?! He learned unsewing as well; there's a seam ripper on the ironing board.
The completed quilt! I still have the quilt. It is a treasure!