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Make Your Own Duvet Cover! (It’s really not that hard!)

I’ve been wanting to replace my duvet cover for forever. But I put it off, trying to figure out the easiest way to make one. Then, a few weeks ago, we stayed in a hotel and our bed’s duvet cover was nothing more than a giant pillow case, which I hoped knew I could totally replicate. 🙂

So here’s what I did. (Disclaimer! I do not consider this a tutorial, more like a guide. I made up so much as I went that I’m sure I left plenty of things out. But, believe me, if I can do this, you can, too! Email me if you you have any questions and I’ll try to help!)

I wanted it to look kind of quiltish, so I used blocks to make the top.

I used one patterned fabric and white for my blocks. I chose Morning Glory by Amy Butler from her Lotus collection for my patterned fabric and an old sheet for the white. I put a strip around the edges to give it a little kick and used Full Moon Polka Dot Cherry, also from Butler’s Lotus collection.

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What is the Right Side of Fabric?

This post is part of my Beginner Sewing Series. 

Another seemingly simple sewing term that I remember figuring out was the “right side” of the fabric and figuring out how to, “place right sides together.” Maybe I should have known but I didn’t. I had never sewn before. Everything was new to me.

So, in case you’re in the position I was once in…….

The right side of the fabric is the side that is meant to be seen.

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Blogger’s Block of the Month #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m participating in Canton Village Quilt Works’ Blogger’s Block of the Month. This is my very first BOM and I can’t wait to see how it turns out! Since I’m using scraps from my stash, the fabrics aren’t exactly what I would have chosen if I was buying them new, but I still think it’s going to end up being pretty cute.

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