Make queen-size bedspread in three sections
As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, we begin to spend more time indoors. For me, that means I will have more time to relax and start sewing projects that I didn't get to during the summer because of yard work. The first project I wanted to undertake was a bedspread to brighten the master bedroom.
The bed is queen size, and my favorite bedspread measures 98 inches wide and 110 inches long. The spread extends past the mattress and over the top of the dust ruffle on the sides and bottom, and tucks under and covers the pillows at the top.
I knew this would be a lot of fabric to fit through my sewing machine, so I divided the bedspread into three sections. The two side sections, including a 1⁄2-inch seam allowance on each side, were each cut 43 inches by 111 inches. The center panel, including the seam allowance, was cut 15 inches by 111 inches.
On both sides of the center panel, I sewed -- using a basting stitch on the machine -- 1-inch-wide white lace onto the seam line of the right side of the fabric for that panel. The right side of the lace was facing up and toward the center of the panel. I topstitched the outside edge of
the lace to the top of the center panel. I chose a coordinating color of piping and sewed it on top of the lace on the seam line, and then I sewed
another piece of lace along the seam line facing toward the center of the panel with the right side down.
The panel for the right side was sewn to the center panel, and then the seam was serged, leaving a 1⁄4-inch seam allowance. The top piece of lace sewn to the center panel was placed onto the top of the side panel, and the outside edge of the lace was topstitched onto the side panel.
The left panel was then sewn to the center panel using the same method.
The bottom corners of the bedspread were rounded off, and the entire edge of the bedspread was sewn with an overlock stitch on the serger, then turned under 1⁄2 inch and stitched in place.
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