Just One Pack Doll Quilt

Just One Pack Doll Quilt 16in. X 16in.

• 5 inch Charm pack Moda Alliance
• 1 fat quarter Alliance for backing
• scrap batting or flannel X
• 1 pack of 2 inch English Paper Piece Hexagons
• Sewline Glue pen
• tiger tape
• coordinating thread
• basic sewing supplies

• Chose 25 charms from your Alliance pack

• I used the 2 inch pre-made English paper pieces from PaperPieces.com. They are available at your local quilt shop, online or you can cut your own.

• Next I cut 20 charm fabrics about 1/4 inch around the hexagon paper.
• I use Sewline’s glue pen to adhere my fabric while they wait to be pieced together. This is a HUGE time saver.

• This may be difficult to see but I put the glue on the fabric. It is a wash away adhesive.

• Firmly press your fabric to the papers as you go around the hexagons.

• Now the arrangement I did for this quilt also uses half hexagons. Instead of buying another pack of papers for this I cut a regular 2 inch hex in half as shown.
• I was very careful to make sure it was as close to half as possible. You will need 5 half hexagons.

• Again, cut your fabrics 1/4 from the paper edge and glue in place firmly.

• The corners will be trimmed once the quilting is done.

• I layed out my pieces into a pleasing arrangement and then took 2 at a time to sew.

• With Right sides together I whip stitch the edges. I continue to add hexs until you have a top as shown.
• Note the papers are removed before layering. The fabric can be peeled from the paper easily without much distortion. The unsewn edges are basted with a larger stitch to be removed after hand quilting.

• Layer the batting and backing…..

• I hand quilted my doll quilt using 1/4 inch tiger tape as my guide. I am not an expert hand quilter and I tend to do a big stitch. For a doll quilt…this was the effect I wanted.

• Once the hand quilting is complete, I do not bind my quilt in the traditional way.

• Notice that I am folding back the quilt edge to the hand quilting line…

• Trim away the batting to less than an 1/8 of an inch, to reduce bulk.

• Here’s how the edges should look.

•Trim the backing to about 1/4 inch from the quilt top edge as shown.

• Fold the edge in the create a finished edge. Then fold the quilt top up to meet the backing and pin.

• hand whip stitch with a neutral thread and tiny stitches all the way around the quilt edge to finish.

A 16in. X 16in. One Pack Doll Quilt…

I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it. Be sure to visit my blog where I am hosting a challenge giveaway. Make your own One Pack Doll Quilt and post a picture to my Flickr group! I look forward to all the different fabric choices you make! You’ll be amazed how quickly a little doll quilt like this can be completed.

10 comments on “Just One Pack Doll Quilt

  1. Cheryl says:

    what a sweet dollie quilt. i love your choice of charm pack. I have seen these little hexagons and have always been a little intimidated to make something with them. I have never paper pieced before.

  2. Laura says:

    Very Cute. This would totally be a stretch for me as I've never tried paper piecing, honestly it scares me a little 🙂

  3. Jackie says:

    Cute doll quilt! Love the fact that it is only one pack too!

  4. Shasta says:

    I have wanted to try Hex's, but haven't dared. You give such detailed instructions that I might just give it a shot!
    Thanks Vickie E!!!

  5. Kathi D says:

    Wow, I never thought of gluing the fabric to the paper pieces! I'm going to have to try that with my tumbling blocks papers.

  6. Kari says:

    Oh you clever girl! I love the Sewline glue idea! My least fav part of EPP is the basting. You just solved that little trouble for me!
    The doll quilt is cute too– and the Tiger Tape- Now where do I find that? Certainly it is not just in Ohio– hopefully Utah has it somewhere-I shall be on the hunt!
    Good Job Vicki!

  7. I love paper piecing, so relaxing. I hope your tutorial inspires others to give it a go.

  8. lisa says:

    I jumped right in feet first, but I should have asked, my LQS and Ben Franklin (who carries Moda) don't have that line in charm packs! I had an old charm pack and started doing it…I was hoping I can still join the challenge even though it's not the right line?

    So far this is a lot more fun, and easier than I thought it would be…I am basting down the hexagones! I am actually thinking I might make a bigger quilt over time with these….maybe more flowerlike?

  9. bearpaw says:

    Somebody just gave me one of the Moda charm packs, but I am not sure whether they need pre-washing or not. Could anyone give me advice please?

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