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    Does any one here do dollhouse miniature quilts? That is what got me started in all this. I would love to make some and want to see all the pictures I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovejunkandstuff
    Does any one here do dollhouse miniature quilts? That is what got me started in all this. I would love to make some and want to see all the pictures I can.
    I've made one, 1/12th scale, for a four poster, hence the cut outs at the bottom. The hex's were English Paper Pieced, and hand stitched, with some fussy cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    I've made one, 1/12th scale, for a four poster, hence the cut outs at the bottom. The hex's were English Paper Pieced, and hand stitched, with some fussy cutting.
    Woah. That is AMAZING! I can't imagine sewing something that tiny. Thumbs up! :thumbup:

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    WOW, that IS amazing! How pretty!

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    Lesley, That is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by ilovejunkandstuff
    Does any one here do dollhouse miniature quilts? That is what got me started in all this. I would love to make some and want to see all the pictures I can.
    I've made one, 1/12th scale, for a four poster, hence the cut outs at the bottom. The hex's were English Paper Pieced, and hand stitched, with some fussy cutting.
    That is adorable! I can imagine that it must have been a putsie thing to do.

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    Oh that is amazing. My dollhouse people would be so thrilled if I learn to do that. I found a 1/12 scale quilting frame on ebay. I am going to try to make a frame like it. Just in case I am able to make them a quilt.

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    That is great! Thanks too, for letting me know that there is a way to make a quilt that has to adapt for corners :)

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    WOW! How amazing is that doll quilt? What an accomplishment!!

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    I made one for my doll house. I just did a teeny 9 patch. I don't have a picture though and right now I don't know where my camera battery charger is and the doll house is still packed.

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    I love doll houses. I haven't made one but I plan to one day. I better get to it. My eyes are not what they used to be. Your quilt is lovely.

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    WOW!!! That itty bitty quilt is GORGEOUS :D:D:D

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    Do a search on our site for doll quilts. Any of these beaties can be scaled down further to be used in doll houses. There is also a gallery on Flicker.

    Ellis' Granny B

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    That is amazing, it is beautiful. I am not sure I could sew something that small :shock:

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    Thank you everyone. I didn't find it hard to sew, I have always liked tiny things, but I found the idea of doing half hex's around the edge difficult to contemplate, so I just ended up appliqueing it to a plain background. I was also going to put flannel in for batting, but it wouldn't 'drape' at all, so it just had a backing, so I guess that technically it isn't a quilt. BTW, the hex's had quarter inch sides, so are about the size of my little finger nail.

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    I have not made one but it is now on my "to do" list. That is so cute.

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    I've made one, 1/12th scale, for a four poster, hence the cut outs at the bottom. The hex's were English Paper Pieced, and hand stitched, with some fussy cutting.[/quote]

    Your quilt is amazing. I love miniature quilts but don't think I'd have the patience for 'dollhouse miniature'. Nicely done!

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    I got a beautiful dollhouse kit at a thrift store that's from the 50's. I haven't got around to putting it together yet, but I got it just for the purpose of making tiny quilts for it! LOL!

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    I checked all the links given and did searches. Still not much in the way of 1/12 scale miniatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovejunkandstuff
    I checked all the links given and did searches. Still not much in the way of 1/12 scale miniatures.
    Here is another:
    http://www.dollshousepatchworkquilts.com/

    Try typing in 1 /12 doll house quilt patterns. There is quite a bit there. I am not clear on what exactly you are looking for, but I hope you can find something here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellis' Granny B
    Nice quilts! Thanks for sharing! :-P

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    Another thing you can do is print a picture of a quilt on to muslin and then just quilt it. That'll give you the look of a quilt without the bulk and stiffness that the seams would give.

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