Quilt As You Go......easy little doll quilt ~

I needed a quick and easy project this afternoon.....and I wanted to figure out how to do the quilt-as-you-go....adding one strip at a time. 

quilt as you go.....a doll quilt project
A Quilt-As-You-Go Doll Quilt

quilt as you go.....a doll quilt project
I gathered material for the backing the size of the doll quilt I needed to make, cut the batting large enough to cover the backing, then gathered strips of fabric.  My strips were anywhere from 1" to 4".

Layer backing right side down and place batting on top, then begin by laying one of your top strips  face up on the batting.  Add another strip, right side down on top of the first strip and sew through all layers using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Continue adding until the entire doll quilt is covered with your strips. 

quilt as you go.....a doll quilt project

TaDa...learning experience over.  I trimmed excess, added binding (by machine) and this little doll jewel is ready to gift to my housekeeper's baby girl in the morning. 

Now that I know I can, I think this will be a great way to make larger community service quilts.  All that will be needed is a variety of strips cut width of fabric and batting and backing about 42" x 50" or so.  How easy can that be. 


1 comment :

  1. I just finished a QAYG (I'll be posting pics later this week on my blog) and it's wonderful!! I'm hooked!! Your little doll quilt is perfect!!! What fun isn't it!!!


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