Amish Doll Quilt

Amish Doll Quilt craft

Tuck your dolls or stuffed animals under this replica Amish quilt! You'll warm up to this colorful craft that's steeped in tradition!

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    The Amish people live near modern communities, but keep their age-old habits and religious beliefs. One of their traditions is quilt making. Find out more about the Amish and their quilt patterns. Each one has a special meaning or tells a story.

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    On white paper, sketch a design for your doll quilt with Crayola® Fabric Crayons. Will it be traditional? Very modern? Tell a story? Your design will be in reverse when it is transferred to fabric.

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    Color your design. Press hard to make a thick layer of crayon. Brush away any loose flecks of wax.

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    Cut white fabric that is slightly larger than your crayon design-and big enough to cover all your dolls. Color transfers best on fabric that is 100% synthetic or has a high synthetic content.

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    Choose a safe, large, flat location to iron. Make a bed of recycled newspaper. Cover the newspaper with white paper.

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    Place the fabric on the plain paper, face up. Lay your colored design face down on the fabric. Cover with more white paper.

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    Ask an adult to do these steps: Set an iron on the "cotton" setting, with no steam, and preheat it. Place the iron in one spot, press down, then lift and move the iron to another spot. Repeat until the entire design has been transferred. Gently lift desig