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Thread: Does anyone have a resource for quilt patterns for DOLLHOUSES?

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    Does anyone have a resource for quilt patterns for DOLLHOUSES?

    Looking for a log cabin design for a bed in a dollhouse - little, teenie weenie design -- Anyone have any suggestions for a good place to look? This would have to be much smaller than a "regular" minature quilt... And, hints and suggestions from those of you who have paper/foundation pieced anything this small would surely be appreciated!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH

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    I would use graph paper to make log cabin blocks for a dollhouse and paper-piece to the graph paper. This would be the easiest way to get nice even blocks.

    Be sure to use fine thread for piecing -- 60wt or finer.

    If it requires batting, I would use a single layer of flannel (washed and dried a couple of times first).

    Also use fine thread for the quilting (100wt, or at least 60wt), and don't make the quilting lines too close together. I once made the mistake of doing a close stipple on a doll quilt (using regular 50wt 3-ply thread) and the thing came out stiff as a board. To keep the quilt soft, use fine thread and minimize the amount of quilting.

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    Another thing would be to trim your seam allowances down to an eighth or less after you sew them. I don't think I even put batting in the 1/12 scale quilt I made and it was still on the stiff side. I just made a 9 patch and I think the 9 patches were 1 inch finished which was still a bit on the big side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Another thing would be to trim your seam allowances down to an eighth or less after you sew them. I don't think I even put batting in the 1/12 scale quilt I made and it was still on the stiff side. I just made a 9 patch and I think the 9 patches were 1 inch finished which was still a bit on the big side.
    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE TIPS -- I hadn't thought about needing to watch out for stiffness!!!

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