Friday, 8 February 2013

Dolly's First Quilt Tutorial

Eeekk it's here, my first, ever, tutorial!!
I hope it makes sense and if it doesn't please let me know and I will try and make it right. I would love to read your comments, whether good or bad, it all helps to make the next one better :)

So here we go,

All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise stated.

You will need:

4 different main fabrics each measuring 14" x 7"

Co-ordinating fabric, 34" x 15 1/2"

Ric Rac, 16"

Lace, 62"

You will need to cut
Cut each of the 4 main fabrics into 3 1/2" squares, you will end up with 8 from each fabric.
Cut the co-ordinating fabric into 2 retangles. One 15 1/2" x 8" and one 26" x 15 1/2"
Cut the lace into 3, two pieces of 24" and one piece 14"

Set out the main fabric into 6 rows with 5 squares in each row.

Sew each row together , row by row.

Press the seams to one side all in the same direction.

*Tip* If you press each of the row seams in opposite directions then it will be easier for the seams to match up and it will be less bulky.

Sew each row together, matching up the seams.
Press seams in one direction.

Sew the 15 1/2" x 8" rectangle of the co-ordinating fabric to the top ,

Embroider the name or pattern onto the co-ordinating fabric, you can hand sew this bit if you like.
Sew the Ric Rac into place, leaving a little over each edge.

Pin the lace into place on the top, with it facing inwards.

Now pin the backing on the front, right sides facing.

Sew around the edge with an 1/2" seam alloance, leaving 2"-3" gap, for you to turn it the right way.

Cut the corners.

Turn the right way out and press, then Top Stitch 1/8" around the whole quilt, closing the gap.
So there you have it! 


I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I have.

This quilt is going to be for my niece's birthday. Now I just need to put it away and not forget where I put it!

Please ask any question's you may have and please leave your feedback for my first attempt at a tutorial.
If you do make one please share a picture with me, I would love to see your fabric choices, and to know how my instruction's worked ;)

If you would like one, but haven't got the time to make it, then I do have them in my  Shop.

Thanks for stopping by

Leigh xx




  1. A really good tutorial.....looks good with all the piccies, and even I could follow this! Remind me to give you a shout-out on my blog....I keep meaning to, but then forget! x

  2. Your wonderful mom, sent me over. Love the tutorial...I'm lousy at matching seams, so I will have to try your trick! I love the fabrics you chose - they're gorgeous!

  3. I recognise that name! It's beautiful x

  4. I love it and so will Yvie-Grace x

  5. That doll quilt is just beautiful! Love the floral fabrics you chose. Thanks so much for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

    1. Aww thank you x I love your blog, I'm very new to it, but loving it! xx