How to Yarn Tie a Doll Quilt! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

How to Yarn Tie a Doll Quilt!

In preparation for Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book release we are showing you how to yarn tie a doll quilt! Sarah is here again to show you this easy, fast way to finish a quilt and add some extra cuteness.

Hey guys! I made my doll quilt to match our doll bed, so it finishes at 12.5” x 21”. Here’s a list of the supplies I used to make my doll quilt.

After I had my quilt top done I spray basted it to the flannel batting.

Layer the quilt top on the backing fabric and trim the batting and backing with the edge of the quilt top.

With sides facing, layer the quilt top with the backing fabric. Pin or clip in place.

Using a 1/4” seam, sew around the outside edge of the quilt, leaving a 3” opening on one side.

Turn the quilt right sides out and press. Using a 1/8” seam, sew the opening closed.

Thread your needle with the chunky thread. I used about two feet of thread at a time.

Starting on the front of your quilt, pull your thread to the back of the quilt. Make sure to leave about 1″ of thread remaining on the front. I am tying my quilt where the four patches meet, but you can do it anywhere, as long as it is evenly spaced out.

Pull the thread back through to the front of the quilt, right next to where you pulled your needle through.

Tie your two ends into a knot.

Clip the ends to the same length, and you are ready to move on to the rest of the quilt.

A few years ago, Stacy Iest Hsu stopped by and filmed a tutorial on our YouTube Channel on how to yarn tie mini quilts. If you like watching video tutorials, we have you covered (LINK)!

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We would love to see your next project – be sure to share using #yarntiedquilts and #chunkythread hashtag and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

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  1. It is nice that you take the time to post these ideas.

    They may seem a bit old fashioned but many of us are very nostalgic people.

    Thank you for sharing this information.

    1. I am thinking about trying to learn quilting, starting with small items. This doll quilt gives me a lot of information with which to start. I would use this size quilt for my cats! Thanks

  2. Very pretty, byt using doubled chunky thread is quite brutal
    single Perle thread 8 or 5 is sufficient

  3. Thank you for sharing this video. I want to learn to quilt. I have sewed all my life, but never learned to quilt.