Miniatures, doll quilts, small quilts

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Miniatures, doll quilts, small quilts

I love making small quilts, doll quilts and mini's!  My standard is anything that is no bigger than 24" by 24" qualifies.  Any technique at all!  I'd love to see your small quilts and get your ideas!

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What do you do with your small quilts?

Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by Carol Ann Wojtowicz Nov 8, 2012. 15 Replies

I have only made small quilts for two reasons.  One size is 16"x16" and I make those for the Alliance for American Quilts annual contest.  I also make quilts that are 9"x12" or less for the…Continue

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Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by QuilterBridget Oct 2, 2011. 2 Replies

My mini quilts have mainly been "artsy" types of quilts simply because I don't know how to go about piecing small quilts.  I usually design my own patterns for lap sized and larger quilts, but it…Continue

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Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on August 23, 2013 at 3:19pm

Rhonda, that is soooo cute!  I love tiny quilts.

Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on August 23, 2013 at 1:49pm

My motto is just because your machine can sew super fast doesn't mean you should!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on August 23, 2013 at 1:30pm
my new to me machines - 60's wards & janome 1600p - both have speed control..never had that before...i LOVE IT! i am not and never have been speed sewer. i like slow and in control, i am creating, not taking part in speed contest. i do that w four wheels...no needles involved! lollol tho the wards doesn't have the needle down option i am finding that i have more control at stopping and setting needle where i want it with the improved speed control i have. my fw also is easy to control speed on. my learning for the raw edge will be on the wards as it is the only one of the 3 has the zz capability. thank you for the tips..i have the row pretty well visualized in my adhd brain...need to dig thru scraps and stash for monotone colorway i want to use. then draw my applique pattern for the raw edge...keep changing my idea for that tho...the adhd thing lollol...every time i am looking at q pics in image searches ----i see another OOOOH! OOOOH!! oh yeah!! new idea and all the other ideas are pushed out of focus in my mental imagry lollol... i thought this little brain flaw would soften/improve by this age! lollollol!
Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on August 23, 2013 at 1:10pm

I do a really small zig zag, set my machine on turtle slow, and stop with the needle down to pivot often.  This helps me to get a really nice looking zig zag stitch.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on August 23, 2013 at 12:29pm
thought so, but it is such teeny tiny..hard to tell for sure. a fellow quilter here does nothing but raw edge...she has done several mcknna ryan quilts, a few of the other artist i am not sure the name of. i am going to try it on a block for a rr i'm joining in on. i have done satin and regular zizag, but not like yours....hope mine turns out as nice. 'course we are to do 12" blocks...but, it will be new to me, something i want to try.
Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on August 23, 2013 at 11:46am

Yes, Rogue it is fused and then edged with the teeny-est, tiny-est zig zag stitches.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on August 21, 2013 at 9:23pm
that is awsome rhonda! and jennifer i was curious too. i enlarged it and it looks like maybe fused and topstitched?

whatever, i love both of these and you're making me want to set the psycho snake aside with it's big 'ol 9" monster blocks and go back to work on my pink & green wall hanging of undetermined final size, :)), with it's 25 - patch 3" blocks (finished).
Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on August 21, 2013 at 5:07pm

Jennifer is that appliqued?  and how did you do the circle part?

Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on August 21, 2013 at 5:05pm

Here is a mugrug I just finished making last night. Sorry the light isn't the best on it.  It is made with 1 1/4" kansas dugout blocks and then strip sets on the ends.

Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on August 19, 2013 at 9:11am

Here's my Oak Leaf Reel ACEO mini quilt.  It's 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".

 

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