•A miniature quilt is usually considered a scaled down version of a larger quilt. The elements of a miniature quilt (blocks, borders, sashing, etc.) should be reduced in size to a proportion that matches the size of the quilt.•When making a quilt for a doll house the scale is 1:12-meaning twelve inches are reduced to one inch.•When making a quilt for entry into a quilt show the miniature classification usually means a maximum of twenty four inches per side and maximum block size at four inches square. Always check show rules before beginning construction. •A miniature quilt can be just a small quilt that pleases you!
Deborah Harding author of American’s Glorious Quilts states, “Antique doll quilts are among the most collectible textilestoday. One may pay more for a doll quiltin good condition than for a full-size quiltof the same pattern and date.”In the past, many doll (miniature) quilts were made by young girls as they learned necessary sewing skills. It is a joy to discoverone of these little treasures and often thesequilts bring childhood memories to mind. It is pleasing to use these ‘bearers of goodthoughts’ as decorative items in my home.Why not miniature quilts?