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Paper Dolls

Post by DebbieLynn » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:31 am

Has anyone been using the paper doll fabrics? I want to make a quilt and make the clothes that my Grand daughters can play with, have any of you done this? Someone had said to just use felt on back of the clothes for them to stick to the quilt but I am not sure of that, do you have any other ideas? These paper dolls fabrics are so adorable and bring back so many meemories!


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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by Cathy32078 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:02 am

I wonder about using little tiny buttons on the quilt on the dolls shoulders and then little loops on the clothes to fasten? Hmmmm This may require more thought. lol Great idea. Anxious to see what some of these wonderful folks come up with for ideas. GeorgiaPeach may have some ideas. Pam??????

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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by auntjana » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:18 pm

I would stiffen the fabric - maybe with a heavy weight interfacing - then maybe use one of those velcro dots with the soft side on the quilt and the rough on the doll clothes. Good Luck - sounds like a great quilt!!


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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by 12stepquilter » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:45 am

I quilted one for a local lady here and she used fusible batting for the clothes which worked well for dressing the dolls on the quilt. She also put a Velcro pocket on the back to store the clothes in. I will try to post a photo of this quilt as soon as I get home.


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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by sjkl50 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:05 pm

I hate to sound stupid, what is paper doll fabric and quitls? sounds like fun but I've never heard of it...Please enlighten me..

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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by Cathy32078 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:24 pm

sjkl50 remember paper dolls that we used to cut out that were made of paper and they came with outfits that we cut out and they attached to the dolls with little folding tabs? There are fabrics now with these darling little dolls and their clothes printed on the fabric. They are very cute!

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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by kho » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:58 am

One of the books I have with the fabric in them said to used pellon fuseable fleece for them One of the books had the dolls stitiched into a quilt with an oval sew around them and a pocket on the back to keep the doll clothes in.Hope this helps!Sandy, thinking about them too.

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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by fabricgirl » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:08 pm

Debbie Lynn just put www.windham fabrics .com then hit on paper doll fabric then hit on to ebay and there is a pattern that you can purchase and make your paperdoll quilt and it dose bring back memmories have fun.


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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by maggiestew » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:44 pm

Lot's of great ideas! I used to love paper dolls.

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Re: Paper Dolls

Post by WeeOne » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:51 am

When I saw the Paper Doll pattern in Fons & Porter I knew I needed to get some fabric for DGD. Had a hard time finding the dolls & clothes, could find other coordinating fabrics...finally found them in Texas. I brought this project with me, but haven't started it, yet.

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