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New Kit Available – Ride ‘Em Cow Girl (or Cow Boy) Western Paper Doll Play Quilt Kit

Belén with her Western Paper Doll Quilt

For Christmas this year, I made our granddaughter, Belén, a western play quilt.  It became one of her favorite toys to play with and she really enjoys it. 

Belén dressing the dolls in her quilt.

I had several requests for a kit for the western play quilt and am pleased to announce the “Ride ‘em Cow Girl (or Cow Boy) Western Paper Doll Play Quilt” kit.

The finished play quilt is 50” x 42” with little cow boys and cow girls as the main focus on the center fabric of the quilt.  They are all ready to be dressed in their western wear that is on a separate coordinated fabric.  The coordinating outfits will be backed with fusible fleece (included in the kit), to help keep them in place, even when the quilt is in an upright position.  

Close up of Western Clothes and Gear for Paper Dolls and Horses

The cost for the kit is $59.00 and includes all the 100% cotton fabric for the quilt top and borders as well as the fabric for clothing and gear for the paper dolls and horses, including:

  • Pattern with detailed instructions for making the play quilt and western clothing and gear for dolls and horses.
  • Fabric for main focus fabric with horses, cow girls and cowboys on it.
  • Blue fabric for outside border of quilt that has boots, ropes, horseshoes & cowboy gear
  • Fabric for paper dolls’ western clothing and western gear
  • Fusible fleece for the backing of the paper doll western clothing and gear
  • I will make a custom label with your child’s name (4 lines maximum) and your own personal message that you can put on the back of your finished quilt – see sample below.  The cost for the label is $10.00.
Quilt with all the paper dolls and horses dressed

You’ll need an additional 2 ½ yards (42” fabric) or 1 ½ yards (60” fabric) for backing and 3/8 yard for binding.  (Note:   I used a minkee cowhide print for backing Belén’s play quilt.)

This is a fun project to make for your little cow poke.  It is an easy pattern to follow and sew and does not take long to complete.  Once it is finished, you’ll be amazed how well it will entertain your little buckaroo. 

Finishing Touch - Custom Label will be included with your kit

If you would like to order your kit today, please leave a comment to this blog post or send me an email at:  [email protected].

Thank you and Happy Sewing!

Jane

Finished Product

When life gives you scraps, make a quilt…

It always feels good to make something useful out of leftovers from a previous project or projects.   

Case in point, yesterday, I wanted to make a quick doll quilt for Belén’s baby doll.  I was re-organizing some things in my sewing room and came across an assortment of 4″  fleece squares that were scraps from a number of polar fleece blankets I have made over the past several years for baby showers.  I decided if I used an overcast stitch for my seams, it would make them more interesting and practical than a straight stitch, so I laid out the squares to determine the order I should stitch them together. 

Fleece doll blanket showing overcast seams

 Then I added an outside 2 1/4″  border.  Once the border was sewn on, I then topstitched the seam for the border.  Next, I simply cut the border fleece about every 1/2 inch to create a fringe around the edges of the fleece quilt. 

Topstitching outside border/fringe

It was fun to just improvise as I sewed as I was making up the pattern as I went and there were no rules, which made the project alot of fun.  Fleece is very forgiving and easy to work with and there is no need to finish the edges.

The mini quilt went together in not time at all and I felt very good about putting my scraps to good use.  Best of all, Belén giggled and hugged the blanket when she opened it, which made the project a success!   

The other side of the blanket

 Do any of you have ideas for quick and easy last-minute gifts?