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Quilting Experiments

November 17th, 2013

I am always experimenting with something or other. My family gets a little nervous when my experiments involve food, but my efforts occasionally turn out well. My most recent experiment was a attempt to quilt a cover for an eighteen inch (46 cm) doll. I used the instructions for the simple doll cover in my book Learn to Sew for Your Doll. Learn to Sew is the third book down on my book page. Instead of using light cotton fabric as the instructions suggest, I made the top from cotton flannel with an interesting design. I used fleece fabric for the lining. I quilted around some of the designs on the cover’s top. As you can see from the photo, my quilting techniques need a lot of work.

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My use of fleece for the lining, rather than sandwiching batting between the cover’s top and lining, gave the  quilt a soft drape. I am planning to continue work on the idea of a fleece lining to see if I can come up with something that I like.

If you are interested in quilting for dolls and would like to see the free patterns that I have for small doll quilts, click here to go to my pattern page. Click free miniature quilt blocks under  Small doll accessory patterns in the directory at the top of the page, or just scroll to the bottom of the page to see the patterns.

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