I can't really , in all honesty , call this a tutorial . Making any quilt , regardless of size , by the paper-piecing method , is foolproof .
Tightrope walking needs skill , balance , confidence and years of practice . All you'll need to make a miniature quilt is patience and a certain degree of accuracy .
There are thousands of patterns you could make , but it might be a good idea to begin with one using squares
Once you've decided which one you're making , you'll need to photocopy squared paper , scaling it up to give the size square you want ( half an inch or more is comfortable to work with ) and cut into separate bits
Then make a cardboard template ( make more than one , actually , since they tend to go AWOL under sofa cushions ) making it large enough for a quarter inch seam allowance which might seem a lot but , believe me , you don't want fraying at this point !
Cut squares , using template . Repeat about 400 times .
Tack each square round a little square of paper to make a patch .Oversew patches to each other
either at random
or according to pattern chosen .
Stop when you've had enough or the quilt is big enough for a doll's house bed or tiny doll .
Unpick the tacking stitches round each square and remove paper . Hold it up to a strong light to find any lurking remaining papers ( there will always be one ) .
Bind the quilt and back it ..... My Aunt June , for instance , does wonderful tutorials about how to finish a quilt , if you don't know how .
Sit back and admire . But beware ! It's addictive .