More Kokeshi Dolls

My daughter is making a quilt with these Kokeshi dolls. Here’s the first one we stitched out.

Because of the puckering problem on this Kona cotton we tried a heavier weight cotton. This one was a little better but still not completely satisfactory.

So we tried this waffle weave medium weight fabric.

No puckers. It stitched out much better but I would prefer a plain fabric without the waffle weave look. Does anyone know of a good type of fabric that works well with these machine embroidery applique designs?

About ladybelle

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother and I love to make things, especially sock monkeys. They're great for all kinds of gifts, birthdays, baby showers, etc. Kids love them and so do adults!! I've made many football players, including Peyton Manning, Tony Romo and Tom Brady, and character monkeys like Rainbow Brite and the Grinch. Look at some of my favorites and email me with your requests at
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3 Responses to More Kokeshi Dolls

  1. Allie says:

    GORGEOUS. Are you doubling your stabilizer? I use two layers and criss-cross them. It also seems to help if I spray baste them together with the fabric before hooping. Where did you get the designs?

    • ladybelle says:

      What kind of stabilizer are you using? I will try two layers criss-crossed. We got these designs at Designs by Juju. They’re having a sale in July.


  2. Liz says:

    These are adorable. Thanks for the criss-crossing idea.

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