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22.2.13

Easy DIY Bedspread

Easy DIY Bedspread
Easy DIY Bedspread
Easy DIY Bedspread
Easy DIY Bedspread
Audrey is officially in her big girl bed! To celebrate the occasion I made a special new bedspread for Audrey as a present for being such a big girl now. The bedspread matches her bed sheet which she is particularly fond of. It's simple and lightweight. Since it's not too heavy it's easy enough for a toddler to cover herself with it at night.

Quick instructions to how I made mine after the jump:
To make this easy DIY bedspread/throw you'll need:
-2 vintage sheets
-Quilt binding or 2" bias tape (enough to go around the outside of the finished blanket)

Easy DIY Bedspread
Start by laying out your sheets with the wrong sides together. Line them up, smooth out any wrinkles, and pin them together.


Easy DIY Bedspread
TIP: Start pinning the sheets together at one end and work your way up rolling the already pinned sheets as you go. This allows you to smooth out the wrinkles and keep the sheets under control.


Easy DIY Bedspread
Begin "quilting" the two sheets together. I sewed simple straight lines back and forth across the width of the quilt about 3" apart.


Easy DIY Bedspread
To finish, sew binding around the edge of your quilt.

Variations:
-You could easily add quilt batting to add some warmth and general squishiness.
-In hindsight, I would quilt this with a contrasting thread rather than white so that it would really stand out and add a bit of character.
-You could go the extra mile and hand stitch across the sheets with thicker embroidery thread for a really stand-out design! I would LOVE a quilt like this, but they're too expensive... and I don't have time to hand stitch. :P
-Try a smaller version for a lap quilt or a comfy throw for the couch!

Easiest bedspread ever! xo

8 comments:

  1. ohh like the idea of rolling it up as you go, mine always get stupid pintucks because I rush that step. Love the sheets!

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    1. I just learned this new tactic two quilts ago. It's made the job SO much easier :)

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  2. Love it!! Been meaning to break into my vintage sheet stash and make a patchwork one - never seems to be enough time in the day!! You have inspired me :)

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  3. Brilliant! I've been thinking of doing something similar for our daughter using a woollen blanket inbetween the sheets :)
    x

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  4. look at those beautiful mitered corners. something that i just can't seem to master!

    rachel xo

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    1. HA! Each one took me way more time that I'd personally like to admit. They are so difficult!!!

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  5. so pretty... i have a couple months before mine is out of the crib (i think!), so maybe i have time to make her one with embroidery thread, because it really does sound lovely.

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    1. Oh YES! DO IT! And take photos. I want to see!!!

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