I had so much fun posting my last tutorial here, that I decided this fun little snow day project was worth sharing, too! This one is
5 strips of fabric in your choice of colors (4" x 20" each)
1 larger piece of fabric for the backing (20" x 16.5")
1 piece of thin quilt batting (19" x 15.5")
Scissors or rotary cutter with mat
1. Cut backing fabric and strips of fabric for the front. I held the straightedge on my mat and had Melia used the rotary cutter since her hands were too little for the fabric scissors.
2. Lay out the fabric strips in the order in which you would like them on the quilt. *Trim at this point if needed.
3. Sew fabric strips right side together. We skipped the step where you pin the strips since we had four hands for this project!
Melia used her little Pixie sewing machine and I guided the fabric through while she used the foot pedal. She was so cute and kept telling me to "watch your thumb, mommy". P.S. That pile in the back is not the laundry...it's a pile of projects waiting to happen! :)
4. Cut the batting to size and lay on top of the backing fabric.
5. Iron the backing fabric and the panel made by the fabric strips (be sure to iron the stitched edges all the same way to create stronger seams).
6. Sew together the right sides of the fabrics with the batting on the outside of the backing fabric using a 1/4" seam. Leave a hole unsewn large enough to flip the quilt inside out.
7. Cut the corners and flip rightside out.
8. Sew a 1/4" seam around the outside of the quilt, creating a finished look and holding the batting in place.
9. Smile proudly and hold up your doll's new quilt! :)
Yes, that is a tent in our living room...just one of our many fun snow day/night activities on our week off of school!! :)
Let us know if you make one of these!