Fabric Doll & Mini Quilt

 Cute Fabric Doll and Baby Quilt


So this was not my “best year” for handmade gifts. I made only one.  I’m not sure how I feel about that now, since part of Christmas to me is making handmade gifts… but circumstances did not work out this year for it.

I just wanted to share with you what I DID make this year… This cute little dolly for a even cuter 18 mo. old girl on my list.

Cute Fabric Doll and Baby Quilt
And since no dolly is complete with out her own blanky I made her  a quick little quilt to go with it.
Cute Fabric Doll and Baby Quilt
The quilt is my own design…. well actually not much of a design, I guess you would call it impromptu quilting. I just took the scraps left over from the doll and a fat quarter and started sewing until I found something that I liked & was the right size.
The doll was the first stuffed item that I’ve made since high school!! She was easy to make and I had alot of fun picking out her clothes *grin*… I may have to start playing around with making some more next year!
Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    Well, I think if you were only gonna make one gift this year…THIS was the perfect one! She is adorable and so is her quilt!!! Wonderful job on this!!! :) Thanks for sharing. Have a Happy New Year!


  2. says

    Melissa, this turned out adorable! I love it! I also love the colors you used. I have been loving the yellow/ grey combination. Throw in some turquoise and I love it even more! I have the book too and love it, but have yet to make anything from it! (In my defense, it is relatively new!) I love their stuff and recently saw on their blog how she had made a Clara doll and Nutcracker from the ballet. LOVE!! I have to make that next year. I just have to remember about it!

  3. says

    I made a dolly for my new grandbaby this Christmas too! I used a free pattern from this website: http://thingsofcloth.com/Pages/patterns.aspx
    She doesn’t give any instructions, but it’s pretty simple to put together. I used fleece for her body and made fleece hair that turned out too cute. It was a lot of fun to make and thanks for the idea of making a quilt. I’ll have to get started on that!! :o)

    • Angela says

      The instructions are on the website under “tutorials”. But I agree that it is a simple pattern to figure out how it goes together.

  4. says

    I got the Wee Wonderfuls book for Christmas (at my request!) It’s absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to get started sewing some dolls for my little girl!

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