|Alissa designed an easy and fun Sew-Along for Fat Quarter Month. Welcome to Part 1 of our Sew,Mama,Sew! Doll Quilt Sew-Along.Today we’ll cut and piece our quilt tops. If you have any questions throughout the sew-along, be sure to visit the Sew-Along area of the forum. Add pics along the way if the mood strikes, either in the forum or in the Sew,Mama,Sew! photo pool.|
I hope you’ll join us in this simple doll quilt sew along!
If you’ve been wanting to tackle quilting, this is a perfect first project to learn all the steps. If you’re a seasoned quilter, perhaps this is an opportunity to try something new. What about using a color combo you don’t usually turn to or trying out a new quilting technique?
The sew along will be broken down into four posts over the course of two weeks. You’ll have plenty of time to keep up and make a cute doll quilt along with us!
The finished doll quilt.
Breakdown of the sew along:
- Part 1: Cutting and piecing your quilt top
- Part 2: Embellishing your quilt top, making your quilt “sandwich”
- Part 3: Quilting your doll quilt
- Part 4: Binding your doll quilt
The finished quilt will measure 16” x 19”.
- Variety of fabric for patchwork front – no piece is longer than 16.5”, making this the perfect project for fat quarters!
- 1 fat quarter for back
- 18” X 22” of batting
- 80 inches of binding, or the fabric to make it (about an 1/8 of a yard or half a fat quarter)
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Basting pins or spray
- Optional: Walking and/or darning foot for your sewing machine
Part 1: Cutting and piecing your doll quilt top
|Use a rotary cutter and mat to cut your fabric.|
|Lay out your fabric in the design you like.|
|Ok now that it’s all cut out, let’s start sewing it all together! While piecing the entire quilt top, always sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.|
|Sew the first two blocks, right sides together.|
|Continue sewing blocks into 5 rows.|
|Press all of the seams open.|
|One by one, sew the 5 rows together, taking care that your seams line up, to make up the center of the quilt top. Press all of your seams well.|
|Sew on the side borders, (the 2 15.5” strips) and then the top and bottom borders (the 16.5” strips).|
|Again, press all of your seams and you have a completed, cute doll quilt top!|
Check back in later this week for the next step: embellishing your quilt top, and making the quilt “sandwich.”
See you then!