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Thread: Question about doll quilts (minitures)

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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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    Yes, use your usual seam allowance.

    I use dress weight cotton poplins for doll quilts rather than craft weight cottons. This way the seam is less bulky.

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    yes, still use the 1/4". i was doing a quilt with 1.25 blocks, finishing to .75". now those SA's looked really large LOL
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    I haven't made "doll" quilts per se, but I have made miniatures. If the blocks are approx. 1" or larger, I leave the seam allowance at 1/4". If the blocks are smaller, then I trim the seam allowance to 1/8" after I stitch the seam. It all depends on if the seam is going to interfere or overlap with another seam.

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    I am just getting into miniature quilts myself so this was interesting question for me too. Thank you.

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    I've made doll quilts and minis, and do use a 1/4" seam. Though I do trim some down after sewn to reduce bulk.
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    You will want to use a quarter inch or a scant quarter inch seam so the seams won't pull apart.
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