This is Elsa (14)
This is Abby (11)One thing we especially love is making clothes and accessories for their dolls. It's also a great way to learn how to sew and follow a pattern because the dolls are a lot smaller, so it is not so overwhelming for them while they learn. We use patterns from Liberty Jane and others I find online or I make my own. I made some cute summer shorts for Abby last summer and thought they would be cute in doll size.
I will share them with you in another post,but today...
I'm going to share the doll sized quilt that Abby and I made. It was a fun, quick project.
So first, you want to start out with 2.5 inch squares. Then, start laying them out in the pattern that you want for you doll quilt. Abby's doll "helped" as you can see.
Then, once you have your quilt top pieced together, then gather up each row and start to sew them together like the picture below.
Then, press the seam allowances to one side.
Then, lay them out like so...
Then, when you get them all sewn together, sew each row together...
I think she likes it already!
Then, pull up and fold over half the batting and quilt top and spray the basting spray on the wrong side of the bottom layer, then carefully lay the half of the batting down on the basted layer, then spray the batting and lay the folded half of quilt top down on the sprayed batting. Then repeat on the other side. If you mess up and need to pull part of it apart, no problem, the basting spray in NOT permanent. It is very forgiving.
First, fold and press about a 1/4 inch, then again over the quilt top edge all around. Then, when you get to the corners fold over the corner first, press, then fold the edges as explained earlier. It should look like the picture below.
This is what it should look like when all layers are basted together except to make it easier to bind make sure to have plenty of fabric all sides. :) I trimmed a little too close. So when you trim make sure you leave enough bottom fabric and batting to bind. About an inch or two. DON'T CUT THE QUILT TOP!
I just machine stitched around the binding since it was only for a doll and my girls would be handling it a lot, but you can hand stitch it around if you want to.
I think she likes it!
Do you quilt? Or do you want to learn?
This doll quilt was quick, easy and fun to make. I think my girls and I are going to make one for each doll. Then it's onto full sized quilts. :)
What do you do with your kids?