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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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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