Category Archives: Home Décor

Measuring the Bed

Measure accurately to make a comforter and dust ruffle that fits the bed perfectly. Comforters reach 3″ to 4″ (7.5 to 10 cm) below the mattress line. They have a drop length (the distance from the upper edge of the

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How to Sew a Comforter Cover

1) Press under 16″ (40.5 cm) across the lower edge of the back, right sides together. If using tapes or zipper, snip the fold to mark ends of closure. Stitch 3/4″ (2 cm) from the fold; backstitch at snips and

Comforter Cover

Change the look of a bed with a covered comforter. It can replace a top sheet and blanket, and the removable cover of the comforter makes laundering easy. Sew your own comforter, or use a purchased one of down or

Bed Fashions

Custom-made bed fashions such as comforters, comforter covers, pillow shams and dust ruffles can be ruffled or tailored to suit the decor. Chintzes, polished cottons and sateens are good choices for most bed coverings. Sheets are another practical fabric

Six ways to make and hem napkins

Coordinating napkins are the finishing touch to your tabletop fashions. Standard finished napkins are 14″ or 17″ (33.5 or 43 cm) square. Before cutting the fabric, square the ends, using a carpenter’s square. For fringed napkins, square the ends by

Trimmed Placemats

Trimmed place mats have banding stitched to one side. Purchase finished trim or cut trim from fabric. Cutting Directions Cut the place mat 1″ (2.5 cm) larger than desired finished size (page 104). Press W’ (1.3 cm) seam allowance to

Banded Placemats

Wide double banding creates reversible place mat. Cutting Directions Determine size of finished mat (page 104) and desired width of finished banding. Cut place mat center the size of finished mat minus two times the width of finished banding, plus

Quilted Table Covers

Quilting adds body to table coverings and provides additional protection for table surfaces. The thickness and slight puffiness of quilted table accessories also adds visual appeal. Use quilted fabrics for placemats, table runners and table mats. Finish edges with bias

Scarf Pillows

Most dorm beds also double as a couch (and study nook,and eating area), so why not spruce up the bottom bunk with a few fun scarf pillows? Simply hit the nearest Savers/Value Village and find a few old throw pillows,