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From: dancingfool
Date: 07-18-2004, 02:41 PM (1 of 4)
Hello Sewers!

I am new to this forum and kind of new to sewing...but I have sewn, sometimes even succesfully!!

I want to make a queen bedspread. I have always used comforters and bed skirts.

I would like to put cording around the edges (sides and bottom) and have an overhang. I want it to be very straight, no gathering, ruffles, etc...

Couple of questions...

What is the standard size of a queen bed (when making one)? I am sure it is the same as if I weren't making one...but you know what I mean. How big is the top piece?

The height of mattress is 30" from the floor. Do I take the sides around the bottom then leave the bottom overhand piece to be on top of the sides so no hardware/mattress is seen?

Any ideas, tips or tutorials will help!


User: dancingfool
Member since: 07-18-2004
Total posts: 2
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-19-2004, 12:15 PM (2 of 4)
Queen size is 60 X 80.. So, that is your beginning measure, you need to add sides and bottom and top (if you are to cover the pillows and tuck in under them) Plus hems, etc.. If you are going to use a print fabric, you may need to buy extra in order to match your pattern where the seams join..Making your own cording is much more economical than purchasing ready-made..:cool:
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: shadylady
Date: 07-19-2004, 01:28 PM (3 of 4)
The best tip I can give you is to measure that bed, especially if you're making it fitted! Matresses and pillows are rarely "standard" sizes. I make a cover for a twin once, and when I got new mattresses, the cover didn't fit at all.
I'm not sure what you mean by overhang, but if you mean flaps, then you can make gussets at the corners, instead of bringing the sides around.
User: shadylady
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 58
From: dancingfool
Date: 07-19-2004, 02:07 PM (4 of 4)
Ahh...gussets those will work (I think) and flaps...that's what I meant!

I think I got it. Once I come up with the design I will post again for more advice.

User: dancingfool
Member since: 07-18-2004
Total posts: 2
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