Many people use king size comforters even on their queen-size beds. Using a king-size comforter gives you extra blanket on the sides to wrap around you and cuddle up with on cold, winter nights. Make your own king size bedspread using some simple store bought items. You can find many ideas and patterns from online sites that offer them free. Find a pattern you like, download the directions and make your bedspread using very simple sewing techniques.
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Things you need
- Printed pattern directions
- 2 king-size flat sheets
- Quilt batting
- Sewing machine
- Embroidery thread
Follow the link to get some ideas and print out the instructions to make your king sized bedspread. (http://www.christianhomekeeper.com/duvet.html) Make a seamless comforter by using 2 king sized sheets instead of sewing two lengths of fabric together to get the necessary width for a king sized bed.
Wash and dry your 2 sheets.
Lay one of the sheets on a clean floor where you have ample space to move around the edges without walking on it. Lay the sheet wrong side down.
Top the first sheet with the second sheet, but this time, lay the sheet right side down so that the two right sides are together.
Place the quilt batting on top of the two sheets. Cut around the edges of the batting, if necessary, to make the edges of both the sheets and the batting line up evenly. Toss aside the excess batting.
Pin all three layers together around the bottom and the two side edges. Leave the top open.
Sew around all three sides. Make sure to catch all three layers in the seam to hold them in place securely.
Turn the bedspread right side out. Turn the raw edges at the top of the bedspread inside the comforter to hide them. Stitch across the top edge of the bedspread.
Topstitch all the way around the edges, 2 inches from the edge, of the bedspread to help hold everything together more securely and complete the bedspread.
Tips and warnings
- You can quilt your bedspread by drawing lines on the fabric with chalk. Sew over those lines to form quilting. You can also take it to a professional for a pretty quilting design.
- Use two different sheets to make a reversible bedspread.
- Use two or even three layers of quilt batting inside your bedspread to make it cosier.
- Pay attention when sewing with the batting on top. It has a tendency to catch on the presser foot. Press the batting down with your hand before it goes under the presser foot to make sure this does not happen.
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