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DIY Quilted Doll Blanket and Pillow #LHOTPFabric

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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!

DIY Doll Blanket and Pillow you can sew yourself!

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.

fabric squares to make a blanket

Sew the squares together in rows. Sew 7 squares together for each row. I just alternated the 4 fabrics over and over.

Assembling the rows and quilt tops

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.

Put the right sides together for finishing your doll quilt.

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.

Flipping the quilt and pinning close the opening to sew the edges.

Turn right side out. Push the corners out with your finger. Iron flat. Pin opening closed.

Edging the quilt to finish it up, secure the open you used to flip it, and give it a slight decorative look.

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.)

Cutting the fabric into squares and prepping the hem

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.

Sewing the pillow for the doll bed and adding the foam pad.

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!

Simple doll quilt blanket and doll pillow - Easy to sew!

Simple doll quilt blanket and doll pillow - Easy to sew!

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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Angela England is a professional blogger, social media teacher, and Editor-in-Chief of Blissfully Domestic. She's recently published a new ebook, 30 Days to Make and Market a Fabulous Ebook, to help others reach their online goals. A homeschooling mother of four living with her husband in rural Oklahoma, her tweets range from chickens and beehives, to business and blogging.

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