Sunday, September 19, 2010

Scrappy doll quilt

I found this in my attic. Outgrown dresses, shirts, boxer shorts and other left over clothing.

Inspired by this post, I started to strip and cut the clothes apart...

... to make scrappy fabric strips.

I made a "quilt sandwich" out of a couple of old pillow cases and then I started to quilt. Fun and quite easy actually.

All pieces measures about 2 inches long or wide, sometimes a bit less, sometimes a bit more. They are square and rectangular ones.

When Finished with the quilt top I realized that the batting/wadding I had used were way to thick (I had it in a drawer from a project I did years ago), so I decided to sew the edges down to take away the "puffy-ness".  I am very pleased with the result even though it took lots of thread and some extra time to finish.

And then I started the binding. Interesting (read frustrating, tearing my hair, cursing and grinding my teeth...) experience involving a number of trials before I got it somehow right... Big challange. I think I unravelled the whole binding at least twice and the corner three times before I got it right.

And so VOILA! All done. My doll quilt is finished. This is the front.

And this is the back.

The binding in close up (it is okay isn't it?). I attached it to the back, folded it over and machine sewed it on from the front, as close to the edge I could.

A perfect first project where making mistakes not has to be a big thing. More a practising experience, learning A LOT!!! And I think it is darn cute! My scrappy doll quilt!



  1. Wow, what a great idea.
    Beautiful work!

    ~X~ Karin

  2. Wow, vilket härligt täcke! Det blev jättefint.

  3. I love it! You did a great job arranging all those little fabrics. :)

  4. Looks wonderful! I always find that the best way to learn is by making mistakes. :)

  5. Den ár sá fin, sá annorlunda. har aldrig sett nágot liknande. Blir helt tagen.
    (och en aning avundsjuk).
    Nu ska jag bara ta en liten husmorssemester till Stockholm och virka färdigt min filt SEN ska jag dyka ner i lapp-ládan. Blir sá sugen när jag ser sádana underbara skapelser.

  6. Ryanair har börjat flyga Málaga/ Stockholm (Skavsta) direktflyg för billiga pengar. jag hade lite ledig tid över innan jag börjar jobba heltid sá det blir 5 dagar den 23/9 - 28/9 hálsar pá ett par vánner och lille-bror. resten av familjen har jag i Karlshamn sá dom kommer jag inte att tráffa.


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