Our Prism Light Center light table was the perfect creative tool for Emma to work out the perfect design for a patchwork quilt for her doll! The squares are from a charm pack I won ages ago from Small Town Stitcher. Emma loved all the choices, and having the pre-cut charm squares made this project even easier.
She swapped squares in an out and moved them around until she got this design, which I love. Somehow a few of the pieces got swapped around during the sewing process (hazards of sewing with small children helping), but it is still cute.
How to Sew a Simple Doll Quilt
First we stitched the squares into rows on my beloved Janome HD1000. You need to make sure you get the seam allowances the same, or they won’t match up when you want to sew together the rows.
Then we stitched the rows together. I should have ironed them first, but I didn’t.
If you look super closely, you can tell that we didn’t line up the row on the far right quite perfectly. You definitely need to press all the seams after this step, and we did, but I apparently didn’t take a picture.
Next, we added a layer of white fleece and the backing fabric (a fat quarter Emma picked out for the quilt). Fleece is easier to work with than real quilt batting, and it works perfectly for a doll quilt. We stitched the three layers together with diagonal lines, and bound it with ribbon:
It has plenty of imperfections, but it still looks very nice, and is ready for hours of play with a doll!
I’m getting better at quilt piecing, but my quilt binding leaves a lot to be desired. If you have a tutorial you like, or any advice, I would love for you to share!
Do you make quilts? Or other doll accessories? Do you use a light table for crafting?
We received the light table featured in this post from ALEX Toys. All opinions and ideas are my own.