Patchwork Doll Quilt

I thought I’d share the details on how I made the doll quilt from Monday’s post, it fits perfectly in the doll carrycot and the pair would make the cutest gift. The finished doll quilt measures 15 1/2″ square.


I started by cutting 32- 2 1/2″ squares from two coordinating fabrics. Both of these fabrics are from Hobby Lobby.


Putting a floral and gingham square right sides together, sew using a 1/4″ seam allowance. I chain pieced them by stacking them in pairs and then feeding them through my sewing machine one right after the other. This makes it super quick and saves tons of thread.


Clip them apart and iron your seams open.


Now you want to stitch your double pieces together to make four squares across. Place them right sides together with the floral on top of the gingham and vice versa so that when they are stitched together they will be alternating.


Clip them apart and iron your seams open.


Now you’ll want to do that one more time so there will be 8 squares across.


Clip them apart and iron your seams open once again.


Now your ready to sew your rows together. Place them right sides together, again alternating your fabric so you will end up with a checker board pattern.


Iron your seams open.


Now you just need to add the backing and batting, but cutting a square of fabric and batting the same size as your quilt top. I quilted mine by sewing straight lines 1/4″ from either side of my seams.


Then add your binding. If you want to add ric rack like on mine, I find it is easier to sew the ric rack to the perimeter of the quilt before I add the binding. Then there is no risk of it slipping and it will look more uniform all around your quilt.


Now pair it with a matching doll carrycot and make a little girls day!

Happy Sewing!!

xoxo, Cassidi


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