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How To Make Flower Bed Cover

How To Make Flower Bed Cover

Making Flower Bed

Mix appliqued flowers, quilted stripes and patchwork to create this stylish bed cover.

Size: Finished cover is 230cm (92in) square.

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YOU WILL NEED

  • 8m (114 in) pink fabric, 137cm (54in) wide
  • 8m (114 in) green fabric, 137cm (54in) wide
  • 1m (40 in) yellow fabric, 137cm (54in) wide
  • Oddment of floral print fabric from which 9 motifs can be cut
  • 235cm (94 in) square of fabric for backing
  • 4m (5 yd) fusible wadding (batting), 90cm (36in) wide
  • 5m (5 ¾ yd) lightweight wadding (batting)
  • Fusible web
  • Yellow embroidery silk
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Making up

  1. From the pink fabric, cut nine 55cm (22in) squares. From the green fabric, cut 24 strips measuring 25 x 55cm (10 x 22in). From the yellow fabric, cut sixteen 25cm (10in) Seam allow­ances of 2.5cm (1 in) are included throughout.
  2. Apply the fusible web to the wrong side of the floral fabric and cut out the nine flower motifs. Peel away the backing paper and then apply these motifs onto the right side of each pink square. Using a short, narrow machine zigzag stitch, stitch the motifs in place, stitching over the cut edge.
  3. From the wadding (batting), cut nine 55cm (22in) squares. Lay one pink appliqued square onto one of these squares and tack (baste) them together along all four edges. Make up the remain­ing eight pink squares in the same way.
  4. From the remaining wadding (batting), cut sixteen 25cm (10in) Tack (baste) each of these squares to the wrong side of the yellow squares.
  5. From the fusible wadding (bat­ting), cut 24 strips measuring 25 X 55cm (10 x 22in). Apply each strip to the wrong side of a green fabric strip.
  6. Working from the fusible wadding (batting) side, quilt the green fabric strips following the zigzag lines showing on the fusible wadding (batting). Tack (baste) together along all four edges.
  7. Make up the first narrow panel that will form the cover. Using four yellow squares and three green strips, join them to form one long strip with a yellow square at each end. Trim the wadding (batting) back to the stitching line and press all seams open. Make another three panels in the same way.
  8. Using four green strips and three pink squares, make the first wide panel. Join these to form one long length with a green strip at each end. Trim the wadding (batting) back to the stitching line and press all seams open. Make another two panels in the same way.
  9. Join the narrow panels to the wide panels to create the full cover, ensuring that the seams match along the panels. Trim the wadding (batting) back to the stitching line and then press the seams open.
  10. Lay the backing fabric against the patchwork section with right sides facing and stitch together along all four edges, leaving an opening to turn the cover through. Trim the wadding (batting) back to the stitching line, trim away comers and then turn the cover through to the right side.
  11. Hand stitch the opening closed and press the cover, placing the seam along the outer edge. Topstitch close to the entire outer edge. Lay the cover flat and, using six strands of embroidery silk and working from the right side, take one small stitch through all layers at the centre of each yellow square. Knot ends securely and trim to 2cm (3/4 in) to form a little tuft.
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