Thursday, November 11, 2010

Doll Quilts

 I had 12 of these blocks assembled to make a baby quilt a while back and then scratched the idea because I didn't really like how it was looking. (and I didn't feel like making around 20 more!) So I decided with the ones I had made I'd just make some doll quilts for the girls. 
Then I saw this cute binding tutorial so I wanted to try that as well. First, I've never machine finished my binding, so I wanted to see how that went with something that "didn't really matter". So I tried the tutorial and it's really neat and very easy.  But I still need practice on that one! So then on the other 2 I decided I'd machine attach & finish those as well since I just did the 1st one in no time flat. BUT...I realized I attached the binding to the BACK (as it states to do in the cute faux piping tutorial) then finished it (by machine) to the front!! Another DUH moment. Didn't even realize that was wrong until several hours later when I was looking at the 2 that didn't have the "piped binding". I realized what you are "suppose" to do after the fact...oh well!  Machine finishing the binding is so fast! Talk about instant gratification when finishing a quilt! Although I enjoy hand stitching the binding to the back way too much to give it up. But I have realized that if I need something done quick and it's small, I now know that I can do it by machine.

3 comments:

  1. Awww...that's cute. I've done a few doll quilts for my daughter for that exact reason: I wanted to test out machine binding. It's my favorite "quick" method for finishing a quilt.

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  2. Those are super cute! Coincidentally, the blocks I was talking about yesterday, the ones I was making using the honey bun? They look a lot like the blocks you made for these "quilts"!

    Late last night I burned out after only 8 blocks and now don't know what to do with them. Yours are cute, mine aren't that cute...maybe potholders? Maybe they'll go in the bin for a few years?

    Love the binding tutorial, by the way. Thanks for linking it!

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  3. Talk about adorable! Those are so cute! And completely agrees about machine finishing the binding!

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