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Thread: Question about doll quilts (minitures)

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    Super Member Quilty-Louise's Avatar
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    Question about doll quilts (minitures)

    When you make doll quilts do you still use 1/4" SA?

    I am working on a doll quilt and I have my blocks cut
    to be finished at 3" and it seems strange to me that my
    SA looks so "big" compared to the size of the block.
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    Super Member woody's Avatar
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    I still make mine 1/4" but I have heard some reduce theirs to 1/8" as the quilt probably won't be washed all that often. Your quilt, your rules
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    I've only made a few mini's (mostly for practice) and for me the pieces were also "mini" (1/4" pieces). I sewed with 1/4" seam then trimmed the seam down to 1/8". I suppose that if I were making one with larger pieces I would leave the seams 1/4". The only reason I trim mine down is to reduce bulk.
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    If a child is going to use the quilt for their dolls, and it will be washed often I suggest using 1/4" seams. If it is a wall hanging that won't get washed or very often, 1/8" shouldn't be a problem
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