Doll Quilt

Doll Quilt

13″ X 19″

Soiree Honey Bun
1 Fat Quarter backing fabric
Batting at least 20 inches X 15 inches

Layout your honey bun strips and choose 18.

Cross cut the strips at 6 inches. Flip the strip and trim to 5 1/2 inches X 1 1/2 inches.

I pin everything….I have better block construction this way. So I recommend pinning your strips as shown.

Sew and Iron….check your layout if necessary.

Next, match up the pairs and sew down one side.

Continue joining pairs until you a strip.

It may be necessary to trim your “block”. Next take the Bella solid and cut a strip 4 1/2 inches the width of fabric.

Trim to 19 inches. Sew a strip to each side of the block.

The doll quilt top is ready to be quilted.

Once you layer and quilt…it may look like this:

I chose a simple built in stitch on my machine and just sewed rows. It’s very simple but effective and breaks the monotony of stippling.

Here is my binding…I used 2 honey bun strips for single fold binding. I mitered the strips as shown.

Start near the bottom middle…just because…and I leave a “tail” of about 3-4 inches.

When I reach a corner I stop sewing and flip the ‘loose’ end of the binding strip straight up and then fold it back down on itself.

Continue to sew a 1/4 inch seam.

Joining the binding is a bit tricky. I also miter this junction. Here’s how:

Overlap the 2 loose binding strips and trim so that it overlaps the width of your binding. My overlap is 1 1/2 inches.

Trim the excess fabric.

Now the tricky part. You must pin the loose portion of the binding strip correctly. I pick the strips up and hold them at a 90 degree angle to each other and pin.

Sew on the diagonal and if you feel it is necessary you could actually draw the sewing line to be more accurate. You can see my fabric slid to the side but I had to let go of the fabric to snap the picture…normally I am controlling both sides as it passes through the needle. After that is sewn, trim to 1/4 seam allowance. and press open the seam.

Sew the ‘loose’ binding down. Once the binding is sewn on, then I trip the excess batting and border.

Turn binding to back of quilt and hand slip stitch the perimeter. I use binding clips ALL the time.

Again, that is my method of binding. I know there are several different ways that this could be done. I have just mentioned one in this recipe.

One doll quilt… I sincerely hope that this will inspire all of you to quilt today! Vickie @ Mid-ohio knitter.

Simple Pincushion #2

Honey bun Soiree`
6 inch square backing fabric
Upholstery Thread
Sewing Thread
Polyfil or Walnut shells
5.5 inch OmniGrid ruler


Choose 5 fabric strips and cut cross-wise 1.5 X 6.5 inches
I use my rotary cutting mat for accuracy.
Sew your strips together in a please arrangement using the picture as your guide. Next take your backing fabric and lay the 5.5 inch square ruler on it as shown…this is the guide I used to mark my corners.
Draw a pencil line on the wrong side of the fabric.

Layer the pieces right sides together and pin.Sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance around sides and pencil corners. I use a 1/4 inch foot and line up my pressure foot with the pencil line. Make sure you leave a 1.5 inch opening for turning. I back stitch with my machine at the beginning and end for strength.

Here is the piece after it sewn and the corners trimmed.

Turn right side out.

Stuff with polyfil or lizard litter.

Whip stitch opening closed with silk thread. Using upholstery thread, I usually knot where a button or yo-yo will be.

And pinching the fabric together…I take several ‘bites’ through the center of the cushion. I knot again once I have a pleasing arrangement.

Sew on a button or yo-yo and you’re done.

A lovely simple pincushion….

Stacked Coins Baby Quilt

2 charm packs-Soiree by Lila Tueller
1 1/2 yards white fabric for sashing/borders
1/2 yard fabric for binding
1 1/2 yards of fabric for backing
batting that measures 44″ x 55″
quilting thread

please note: 1/4″ seams are used throughout this project.

Cut each charm in half. This will yield 144 “coins”. Each will measure 2.5″ x 5″. (You will use all but 12 coins for this quilt.)

Sew coins together. I found it very helpful to match the pinked edges with pinked edges and straight edges with straight edges when piecing.

Make 5 strips of coins. Each strip is made with 22 rectangles.
Cut 6 pieces of white fabric 3.5″ wide x 44 1/2″ long for the sashing.
If your seam allowances aren’t completely accurate, you may want to measure the length of your patchwork strips and cut the sashing to match.

Sew sashing to the coin strips. Press all seams toward the white.Cut 2 pieces 3.5″ x 41″ for the top and bottom of the quilt. Sew together and press well.

Your quilt top is done!
For the back…
I love adding a patchwork detail to the back of my quilts. It takes a bit more time, but it’s a nice way to tie in the design from the front to the back.
Join 22 coins together and press.
From the backing fabric, cut one piece 36″ x width of fabric. And one piece 15″ x width of fabric.Layout as shown and sew together. Press.And the back is done, too.
To finish your quilt, baste, quilt and bind as desired.
On this quilt, I did an all over stipple in white thread.

I just love the one strip of patchwork on the backing. Wash and dry your quilt for that soft crinkly goodness.

The finished quilt measures approximately 41″ x 50″.

This is a fun + quick project. I made it from start to finish in about 2 days. It’s perfect for a last minute baby gift.

Lil Zipper Bag

Moda Honey Bun: Soiree By Lila Tueller
Batting scrap at least 10 X 10 inches
Lining fabric 10 X 10 inches
9.5 inch square rotary ruler
9 inch zipper
Sewing machine with walking foot (very helpful)

Choose 9 strips from your honey bun. Cross cut each strip 9 1/2 inches. Your strips will be 1 1/2 inches X 9 1/2 inches.Arrange them and sew the 9 1/2 inch sides together. Square up the ‘new’ fabric piece as shown. Layer the lining wrong side up (I used muslin), batting and the stripped fabric right side up. Using a walking foot to quilt in the ditch of each strip, then zig zag the entire edge.

Square up the bag which to approximately 9 1/4 inches X 8 1/2 inches after quilting. Yes it does shrink up a bit. Next lay the zipper wrong side up to the right side of one long edge of the quilted piece.

Stitch close to the zipper thread. Yes I used my walking foot instead of a zipper foot…use what you are comfortable with. I also used an ‘invisible’ zipper but any style of zipper will do.

Once you have sewn the zipper, then flip the zipper back and tuck the seam allowance under. Top stitch an 1/8 inch from the fold.
It should look like this:

Repeat the same steps for the other side of the zipper, resulting in a tube. Turn the tube inside out and match up and pin the sides.

Once the sides are sewn, pinch open the bottom corner and form a triangle. It measures about an inch from the point. Sew across the triangle, zig zag and trim or serger.

Turn out your corners.

Trim any excess from the zipper ends or hand stitch in place if desired.

One lovely lil zipper Bag that is 8 1/2 X 3 1/4 X 2 inches, plus many other fun projects. I am currently planning several…all from one honey bun!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks, Vickie E