Monday, 30 March 2015

Miniature Quilting

Those who've followed my blog for a while will know I have two main crafting hobbies - dollhouse miniature food and patchwork. So I've decided to combine these skills and had a go making 12th scale dollhouse miniature patchwork pieces. Remember that little pine bed I acquired? Ah it all makes sense now.

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Here is my first effort - a 12th scale dollhouse miniature double quilt.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=16981447&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5
 
The quilt measures approx 6.25" x 6.5" and is entirely hand sewn. 

I used the same English paper piecing technique I used for my real-sized patchwork projects, just a teeny-tiny version. Each hexagon edge measures 1/4 of an inch. This was fiddly!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=16981447&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5
 
I've made a new section in my Etsy shop, and I hope to add more miniature quilts soon.

If you're interested in having a go at English paper piecing (doesn't have to be hexagons, it works on loads of shapes) then I highly recommend this tutorial.


It's how I learnt to paper piece. Of course I wouldn't recommend you start off using tiny 1/4" hexagons! One to two inch sides will go faster and help keep you sane.

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