Project Doll's Sleeping Bag

By Sara Gallegos

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Create an adorable sleeping bag for dolls or stuffies using just two fat quarters! This project will come together really fast, so you can make them for your child or grandchild and all of their friends! Use your machine’s needle guide beam for super easy channel quilting. Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • 1/4” Sole for Digital Dual Feed
  • 2 Coordinating Fat Quarters
  • One 20” square batting
  • 1 package ready-made bias binding
  • Madeira Aeroquilt Thread & Matching Bobbin
  • Quilting Needles
  • Marking Pen
  • Spray Adhesive

Tools:

  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine with Guide Beam Feature
  • Digital Dual Feed Attachment with Standard Sole

Steps:

  1. Quilting:

    1. Create a “Quilt Sandwich” by laying one fat quarter right side down, spraying lightly with spray adhesive.

    2. Place the batting over backing, and spray batting lightly with adhesive then place second fabric piece on top, right side up.

    3. Smooth out any wrinkles in layers.

    4. Using an erasable fabric marker, mark a center line down length of fabric.

    5. Insert a new quilting needle, thread machine with Aeroquilt thread and matching bobbin and attach Digital Dual Feed with Standard Sole.

    6. Select the center needle straight stitch and adjust length to 3.0.

    7. Activate the needle guide beam to center needle position & pivot.

    8. Using the guide beam for accuracy, stitch along marked center line.

    9. Select the left straight stitch 1-03 and adjust the needle guide beam all the way to the right, 10.0mm.

    10. Move the fabric under the foot so that the first row of stitching is positioned under the guide line marker. Stitch down the length of the fabric.

    11. Continue repositioning fabric and aligning the guide beam with the previous row of stitches to quilt entire piece.

    12. Tip: you will need to rotate your fabric and stitch in the opposite direction to do half of the piece.

  2. Construction:

    1. Cut the quilted fabric into (1) 7” x 11 1/2” main piece and (1) 7” x 8” piece. *Tip: Use one side of the quilted fabric for body and the other side for a pocket for contrast.

    2. Create a pleat at the bottom edge of the pocket by turning under 1/2” on each side of center. Topstitch in place 1/8” from edge.

    3. Cut a strip of binding fabric 2 1/2” x 10”. Press in half along the length with wrong sides together.

    4. Stitch to the top front side of pocket lining up raw edges.

    5. Press to the back and topstitch in place using the stitch in the ditch foot and center needle straight stitch.

    6. Using a small bottle, trace a rounded edge on top corners of the main piece and trim.

    7. Position the pocket along the bottom edge of the main piece, matching raw edges, and topstitch in place using 1/8” seam allowance.

  3. Binding:

    1. Cutting on the bias, create 45” of continuous binding 2 1/2” wide.

    2. Press binding in half along the length with wrong sides together.

    3. Attach to front side of sleeping bag using 1/4” seam and joining edges.

    4. Press to back and topstitch from front 1/8” from ditch.

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