Wednesday, May 15, 2013

micro quilts

I've been toying around with the idea of making some miniature-quilts. Does anyone remember these goodies? There was even a really awesome magazine that put them in the spotlight, called Miniature Quilts.

I am not talking about mug-rugs or inches, but actual miniature quilts that look like the real, life-sized blankets. It is great when you see them photographed next to a Barbie-doll. Everything is scaled down. They are very challenging, because you have to sew them together perfectly and usually with 1/8" seam allowance or cut down the seam allowance. Most are sewn to paper like a sew and fold or foundation piecing technique.
In the meantime, I have joined a very nice group of ladies at Doll Quilters Monthly! I am all psyched up to try new things and am anxious to receive small doll quilts from other fabulous quilters from around the world. I started practicing for my first swap. My Barbie-Doll Chevron Quilt has just 1/8 inch binding! You can check out the rest of the photos at flickr.

If you would like to explore this genre with me, please drop me a note so we can put our heads together to go retro with our "micro quilts." The format should be smaller than 11 inches².

Enjoy the spring-time sun! Karen


  1. Ich wünsch Dir ganz viel Spaß damit, glaub aber für mich ist das zu klein! Ich schau lieber bei Dir zu.

  2. I loved Miniature Quilts magazine. I think I subscribed to it for about 8 years. I'm going to be moving later this year and at a yard sale sold all my copies. It was a bittersweet day.

    1. Oh, I wish I had a couple of those mags! I bet it was a sad day.


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