Saturday, February 12, 2011
I'm not sure if my mattress is extra thick or what the problem is, but I've always gotten frustrated that any bedspread or comforter that I use is too short to cover the sides of my bed. I knew that it would especially be a problem when I recently found a quilt that I wanted and it was only available in a Queen size. It was the print that I wanted and most definitely the price that I wanted to pay, (thank you, Ross!) so my plan was to take it home and make something work.
Here's what I did. I measured the length of the quilt and then headed out to Joanne Fabrics to find some plain black fabric. Since most fabrics are at least 45" wide, I knew that I would only need 2 1/2 yards for the 90" of length that I needed. What I hadn't even anticipated was the fact that the edges were already finished, which was a bonus since I was determined to make this a "no sew" project. I just cut the fabric in half, turned the quilt over and used this amazing discovery that I found. Sewing with a tube? Who knew this amazing stuff existed? Well, I didn't before now but you'd better believe that I'll be getting some more of this stuff! All you do is squeeze it out, run your finger across it and place the other fabric that you're attaching to it on top. Just run your finger across it to seal it. Could this have been any simpler?
I really love the way the the quilt has a scalloped edge, so by placing the fabric underneath it, I think it looks like it was made that way. That's what I'm telling myself anyways!
Such a simple solution! Why did it take me so many years of frustration to figure this one out?