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From: weezyrider
Date: 02-19-2007, 09:50 AM (1 of 4)
I got those lined curtains done. Turned out rather well, considering I wasn't using a pattern!
Now I want to tackle a spread. We have one of the newer beds that are high off the floor. I couldn't find enough yardage to make the length of the spread. so had to buy a smaller piece. So that means there will have to be an added section at the bottom as well as the sides. NONE of the info I've ever seen covers this situation. The side pieces will also have to be added to. What is the sewing order? 2 side pieces, then bottom? Or bottom first, then 2 side pieces? I had made a quilt for this bed and it was 120 X 130! Never again!

User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
From: mcfay
Date: 02-22-2007, 10:03 PM (2 of 4)
Can't quite understand what your talking about, (bottom and sides). Are you planning on a bedspread where the top goes over the pillows or a throw where the pillows will have shams?

If you could give us the yardage of fabric you have and the style of bedspread your talking about it might help.
User: mcfay
Member since: 01-30-2007
Total posts: 16
From: Chrysantha
Date: 02-22-2007, 11:23 PM (3 of 4)
I think she's talking about making it square...

[____] side....bottom...side...added to the top...

actually I'd have gotten -3- LONG pieces of fabric to go end to end and sewn them long ways so you only have 3 pieces (or 4 depending on how wide your fabric is.)
Then I would disguise the seams with something...embroidery, ribbon....
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: weezyrider
Date: 02-23-2007, 10:17 AM (4 of 4)
You are right Chrysantha - but they didn't have enough yardage to do it with even 2 pieces, All the fabric had been cut and I had to take the longest pieces.
So it would be easier to piece on the bottom first, then piece the sides and add them? That's the way pattern charts show it. Thanks for the hint about fancy seams.
User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
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