DIY Quilted Doll Blanket and Pillow #LHOTPFabric
When I got a free sample of this adorable Little House on the Prairie® fabric from Andover Fabrics. I just had to make a quilt doll blanket and pillow for my daughter’s doll! Here are instructions on how I made the quilt and the pillow. Have fun making one of your own!
Supplies for Your Homemade Doll Quilt
- 5 different but coordinating fabrics that are 18 inches by 22 inches.
- Thread to match.
How to Make Your Homemade Doll Quilt
Cut 4 of the fabrics into 3 inch by 3 inch squares. Cut 14 of each fabric.
Sew the squares together in rows. Sew 7 squares together for each row. I just alternated the 4 fabrics over and over.
This should make 8 rows of 7 squares each. Sew the rows together. Make sure to match the seams as best as you can.
Iron this flat and measure the width and length, this is the front. Cut your 5th fabric to be the same size as the front, this is the back. Pin the front and the back together with right sides facing each other.
Sew them together with a ½ inch seam. Sew all the way around but leave a 4-5 inch opening so you can turn it right side out. Before you turn it, cut the corners diagonally so you have nice flat corners once it is turned right side out. Be sure not to cut the thread stitching the corners closed.
Turn right side out. Push the corners out with your finger. Iron flat. Pin opening closed.
I like to use a zig zag stitch or decorative stitch to finish off the edges. I sew all the way around the quilt. Be sure to close off the opening. This stitching looks nice and keeps the fabric from shifting.
Now you have a cute doll quilt. The finished project will be about 16 inches by 18 inches. Enjoy! Now we just need a matching pillow!
Matching Doll Pillow
Here is how to make a matching pillow and pillow case. I used two different fabrics, one for each side, but it would also be cute to use the same fabric for both sides.
You will need: 2 pieces of fabric at least 6 inches by 7 inches, matching thread and soft foam about an inch thick (4 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches.)
Cut two rectangles that are 6 inches by 7 inches. Put a hem in one of the 6 inch sides. To make the hem, either fold ¼ inch and iron flat and then fold another ¼ and sew or use a zig zag stitch and sew. Do this to both pieces of fabric.
Then place the fabric right sides together and sew the three raw edges together. Leave the hemmed edge open.
Clip the corners and turn right side out. Iron flat. Cut foam down to 4 ½ inch by 5 ½ inch piece. Insert the foam into the pillowcase and you are done!
I loved this fabric and project because it reminded me of watching Little House on the Prairie as a girl and now I can share those great memories with my daughter. Be sure to check out the Little House on the Prairie Andover Fabric giveaway or use the rafflecopter giveaway code below to enter for a chance to win!
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