Doll quilts are a lot of fun to make. With a grand daughter who loves dolls I have made quite a few in the last few years. I also have 2 beautiful step grand daughters who have both received several dolls quilts I have made. When choosing a size to make these quilts I have used the quilt designing software EQ7. It's so much easier for me to draft my idea on the computer and then re-size it (tweaking where necessary) to the size I want.
I use fabrics from my stash and also my scrap boxes. Where possible I like to begin with my scrap boxes and use as much of this as possible. These quilts are so small and quick to make that they are perfect for using up your scraps.
I have made a range of quilt sizes depending on the size of doll it's for and also the wee dolls bed. You need to check this information out so that your quilt suits the doll it is for. As these patterns are quite simple it is very easy to adjust the quilt size to suit almost any doll. Here are some of the ways that I recommend to do this.
|Candy Delight Doll Quilt Pattern
|CupCake Party Quilt Pattern
|Pretty In Pink Quilt Pattern
|Spring Time Quilt Pattern
|Go Go Go Teddy Quilt Pattern
|Little Red Quilt Pattern
|Cross My Heart Quilt Pattern
Last year I decided it was time to learn how to free motion quilt my own quilts. These doll quilts have been a great way for me to practice some of the free motion quilting lessons without having to worry about making costly mistakes on bigger quilts. My grand daughters are delighted with the extra quilts they are receiving! Of course I'm keeping a few for myself as well!
If you don't have a fabric stash then buying a selection of fat quarters for any of these quilts is a great way to go. Or you may prefer to buy the minimum cut from the bolt. Either way works.
For the quilt backing fabric you will generally need one piece of fabric. I have been known to cut up old pillowcases when desperate and they have always worked very well. Children also like the feel of the soft fabric.