I think doll quilts are so fun to make. They are a small canvas where you can try out new techniques or designs without investing a ton of time.
And who doesn't have some teddy bears who could use a lovely place to have a tea party?
This scalloped border adds just a bit of decorative fun to an otherwise simple quilt. A great opportunity to have fun with curves. Want all the details on how to make one? Here they are:
Scalloped Border Doll Quilt
This pattern makes an 18 1/2" X 27" doll quilt. It perfectly fits this little bed I got from Ikea for my daughter. You may want to adjust the measurements to fit your bed. Read through the entire tutorial before you begin, it will help things go much smoother.
90- 2 1/2" squares *I used precuts from Moda. The line I used is Baby Jane
3/4 yard backing and scallop fabric
1/2 yard border and binding fabric
19" X 27" piece of batting
sewing machine and assorted tools
Scallop template printed onto cardstock or heavy paper
If you aren't purchasing precut squares, you will need to cut your 90- 2 1/2" squares.
2- 3 3/4" X 18 1/2" from border fabric
4- 2 1/2" X 18 1/2" from scallop fabric
2- 2 1/2" X WOF for binding
1- 18 1/2" X 27" backing fabric
Time to start sewing.
I waited to press all the seams until all the rows were completed. Then, I took them all to my ironing board. Again, I was just trying to let it be scrappy, but I did flip some rows over to make sure there weren't three of the same prints in a row. Once I was happy with the arrangement I started pressing my seams. I alternated the direction of the seams with each row, the first row to the left, the next to the right and so on. This will help tremendously with the next step.
Back to sewing.
Once all your rows are sewn together, press the seams. It doesn't matter which direction. And your main body of the quilt is done.
Now we're going to add the fun scalloped border to the sides/ends of the quilt.
scallop template so the curves of the scallops are lined up with your marked line. Trace your scallops.
Take one marked piece and one unmarked piece and line them up right sides together. Pin along the side opposite the scallops. Sew along the marked line. This is another place where going slow will yield much better results. Take the time to pivot your piece every few stitches so your curve is nice and smooth.
And if you don't have a doll to sew for? I think this would make a darling table runner as well, although Teddy seems pretty happy with it as a quilt.
If you're looking for more small quilt project inspiration, you can see another idea here.
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