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Paper Dolls Quilt

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical, Classic, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton quilting fabric with paper doll print, doll clothes print, flannel, Heat and Bond, some scraps

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What are you most proud of? This was so much fun to make. The doll clothes were backed with flannel so the outfits would stick to the doll. One of the corner blocks is a pocket so the clothes could be stored safely and not get lost. And yes, I did have to play with the "paper dolls" just to be sure they worked, quality control is important.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Some of the dolls were close together on the print so be careful in choosing which ones to cut out. Within the print you may have the opportunity to cut out two of the same dolls and only one of another. I tried to get one of each. By carefully choosing the dolls I was able to get enough to make a second quilt, which is the blue one. This one did not have as many outfits available, but it still works.

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You'll have lots of fun playing with them the whole time you'e making the quilt. Enjoy yourself!

07/24/2012 Flag

Just bought a paper doll book, can't wait to "play"! Very pretty!

11/06/2012 Flag

I am in the planing stages of a paper doll quilt. I like your layout with the ovals. Since the dolls are different sizes, how did you decide on what size and how did you make the ovals. Any help would be appreciated. Ella

07/02/2014 Flag

It's been a while since I made this quilt and I had to think hard about how I achieved those ovals. Each of the frames are the same size, so I took each doll and traced an oval around her (I placed them up against the window so i could see her through the fabric) Make sure you have enough fabric around the doll for 1/4 seam. Next I took a light piece of fabric, placed the frame fabric backside to the light piece and stitched on the drawn line. Cut out the middle oval 1/4 inch away from your stitches. Then turn the frame fabric through the oval and press. In order to make the frame lie flat you'll have to clip some of the curves. Now lay the doll behind the frame, pin it so she is centered in the frame and then stitch as close as you can around the outside of the frame. I hope this works for you, if not give me a shout and I try again to help.

08/03/2014 Flag

Where did you get this fabric? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

02/17/2015 Flag