Scrap Buster Project ~ Tiny Ticker Tape Quilt Tutorial from Amanda Jean

on October 26 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 217 Comments

We fell in love with Amanda Jean’s Ticker Tape Quilt the moment we saw it at Crazy Mom Quilts. Most of the pieces are around 1″ x 2″! It’s beautiful!

Of course, we’ve come to expect to love everything about Amanda Jean’s creativity and her blog, from her stunning array of quilts (look on her right sidebar under “Quilts Finished in 2009” to view quilt after gorgeous quilt…) to her generosity in sharing free tutorials. We’re all so lucky because Amanda Jean generously shares her Tiny Ticker Tape Quilt Tutorial here today. Enjoy!

Materials needed:

  • 16″ x20″ piece of each, white fabric & a print fabric
  • 16″ x 20″ piece of batting
  • assorted scraps** of various sizes. most of mine measure about 1″ x 2″
  • 1/4 yard for binding

1. Make a quilt sandwich that consists of the white fabric on top, batting in the middle and a print for the bottom layer.

2. Baste your quilt sandwich. You can either spray baste or pin baste. I chose to use pins.

3. From your pile of scraps, chose any fabric scrap.

4. Using your walking foot, attach the first fabric scrap to the quilt sandwich, leaving about 1/2″ to 3/4″ from the outside edge. This will allow room for binding the quilt later.

I back stitch a bit at the beginning and the end of the seam.

5. Now the first patch is sewn on. The beauty of this quilt is that imperfections are ok-it is not fussy at all.

6. Continue adding scraps, working the pieces together like a puzzle, attaching each one with your walking foot.

7. Fill in the scraps until the white space is full.

8. Bind the quilt.

Yield, one 16″ x 20″ doll quilt.

**A few things to note about the scraps. I have a basket on my worktable that I have designated for small pieces (all measure less than 2.5″ square). I collect them as I cut for other projects. I do very little additional cutting of the fabrics for this quilt, I only trim a sliver here and there as needed. I like the random sizes of the scraps to dictate the layout of the quilt.

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217 Responses to Scrap Buster Project ~ Tiny Ticker Tape Quilt Tutorial from Amanda Jean

  1. Mimi says:

    This is incredibly unbelievably cool! I can do this – thanks for sharing!!

  2. Cheryl Schaefer says:

    Oh my gosh! I love the tiny ticker tape quilt. What a great way to use up scraps. It looks so fun and easy. I’m going to have to make lots and lots of them. Thanks so much for sharing your great idea.

  3. Shirley in Canada says:

    This is awesome!! My sewing machine had the 4-way stitch on it…think I’m going to try this! Thanks for a wonderful tutorial!

  4. Sharon Hughson says:

    Love this idea and how easy is this? I think if you made one for each month your scrap pile would be depleted by the end of the year. Great idea.

  5. Glenys Evans says:

    I have often wondered about this type of quilt. It looks harder than it is. Thank you for the Tutorial, I will make one to lie my 22inch baby doll on.

  6. Amy says:

    Oh my gosh!!!! I LOVE this idea!!! I have so many scraps, this is a wonderful way to use them! thanks for sharing.

  7. Candice says:

    I have a question, that hopefully you or someone else can answer regarding the tiny ticker tape quilt. Once it’s made and “loved on” should it be hand washed and hung dried so all the scraps don’t fray too much? Or is it ok to machine wash? I’d love an answer if possible, thanks! candicebairn at yahoo (dot) com

  8. Colleen says:

    Beautiful! My 4 year old granddaughter loves to watch and ‘help’ me sew. She would love to help “design” her baby’s blanket alongside me at the machine. A great idea for our next “sleepover”.

  9. Meagan says:

    I love this idea for using up scraps! It makes me want to make more projects, in order to have more scraps available!

    ~ Meagan

  10. Khanh Brown says:

    This is such a great idea!

  11. manda says:

    LOVE this project, whipped one up so quickly yesterday. this is going to make a great present for my friend’s daughter!

  12. michelle says:

    I love that you quilt as you add the scraps. So cute and clever!

  13. Charley says:

    This is simply too cute!!! My grandaughter will just love it.
    Thank you for sharing….I’m so excited to make it.

  14. Jackie Morgan says:

    That little quilt is sooo cute, but it won’t fray out will it?
    I am going to have try this out.
    Jackie in San Antonio

  15. Jordan says:

    This is awesome!

  16. Tari Green says:

    Amanda Jeanne’s quilt is adorable. I can hardly wait to start one for my granddaughter. So easy, coloful, and sweet.
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Candice says:

    I’m going to make one soon, I love it! Can I just use bias tape to bind it? Or would you suggest a “hand made” bias edging? Please respond and let me know what you suggest. Thanks!

  18. Lisa Garrett says:

    I am going to have to try this! Thank you!

  19. Leigh-Ann says:

    Now I want to make a huge one of these for my bed… that will be a lot of work! I need to start saving the little scraps!

  20. Mairi says:

    Oh my word… that is just sensational! Who would have thought something so simple could be so easy! Just gone to the top of my list!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  21. Ingrid says:

    Thanks so much for the inspiration. I too just made my own mini version and you can read about it on my blog if you have time to drop by.
    Next one is going to be more of a table runner I think!

  22. Heather says:

    I LOVE it!! I just made my own version and posted it on my blog…! SO adorable and I think my neice loved it! 🙂 THANKS!

  23. Yolanda says:

    Love it!

    Dumb question: When you wash it are the ends of the scraps frayed?

  24. Lindsay says:

    Would love this!

  25. I’ve seen similar quilts and loved them, planning to make one. Thank you so much for the tutorial. for some reason, it never occured to me to sew the scraps on at the same time as you are quilting. Brilliant! That will save so much time.

  26. Thanks for this tutorial! I just made this quilt for my almost 7-year-old’s birthday next month. Yay!

  27. Gretchen says:

    How cute is that?! thank you for a great tutorial!

  28. Greeblygreebly says:

    I finally got around to making this and it was SO much fun! Also used up quite a few of my “too small to use too pretty to throw away” scraps.

  29. Rachel S says:

    How perfect for a doll blanket! Thank you!!!

  30. Mare says:

    This a great gift idea for the little ones. Thank you so much for the tut!

  31. Sally says:

    I love this little quilt! It would be sooooo easy to do and a great way to use up all those little pieces of fabric that I just can’t bear to throw out 🙂

  32. Christine says:

    I love the look of this quilt, but I wonder, won’t the scraps fray?

  33. This is absolutely perfect for the scraps my daughter wanted me to sew together for her stuffed doggy blanket…The scraps were all too small and I’ve put it off for so long trying to find a solution! Great idea! Thanks! kg

  34. jennifer says:

    am i the only one worried about the raw edges fraying with multiple washes?

    i ADORE the effect! but i worry about the raw edges.

    i’m thinking of doing small freezer paper applique squares like this, as i love handsewing.

    kudos for the lovely CHEERY HAPPINESS of this! 🙂
    makes me smile!

  35. Angela says:

    Darn! I just gave away a big bag of scraps because I didn’t know what to do with them.
    Better start a new scrap stash for this one!

  36. Cathy says:

    It looks so easy! I think it will be perfect for the Annie dolls that I am making for Christmas this year! I have all year to keep collecting scraps to make each girl’s blankie a little different!


  37. Faith says:

    How fun!! I love this.

  38. Dorte says:

    Oh, so perfect! It looks like a million and it seems so simple to do! I must try one of these!

  39. HeatherL says:

    What a wonderful idea! I’m sure these go very quickly…may have to whip one up for a mini mama in my spare time. Thanks for sharing!!

  40. Sara says:

    This is a great beginner quilt and I am going to get a friend of mine that is terrified of quilting to make one too;) Love,LOVE this website BTW!

  41. Sarah says:

    Love this idea and can’t wait to try it!

  42. Kari says:

    I am just getting back into sewing after years away. I’ve always been too afraid to try a quilt but this one is so adorable that I am tempted to get a bag of scraps from the local thrift store just to try and make it!

  43. graciegreeneyes says:

    I’m so glad I kept all those scraps….

  44. Alex says:

    Another one of your tutorials on my to do list. Stop, please! 🙂

  45. LD says:

    so great. must start making more to have scraps to use for this!

  46. Jon says:

    Great idea, and your quilt looks great.

  47. Patter Cross says:

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE this. I have been wanting to set my paper crafting aside and get back into sewing, and this is just the thing to start with. Thank you for the amazing instructions. GREAT quilt!

  48. Story Quilt says:

    Great idea !!! Instead of sewing up pieces of fabrics, this saves a lot of time. I think I’m going to try this one when I finished up with my projects in hand

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  49. Genie says:

    This is absolutely the neatest idea for using SOME of all of the little scraps in my scrap basket…I hoard them like a little rat. So clever…and will look so cute on my branddaughter’s dolly bed at Baga’s house. For now I have my own almost 70 year old tiny little hand quilted blanky on it. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  50. Ali says:

    This is gorgeous! I had been giving my fabric scraps to my kids’ kindy but I will keep them and have a go at this quilt instead 🙂

  51. Laurel says:

    Okay, I’m a new quilter, but I do not understand why the edges won’t unravel and turn into a mess. Love the idea of using all my many little scraps, but am confounded by this.

  52. kathleen says:

    oh- I am so making one of these — i’ve too many little bitty pieces – and here is the perfect spot to use them up! LOVE IT.

  53. Beverly says:

    Now I know what to do with the “too small” squares of flannel from raggedy time blankets I’ve made! Thank you for this wonderful idea!!

  54. I’ve admired this quilt for awhile and LOVE baby version!

  55. SRKenney says:

    I adore this!!! A new project for me and my MIL for sure! Thank you!

  56. Heather x says:

    oooohhh this is awesome and so easy for us beginners…..thank you very much :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

  57. Emanuela says:

    Great idea!!! Fantastic!! Thanks so much from Italy!!

  58. Anicia says:

    It’s a great idea for use all that pieces of fabric…me encanto y de seguro lo hare!! gracias por compartir.

  59. Susette says:

    I think I’d like to try this.

  60. Faith says:

    I am going to make one of these for my daughter for Christmas!

  61. Maureen says:

    I just love this. Gonna make xmas presents for the dogs, since I don’t have any little ones. Can’t wait to make my first. Thank you so much for the tutorial. This is the greatest.

  62. Michelle says:

    Absolutely love this technique, it’s brilliantly simple!

  63. Andrea says:

    *Love* this! Will be making up a few for our child care center’s toddlers and preschoolers to cozy their doll-babies in.

  64. Dacia says:

    wow, I love this! I have to pull out my scraps an try this out!

  65. sara says:

    this is too adorable. usually I get frustrated with scrap ‘management’ but this might make it worthwhile. 🙂

  66. Amy says:

    Love this quilt. I am going to have to try one soon. Thanks for the tutorial. It is informative and fun!

  67. Jen says:

    This is great. I love how soft and cuddly it looks.

  68. Cindy says:

    How simple & how beautiful! I am new to quilting, meaning I just completed my first block (Jan Mullen Stargazey style)this week – but I KNOW I can do this too. In fact, I’ve been working with Halloween themed fabric and as soon as I saw this, I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with my scraps. Thanks to Amanda Jean for sharing & inspiring.

  69. Rose L says:

    I love it! It’s really OK to leave all those raw edges on a larger version? It will hold up OK?

  70. Shelley C says:

    Love this technique! I do have a bin full of these tiny pieces that I’m just too frugal to throw out! Doll blankies here I come! And maybe even a couch cuddler quilt too….I’ve got Plenty of scraps!!!!

  71. Marilyn says:

    This is a great idea! I have been doing traditional hand quilting all of my life, and have just recently discovered the new way to quilt. I love it!

  72. Ida Lively says:

    I love this and plan to do a ‘larger’ one (youth sized) in the very near future!

  73. Karen says:

    This is such a cute quilt! I think I’m going to have to make some for Christmas gifts for my granddaughters! Thanks for the tutorial.

  74. Amorette says:

    what a great idea! i think i will make a big version. the colors are so cheerful!

  75. greeblygreebly says:

    I love this! So pretty and it looks like something really fun to do as well.

  76. Edeenut says:

    Amazing what you can do with just teeny tiny scraps!

  77. Stella says:

    Thanks so much for posting this tutorial! I love the ticker tape quilt and how it uses the smallest of scraps that I can’t seem to part with!

  78. Krystina says:

    I have to admit when I first saw this quilt, I thought it would be really difficult because of how small all the little pieces were. When I read the tutorial… holy heck! I’m loving this project. Almost obsessively. Its not only beautiful, its something that I might realistically do someday! I can already see myself making my daughter a mini version of her quilt for her dollies. Thanks!

  79. Lauren says:

    I have never heard of this type of quilt. Wow… you learn something new every day!

  80. Laura says:

    I love amandajean’s website. I even made her stacked coins baby quilt for my little one, due in about 3 weeks!

  81. oooohhhh thanks for the tutorial! LOVE this quilt (and that adorable baby cradle!) If only I didn’t have to go to WORK this morning–I’d be starting one NOW!

  82. Susana says:

    I love this. A chance to use those tiny, tiny scraps I keep getting grief over saving! Thanks!

  83. happy girl says:

    You’re soooo good Amanda Jean. Thanks so much for taking the time to blog for the good of crafterkind!

  84. tarabu says:

    ticker-tape moved to the top of my ‘to do’ list the minute I saw it!

    My problem at the moment appears to be that most of my scraps are too big – go figure!

  85. Sarah says:

    This is the cutest thing I have ever seen. My two little girls need one for the dolls. Thanks for the tutorials. 🙂

  86. Sarah says:

    That is the cutest thing I have ever seen and so very simple. My two daughters NEED these for the dollies. Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

  87. Jeannie says:

    I just so love Amanda Jean’s creativity. I sure will make this quilt in some stage.

  88. kim says:

    What a great little quilt. I bet I have enough scraps left from the Halloween quilt I just finished. I’m going to pull those scraps out of the sewing garbage.

    I’m going to a quilt retreat next week. I bet I will be able to pick up lots of pieces that others are throwing away too. Think of the possibilities. Free Christmas presents!

  89. Cryssy says:

    I just love AmandaJean’s stuff. She makes me want to be a better me…

  90. Melissa says:

    That doesn’t sound hard at all! And it looks fantastic. 🙂

  91. Phyllis says:

    The longer I quilt, I find I am saving smaller and smaller scraps of fabric! I wonder if it’s a mix of “I can make something with that someday” AND I love all fabrics and don’t want to part with any smidgen of them! I have 2 granddaughters that will be receiving these little quilts for Christmas!!

  92. Bonita says:

    I’m making one right now. The size is about 50″ x 55″. It is a great way to use the small scraps up. One doesn’t have to be so perfect with this one. I love the scrapyness of it. Amandajean is the bomb

  93. K says:

    Okay, so I just moved to a new small town and somehow got roped into going to my first ever quilting meeting…I don’t know how to quilt…but it sounded fun and a good way to meet people! After seeing this…I think I found my niche though. Looks easy enough and I LOVE LOVE LOVE to mosaic…same thought…different medium!

  94. Cheryl says:

    Amanda Jean always has such creative ideas! I love this little quilt!

  95. Jenny says:

    So sweet looking!

  96. I love, love, love this. A large one to cuddle up under in front of a fire on a cold winter night is a must. I’m adding it to my list.

  97. Mandy Foot says:

    I can’t wait to make one of these quilts,I need to retire to
    get all the ideas into quilts!! Thanks heaps…

  98. WendyLou says:

    Yaknow … I see FIVE of these (one for each kid + one for me, cuz I’m sentimental that way) in my future!! I was looking for a way to incorporate all of the baby blankets that I made for my kids thru the years into baby quilts for them to use with their own kids one day, and I think this will be it!!

    THANK YOU for sharing this wonderful idea!!

  99. Tracy says:

    I love this doll quilt… Pretty sure I’m going to be making one for a Christmas present this year!

  100. amy says:

    love it!

  101. Angie Alford says:

    This sound like a really cute quilt and easy to make in full size if you just buy 2 flat sheets the same size. But I can’t see any of the pictures. Is it my computer or the web page?


    P.S. I would love to win a scrap bag!!!!

  102. Susan Piluk says:

    What a neat idea. I, too, have a bag of scraps under my machine….I see a few of these quilts in my future.

  103. Nancy Sue says:

    I love Amanda Jean’s blog and especially this quilt. She is a very generous giver and sharer of her knowledge. Kudos!

  104. April says:

    This is so great. I definitely need to make one of these!

  105. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the step by step. I’m turning this into a mother daughter project with my 6 year old…… 🙂

  106. Linda Wright says:

    Very clever! I love Amanda Jean’s blog.

  107. Terri Sladovnik says:

    I love the contemporary look of this quilt. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Terri S.

  108. D'Anne says:

    What a simple, great idea. I love it!! I will have to make one of these very soon. 🙂

  109. Tracy says:

    I love all of Amanda Jean’s ‘stuff’ My little girl just walked up and saw the quilt ~ I think I’ll be making her one soon 🙂

  110. Heather says:

    Love this quilt! It looks simple enough even for a beginner!

  111. Love this AJ! Thanks for sharing your process 😉

  112. Valerie says:

    Love this, will definitely be trying one!

  113. Sara Homeyer says:

    Great! I’m on a roll making doll quilts for our Guild’s Christmas collection. This will be another “fun” one4, or two, or three to add to my pile.

  114. Amy says:

    I love it. Check out her blog for the large version that she made for her studio wall. It’s amazing!

  115. Maeve Binder says:

    I LOVE your blog and all the projects you show. This darling little quilt is so colorful and such a wonderful way to use up all the itty bitty scraps many of us save “just in case”. I will definitely be trying this one. I have been teaching my granddaughter since she was 4 how to sew and quilt and this would be a wonderful project to do with her. She would be so excited! Thanks for sharing! And please enter my name into the drawing for the scrap bag – it’s right up my alley!

  116. Caroline says:

    Love this. I want to try one a bit bigger.

  117. Christine B says:

    I love this quilt! Thanks so much for sharing it – I was trying to figure out how to piece my sisters t-shirt quilt together (I have already put all the fusible web on it) becuase all the t-shirts are different sizes this would give the piece some “order” by using a back fabric as the base – thank you thank you thank you – I will also use it as a way to make a little quilt for my little one:)

  118. love the look of this!

  119. Kimberly says:


    Love. It.

  120. Christine says:

    What a great use for those little scraps! I wonder how those edges would hold up in multiple washings because I’d love to try this for a larger quilt.

  121. Margie says:

    I love this idea too! I’ll bet its very cute after washing too. I love the softness of washed edges!!

  122. elsa says:

    absolutely love this! want to make a lap quilt for someone and think this is just the thing! thanks so much for the tutorial and idea!

  123. rebecca says:

    oh my…this is the first quilt experiment i am going to try! lovely.

  124. Michelle says:

    Adorable-my dd would love this!

  125. Sarah S says:

    Love this!! Can’t wait to try it out!!

  126. Anne D says:

    Wow I love it. Thanks for a great tutorial and it is so good to have something for really little scraps!

  127. Jody says:

    Oooo, I love this idea!!!

  128. Nicola Pengelly says:

    I love this idea. I’m new to quilting and can only quilt by going in straight lines – i wouldn’t dare do free-hand. But, by using this method, above, I think I will be able to brave it and come up with a lovely quilt with my scraps.

    What an inspiration!

  129. emtdlb says:

    I love the fact that you don’t have to piece little pieces together. Neat idea. Thanks for the idea!!!!

  130. THIS I love!! I love the almost antique-y look you get with the white background- mixed with the raw edges… very cool!

  131. zohreh says:

    this is so cute.

  132. Lisa says:

    Very clever! Great tutorial.

  133. susanintexas says:

    this is so beautiful and clever!

  134. Sue Atkins says:

    I love doing doll quilts, this one will be at the top of my to do list! Thanks for the tut!

  135. MaryLou says:

    What a clever way to use those pretty little pieces that we just can’t seem to throw away. Thanks for the idea.

  136. MaryLou says:

    Just love the Ticker Tape quilt and great tutorial. Plan on playing with some scraps and trying this. What a good idea for all those pretty pieces we can’t stand to discard.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  137. Julie says:

    Oh that is too smart! I would have loved to have one of those for my dolls when I was younger!

  138. Megan says:

    This is so pretty.

  139. Nancy says:

    I love the brightness of the quilt. I would probably do a funny meander stitch and not have to start and stop all the time. I really like your look. Some child is going to love the doll quilt; I know my grands would.
    Nancy in IN

  140. sofie says:

    I knew that I have been saving all of those scraps for SOMETHING…

  141. Erin H. says:

    Oh, I love this! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  142. Ramona says:

    Such a cut quilt and it seems simple. I love that.

  143. Barb says:

    Love this! I’m off to sort my scraps right now!

  144. Kathie says:

    Love this one. It seems easy enough that a novice quilter can do it too.

  145. Kerry says:

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

  146. Kelli says:

    I LOVE this! It is so cute and perfect for any little girls on your Christmas or birthday lists!!

  147. Nicole N. says:

    I love this! I am so not a plan ahead, exact sewer so this is just my speed! I could happily do this all day. The bad news is I just convinced myself a few weeks ago to pitch those little tiny scraps… I wonder if there are still some in the trash…

  148. Kate says:


  149. Francis C. Moore says:

    This is so cute. Maybe I will make one for my five year old granddaughter, Olivia.

  150. BlessedCP says:

    That is SO cute and looks so easy. Thanks you for sharing it with us.

  151. Kristen says:

    I need to get more scraps for all of these great projects. Thanks for all you do here, sew mama sew.

  152. Kimberly says:

    I love this idea! So clever and quick.

  153. Wendy says:

    I LOVE this and can’t wait to make one for Sophie! I used to have a fear of raw edges but now I’m so over it!

  154. Tara says:

    I love this idea! I always want to find something to do with those teeny tiny scraps. This is perfect, adorable and useful.

  155. MissBMcKay says:

    I love this. Can’t wait to put one together for my girls.

  156. Grace Wong says:

    this is amazing!

  157. Kerry says:

    Just lovely! Perfect first quilting project for me and my 5 year old. :0)

  158. min says:

    I LOVE unique and new pattern ideas. This is so fresh. If you made a bigger sized one, when you washed it…wouldn’t it be “Fray City?” I’m wondering if flannel would be ok since it frays fluffier. ??? Otherwise, I still love the pattern and might just stitch around the edges to avoid fraying.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  159. grammie2maddie says:

    Love the scrappy little doll quilt – my dgd would love it, too!!

  160. Kathy says:

    Really cute – gotta make one for each of my granddaughters.

  161. Nichole says:

    So cute! This reminds me of playing Tetris. What a great way to use those very cute, but also very small pieces.

  162. Mindy says:

    I’m planning to make doll quilts for each of my four grand daughters this Christmas. I want to to book themes for each one, but this looks so much easier! I may just go with this!

  163. Missy says:

    what a GREAT idea. The colors you work with are beautiful and makes this quilt so sweet. Thank you for sharing!

  164. katie says:

    It really is FABULOUS. I hate throwing away the smaller scraps of my favorites, but I never had a good use for them until now. I see lots of baby doll blankets in my future!

  165. happy zombie says:

    Amanda continues to amaze and woo me! She can make the ordinary into extraordinary, and her mini ticker tape is just one amazing grain of sand on the Crazy Mom Quilts Creative Beach.

    Mad, mad, mad love for the mini TT! Thank you Amanda!!

  166. Jenny says:

    So so cute! Definitely will give it a try one of these days. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  167. Amy/grrlTravels says:

    This is so sweet, and easy enough that even I could do it. Well, up until the binding step, anyway. Thanks for sharing.

  168. Aparna says:

    This is so cute, looks so different and seems easy to make.

  169. Diane says:

    Wonderful! I may try this for my girls for Christmas.

  170. jm says:


  171. Peg says:

    You are my kind of person. Perfection is over rated. Thanks for the eye candy and inspiration.

  172. all8garden says:

    Beautiful! Just sparkles.

  173. --ginger. says:

    I love the SCRAPINESS of this quilt. I am a committed NON-QUILTER (I don’t know–all that perfection makes my feet itch) but I would absolutely make this quilt. Love it. Thank you.

  174. Louise says:

    this is so cute and clever! i love how all the pieces fit together.

  175. rosamaria says:

    brillante!!!! thanks Amanda!

  176. alisha says:

    I love this quilt! I can’t wait to try it.

  177. Kathleen C. says:

    I love this, and the great tutorial. thanks so much.
    Kathleen C.

  178. Elle says:

    I am so happy you did this tutorial. I was planning on doing one for my daughter (who is getting a doll cradle) for Christmas!

  179. Kadybug says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

  180. Carrie says:

    I love this sooooo much! Thank you for sharing how you did it!

  181. Laura says:

    I LOVE this! Totally labor intensive but so cute.

  182. Jane Swanson says:

    Thank you once again for so generously sharing your creative spirit with all of us. I love this.

  183. Cynthia I says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I had to look at the quilt for a few minutes to figure out how you made it. So much easier with your instructions. I think my eight year old can make this!

  184. Lisa N says:

    I love this so much! So very smart!

  185. Lorrie says:

    This sounds like a very fun project. So bright and pretty.

  186. Denean says:

    How sweet! I’m a quilter-wannabe. This looks like a perfect first-time project.

  187. Lori Jones says:

    I know what I am going to make for(a very special little girl in my son’s life)for Christmas!!
    and I think I’ll try and do it in reds and greens. maybe throw in a few yellows. or maybe an all pink one. she loves pink.!!Man so many chooses and sew little time.

  188. This is a good size for this technique!
    And I recognize some of those scraps… 😉

  189. Christy says:

    This is very cool. I am going to try it and it will be my first quilt attempt. Great quilting blog also. Thank you for sharing.

  190. Becky says:

    This is perfect for a Christmas gift I have in mind for a small friend. She will love it.

  191. Judy says:

    That is just a wonderful idea and sooo adorable. Going to start one right away. This reminds me of a sewers “candy jar”. Thanks.

  192. Tammy says:


  193. Amanda says:

    Now that is my type of quilt! Maybe I’ll do a twin sized one for my daughter… but with purposeful picking of pieces, because, gasp, I throw my scraps away!

  194. bingobonnie says:

    I la,la,LOVE this!!! and now I know EXACTLY what I’m going to be doing with my tiny tiny snip-its!! 😉 Thanks for sharing the how to with all of us! I hope to make one of these this weekend for my 5 year old daughter. It will be the perfect project for us during our “Mommy and Me” time together.

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  195. Melissa says:

    So easy! And I bet any little girl would love it! Especially if it were made from scraps left from clothes made for her.

  196. Natasha says:

    This is brilliant.

  197. Ricki says:

    This is so cute! I can’t wait to make one for my daughter!

  198. Adria Ashby says:

    absolutely stunning

  199. amy says:

    I love this idea!

  200. Mary says:

    I absolutely adore this quilt. I’d love to do a big one like Amanda did, but I think this doll quilt is a much more attainable goal for right now.

  201. Monika says:

    This is so cute! And thank you for this wonderful tute – I`ll keep it in mind!

  202. lahuitrefrite says:

    I, too, loved this quilt when I first saw it on Amanda’s blog. Question: Is there any reason that you couldn’t hand quilt this if you wanted to? It strikes me as a great small project to take with. Many thanks.

  203. craftytammie says:

    I fell in love with this one too. Glad to have a tutorial for it! Thanks for sharing!

  204. Shannon says:

    I love this! Just made my first doll quilt and it was so satisfying. Can’t wait to try this technique and use up my cute (and tiny) scraps.

  205. Marcia says:

    Thanks Amanda Jean! It’s a great idea. We often do “Teddy Bear Quilts” for charity in our guild. I’m so gonna try one of these.

  206. katie says:

    I love this little quiltie! And how it goes together, without much fuss, and uses all those little bits of pretty fabrics — brilliant.

  207. melanie says:

    wow this is such a great idea, great way to use scraps! thanks!!!

  208. Jo says:

    I have LOVED this idea ever since I saw Amanda Jean’s large quilt. This is a project I definately want to do!

  209. Megan says:

    i LOVE this. and am always looking for neat quilt ideas to stitch up out of my daughter’s favourite outgrown clothes – this will work perfect for her 2nd b-day quilt coming up soon. thanks!

  210. Linda T says:

    Very cute! What a great way to use up everything.

  211. Laura says:

    I love this idea. Thanks to Amanda for sharing it!

  212. Marsel says:

    I love this idea — very unique!

  213. Raheli says:

    Beautiful! I love a quilt that doesn’t require much cutting!

  214. Jenny says:

    this looks so easy, really on the top of my ‘to do’ list.

  215. Gina says:

    I love this so much. Almost obsessively. It’s such a perfect idea for using scraps and very realistic too. You could almost have little quilt-sandwiches ready and waiting for the scraps that accumulate.

  216. Nikole says:

    I love this! I saw it recently somewhere on a bigger quilt! I will make one someday!

  217. Georgia says:

    Too clever!! 😀

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