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Old 12-20-2014, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default I need a new bedspread..........

For years I've had an idea of taking a white cotton sheet and sewing on doilies and old bits of lace to make a bedspread.
I have collected a box full of doilies and lacy stuff over time and I'm thinking of starting. But I'm also thinking of throwing in some random bits of colour as in like patchwork squares etc.

I'm sort of thinking more along the 'shabby chic' lines as I'm no perfectionist (or maybe its just I don't have the patience lol)
So a kinda 'rustic' or thrown together idea.

Any suggestions or ideas please?

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Old 12-20-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Maybe some calico cotton swatches? Since you are going with "old" doilies and lace, then maybe try to find some material that matches that theme. If you want to go the "shabby" chic route, instead of cutting the patches with a smooth edge, tear it into strips, then squares (or rectangles). Cotton tears on a fairly straight line. Then let the edges fray a bit - that would maybe match the lace look.

Also, I would lay out the solid material patches first, then overlap the doilies and lace pieces. The solid material will show through the doilies and lace pieces and help tie it all together.

Oh, and once you have it all laid out how you like, take a picture. That way you have something to refer to as you glue/stitch/fasten the pieces to the backing.
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