How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt – Baby Doll Quilt Tutorial!

I decided to add a pompom trim to Ivy’s Mini Plus Sign Baby Doll Quilt Top! Why not try something different on a fun, cutsie, baby doll quilt… right!?!?! And for the backing I put her favorite yellow fleece fabric that I had left over from the Harry Potter Themed Reversible Hooded Baby Blanket. It is her favorite piece of fabric. She drags this little piece of fleece all over the house and rubs her sweet face on it (I’m hoping she likes rubbing her face on it because it is so soft and not because she is wiping her boogies on it… RIGHT!). So I hope she will love the pompoms and yellow fleece incorporated into her new baby doll quilt. Fingers crossed!

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - pin

I’m thrilled at how this pompom trimmed baby doll quilt turned out! And here I’ll provide a quilt little tutorial on how to add a Pompom trim to your own quilt too! Just follow along!

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - compleated

HOW TO ADD POMPOM TRIM TO A QUILT!

Materials Needed:

  • Pompom Trim – Just under 2 meters for a baby doll quilt (I went with the large white pompoms, but I think the tiny pompoms are super cute too and can be added using this same technique)
  • An unbound and non-quilted quilt – back and front (I didn’t use batting because the flannel backing provided enough thickness) Make sure the quilt is not actually top quilted together yet. You can do that after the pompoms are on if you like.
  • Sewing Machine
  • Coordinating Thread

METHOD

Step 1: Sew the pompom trim to the front edge of the quilt top, with the pompoms laying on top of the quilt. Like this…

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - sew pompoms to quilt top

Step 2: Lay the quilt backing on top of the quilt top and pompoms, with the face of the back and front of the quilt together. Like this…

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - sew backing to quilt top

Step 3: Sew along the edge of the quilt but make sure to leave about a 6 inch space unstitched to flip the quilt. Push your presser foot up against the pompoms and the stitching will end up at the edge of the base of the pompoms to reduce the pompom lace ribbon from showing.

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - sew down

Step 4: Flip the quilt the right way out.

Step 5: Top stitch around the edge of the whole quilt make sure to stitch the opening that was left open nicely closed.

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - top stitch

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - top stitch some more

DONE!!!

Note: This only work with quilts that have not been quilted yet. After the edge is on you can do some quilt top stitching by hand if you like. I didn’t bother as this is a doll quilt and its small enough to not need it.

Ivy’s Baby Doll quilt is complete!

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - done

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - my baby

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - playing with quilt

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - yellow gold backing

How to Add Pompom Trim to a Quilt - snuggles

I love this dirty faced girl! I think she likes it!!!

I hope this little pompom trim tutorial helped you to sew the perfect pompom edging on your own quilts. I love how this baby doll quilt turned out and I’m sure Ivy’s baby dolls will appreciate it too. Fingers crossed she just doesn’t throw the baby doll quilt to the side and revert back to her old baby doll blankets (she’s quite attached to those ones too). Until next time, enjoy trying new sewing techniques, and creating beautiful things!

XO JCL

P.S. Here is the link to my tutorial on how to create the super cute mini plus sign quilt top.

P.P.S. Here are some links for some white pompoms and some pompom edged pillow cases! Super cute!



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