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Paper Dolls Quilt Pattern

Skill Builder!


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Mix and match fun hairstyles and cute outfits to make the paper dolls in this super fun and easy quilt.

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper or fusible adhesive sheets. No shipping costs and no waiting!

With detailed instructions, step by step photos, and video tutorials, this versatile pattern is easy enough for beginners. Use it to make quilts, pillows, wall hangings, tote bags and more!

It's a great way to feature scraps from favorite fabrics. Or use fabric from a child's outgrown clothes to make an extra special memory quilt!

Pattern Details

Here's a short video showing you some more about the pattern.

The pattern is so much more than just a pattern. It’s really an appliqué workshop disguised as a pattern. :-) If you know how to use your sewing machine, you can make this cuddly paper dolls quilt!

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • 9 pages of pattern pieces for paper dolls (with and without tights) hairstyles and outfits – full size so there’s no enlarging needed
  • Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right
  • Links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. It’s a workshop disguised as a pattern! The main instructions are for appliqué with fusible adhesive, but the pattern also has instructions and pattern pieces for any appliqué technique.
  • Detailed cutting instructions for crib, nap and twin sized quilts.
  • Instructions for assembling the quilt – layering, basting, quilting and binding – with links to videos for all of them - including links to Quilt As You Go videos.


Each block finishes at 7 1/2" x 11 1/2". The pattern includes detailed instructions for the following sizes. . .

  • crib (52.5" wide x 57.5" tall)
  • napping (52.5" wide x 69" tall) - this is my favorite size for on the couch
  • twin (75" wide x 92" tall)


I designed this quilt to teach appliqué – so it’s great for beginners, and a fun and relaxing project for more experienced stitchers. If you can use your sewing machine, you have the skills you need to make this cuddly cars and trucks quilt.

I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - almost all done on the machine. The pattern also includes links to videos teaching needle turn appliqué and machine appliqué with freezer paper, in case you prefer those methods.

Materials Needed

You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

If you're making a quilt in one of my standard sizes, here are recommended fabric amounts needed.

Crib Size (52.5" wide x 57.5" tall)

  • 3 1/4 yards of a variety of background fabrics
  • 2 yards skin-colored fabrics
  • assorted scraps for hair and clothing
  • 2 5/8 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 1 3/4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric

Napping Size (52.5" wide x 69" tall)

  • 4 yards of a variety of background fabrics
  • 2 1/2 yards skin-colored fabrics
  • assorted scraps for hair and clothing
  • 3 1/4 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 2 1/4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric

Twin Size (75" wide x 92" tall)

  • 7 yards of a variety of background fabrics
  • 4 1/2 yards skin-colored fabrics
  • assorted scraps for hair and clothing
  • 5 1/2 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 4 1/4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
  • 5/8 yard binding fabric

Other Materials

  • batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
  • fusible adhesive (if using applique with fusible adhesive technique)

This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.

You may not use the designs in the pattern to create and sell an embroidery pattern, or acrylic templates of all the pieces in the pattern.


You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

For example, if you're using this pattern to make pillows which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

Talk to Me

If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

For example, if you want to hire someone to sew those pillows, or if you want to have the design printed on fabric that you sew into pillows, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Ann Green
So much fun!

A work in progress but so much fun! Brings back memories of playing with paper dolls as a child. Great way to use up my scraps for clothes. Stay tuned for completed quilt. Making for my granddaughter for her fourth birthday in August!

Lorette Kenyon

I am sorry but I have not yet attempted to make this quilt

Mary Pettit
Adorable patterns

I love all of the different options.

Susan Crawford

Have started a quilt and am enjoying it. Very easy to use.

Linda Henderson
Looking forward to using it

It looks interesting. I have a lot of scrap fabric I think It will be perfect for this.