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Doll House Quilt Tutorial, part 1

Today is the day! We are making the Doll House quilt. For this part I have the fabric requirements and cutting instructions for you to get started. Next post will be the sewing instructions to finish your quilt top.

My Doll House quilt is made with prints from the new Amy Sinibaldi collection, also called Doll House, for Art Gallery Fabrics. I do my piecing with 50 wt Aurifil thread in neutral off-white. You will also need a Classic Curves Ruler to cut your shapes for sewing. Once you have gathered your materials, we are ready to go!

Fabric Requirements and first cuts:

Prints: 9 fat quarters

From each of five fabrics, cut (4) 5″ squares; From each of four fabrics, cut (4) 7″ squares

Blue Gingham: 2/3 yard

Cut two strips 10″ by width of fabric (wof), approximately 42″

White Solid: 1 1/4 yards

Cut five strips 8″ x wof. Then cut (18) 8″ squares.

Cutting with the Classic Curves Ruler

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  1. Place one of the 7″ print squares on the cutting surface. Place the Classic Curves Ruler (CCR) on the fabric so that one corner (two adjacent sides) aligns with the lines on the ruler for cutting the convex shape (see illustration 1 above). Use the 7″ groove to cut the curve. Cut a total of 16 B shapes.
  2. Place one of the 5″ prints squares on the cutting surface and place the CCR on the fabric so two adjacent sides align with the lines on the ruler for cutting the convex shape (see illustration 2 above). Use the 5″ groove to cut the curve. Cut a total of 20 B2 shapes.

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3. Cut 3/4″ squares from two opposite corners of a 8″ white square (see illustration 3 above). Place the CCR over the fabric so that the cut corners align with the lines on the ruler for cutting the concave curve. The 7″ cutting groove should pass through the inside corners of the cut squares. Use the 7″ groove to cut the curve. Set the A shape aside.

4. Rotate the A2 shape and place on the cutting surface again. Place the CCR on the fabric as shown above (4). Align the two curved edges (where the 3/4″ cut squares were in step 3) with the lines on the ruler for cutting the the concave curve. Use the 7″ groove to cut the curve, making a second A shape.

Repeat steps 3-4 to cut all the 8″ white squares into A shapes. Cut a total of 36 A shapes.Free quilt pattern, dollhouse quilt with curved piecing with the Classic curves ruler, color girl quilts

5. Place a 10″ blue gingham strip on the cutting surface. Place the CCR on the fabric as shown above. The 7″ cutting groove should be as close to the top of the strip as possible. The edges of the fabric align with the ends of the 7″ cutting groove at the convex curve lines. See illustration 5 above. Use the 7″ groove to cut the curve.

6. Measure 3″ below the cut made step 5. Place the CCR on the fabric so that the 7″ cutting groove is at the 3″ mark below the cut curve. The edges of the fabric should align with the ends of the 7″ groove for cutting the convex shape. See illustration 6 above. Use the 7″ groove to cut the curve.

Repeat steps 5-6 to cut C shapes along the length of the blue strips. Cut a total of 20 C shapes.

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I hope you will sew along with me! Be sure and share your Doll House quilt progress and fabric picks on Instagram. Tag me @colorgirlquilt and #colorgirlquilts and #classiccurvesruler on your photos.

Next up: the sewing directions. Click Here to find part two of the tutorial.

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Happy Sewing,

Sharon McConnell, Color Girl quilts

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Doll House Quilt Tutorial, part 1

  1. Julia Cousins says:

    Hi, I’m excited to try the Dollhouse Quilt. I have cut everything except the white A shapes. I cut two, and they are different sizes, and now I’m too afraid to cut any more. Should the ends of the A shape be 3/4″ wide or 1″ wide? The ratio of 9″ square to a 7″ cut is different than the ratio of 1 1/2″ that is used in your general cutting tutorial. Is there any way explain more precisely for those of us who are cutting impaired? Thank you.

  2. Marti Meadows says:

    I was wondering the same thing as Julia Cousins.

    1. Sharon says:

      Thank you for the heads up! yes, it should be 8″ not 9″ for the white squares. -Sharon

  3. karen says:

    Beautiful quilt. Right now i am making a quilt with 22″ background and 10″ circle. Will have to look at you quilt instructions after i make this one.

  4. M. ilean Ford says:

    First time viewer from Pulaski, TN–i am learning about color matching and color values in quilting. Your color combos are eye candy in pastel values–gorgeous! I am an instant fan!

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