Reviewed on: 4/19/2011 12:00:00 AM
I bought this as a gift for my young niece, but when I received it, I felt it would be too tedious for her to complete. I ended up making the quilt myself. It was great fun! I gave it to my toddler aged niece who carries it everywhere she goes. After many washings it has maintained it shape and vibrant colors. I think it would be more realistic to market this product for preteen aged children, however.
- Schoolmarm Kim
Reviewed on: 6/30/2010 12:00:00 AM
The strings at the end of the Knot-a-Quilt squares are cut too short to work with easily. I could barely work with them and my 7-year-old granddaughter, for whom I bought it, was in tears of frustration. I called the company who made it and they were supposed to send a replacement item (I could select another item of equal value) and they said it would take two weeks to show up. That was three weeks ago. Nada. This is the first time I've had any problem with a Hearthsong purchase. Everything else I have bought for my grandkids has more than lived up to expectations.
Reviewed on: 6/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
The Knot A Quilt met our requirements on many levels; it is attractive, functional and requires a group effort to assemble in 30 minutes or less. We found the ties to be a bit short for ease of use by adults. Of course, if the ties were longer, the squares would have to be a bit larger as well. I cannot comment on the wash and wearability because all of our quilts were gifted to the needy. The response to incorporating quilt making into our custom teambuilding programs for relief packages has been great! The participants get into the activity because they support the cause and connect with the opportunity to send their love and support through a handmade quilt. The Hope for Haiti team hugs us each time we make another drop for delivery. We plan to expand the Knot A Quilt program into a charitable program to provide blankets to the homeless this fall. I can always count on Hearthsong to find unique, quality crafts and games to complement our services at Resort Sports,Inc.
- Debbie, Bringing Hope to the Hopeless
Reviewed on: 5/27/2010 12:00:00 AM
My 8 yr old got this for Christmas. She had been excited about it in the catalog. She quickly lost interest in it when the pieces were difficult to come together. She only put together three or four squares before she was frustrated. The squares pucker so that the quilt doesn't lie flat. It's easy to miss and tie the wrong parts together if you're young. I would have to have done the squares w/ her in order for the quilt to lay flat. I would recommend it for someone who makes the loop potholders w/ ease and never misses a loop. It's at about that level. My girl is not there yet unless I do it w/ her ( most 8 yr old girls want to do things independently). Also, the quilt will have holes where the pieces are joined.
Reviewed on: 5/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
My daughter enjoyed laying out the pattern and knotting the quilt together. She's not yet finished, but when she does finally get it done, I'm sure she'll feel a great sense of accomplishment. She says she will take in on long trips in the car to cover up with.