I Am Seriously Thinking About Starting a Doll Line


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Doll Quilt, mattress, pillow and rug.

I got so much satisfaction making this little set, that I am seriously thinking about starting my own line of doll products.

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The tops of the quilt, pillow and rug were made all from my black and white scraps.

I used my stash fabric for the sashing, backing and the decorative bubbles. Mattress was made from one Fat Quarter and filled with batting scraps.

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Guess what I used as the doll bed? I think this is/was a wine rack. Found it at the Salvation Army Thrift Store for 2.99. Love it!!

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I so wanted to start on a second set like this in a different color but resisted. I need to work on some of my already thought about projects. But I will swing back to this set later and make more.

I could call this set Bubbles. I thought about Target but that is already taken. The circles with double layers look like daisies.

What do you think? Are you good at naming stuff? 😀

Ticker Tape Doll Quilt Set

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Every few days I go on a Lookie-Lou Hunt. Looking for interesting posts and blogs on the ‘net. Sometimes it is just the photo that interest me. Click. Click. Click.

But what I mostly love to do is spend an hour or so browsing the archives of my favorite sites. Usually I will find Eye Candy to add to my ever growing To-Make-List.

This is one of my finds.

A Little Ticker Tape Doll Quilt by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/10/scrap-buster-project-tiny-ticker-tape-quilt-tutorial-from-amanda-jean/

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

So… it got moved right up to the TOP of my list. I had planned to make a doll quilt anyway since I had already purchased this doll bed/cradle on eBay a couple of months ago.

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I just hadn’t planned on making one so soon. But seeing those ragged edges was just too hard to resist.

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I followed along with Amanda Jean’s instructions. Even placing them similar to the way she did it. Some horizontal. Some vertical. Mine is a bit smaller than hers but I think it fits my little doll bed perfectly.

 

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And it is reversible. Two for One.

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It is quilted. Each fabric piece has been stitched on all four sides. Backstitched at the beginning and end. It will fray some but I am hoping after a washing or two, the ends will stabilize. It is all cotton and the batting is cotton.

After finishing it and LOVING it, my brain went bonkers. Idea Overload!! Can’t just have a quilt, now can you!! You need a matching pillowcase. So I made a new mattress with a separate pillow.

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Then off I went to the Salvation Army Thrift Store and found this ugly cute Cabbage Patch Doll for $3.99. It must have been really loved. She has lipstick marks on both cheeks. 😀

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And one last item. Something to carry it all in.

I created this bag by accident. I was trying to make a fitted sheet. When that turned out… crappy not quite right, I turned it into a bag. I am thinking U-HALL is a great name for it since the design looks like a giant “U”. And you haul stuff in it. (The UHAUL name is already taken by those truck rental people. So can’t use that.) How about Stars and Stripes? That name came to me as I was looking at the buttons and the striped fabric. But since I plan to make it with other fabrics, I’ll stick with U-HALL.

 

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If you make this little quilt, I would love to see it. E-mail it to me and I will post it on my blog. Try it. You will make more than one. (I did!!)

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Here’s another Ticker Tape quilt Amanda Jean made. This one measures 35″ by 46″. Go visit her site. I guarantee you will linger and be there a while. She does beautiful work.

http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009/09/ticker-tape.html


U-HALL is an original design by This Year’s Dozen. Please respect copyright laws and do not distribute, copy or post elsewhere without my permission. Linking back to this post is OK. Thanks!!

Recycle #7: Batting Scraps Doll Mattress

At first, I was throwing away my batting scraps. Now, how stupid is that!! If you quilt, then you know I was throwing out big bucks. That stuff is NOT CHEAP, is it?

So… I got a huge plastic bag with a drawstring on top and started accumulating scrap batting pieces. Large and small. Any size.

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Some with the fabric still attached. I kept it all. Once when I needed a small piece of fabric to finish a project, I ended up digging around in there looking for a match. And found it!!

Those scraps come in handy. Real handy.

I was making a little mattress for a doll bed and immediately thought of the batting scraps. But first I had to “clean” them up.

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Even though the scraps would be enclosed and not seen, I still wanted to pick off the threads and pull off any fabric that I could. Took an hour but I am glad I did it. They look nice and clean.

I started off sewing the “mattress” just as you would make a little pillow case.

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Next, I inserted two long strips of really thick Pellon. To form the sides of my “mattress.” And then stuffed it with most of the batting scraps.

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I decided to make the top part into a pillow. An attached pillow.

 

 

And stuffed the pillow part with the remaining batting scraps.

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AND DONE!!

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I think it turned out cute. My little mattress and pillow. The fabric looks like mattress ticking. But it is a queen size flat sheet I got at the Salvation Army Thrift Store for $5.99. It will make up lots of stuff. I think I got a real deal.

 

Hubby saw me working on it and shook his head. I know what he was thinking. 66 years old and playing with dolls!! 😀

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I will show you tomorrow why I made this. 😀