Making a Quilt

January 18, 2008

Blue and white quilt with lace panels.Here is a very easy way to make a quilt in no time at all. I purchased the lace panels at the Dollar Store.


  1. Sew the lace panels to a sheet.
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  3. Between the lace panels, sew doilies (also sold at the Dollar store).
  4. Purchase a sheet one size larger than the sheet you sewed the lace panels on. Purchase a blanket or use an old one you have on hand.
  5. Place the sheet down, lay the blanket on top, than add the sheet with the lace panels. Sew on the edge of the panels through all three layers of material and blanket.
  6. Trim the edge within two inches.
  7. Fold the edge over one time and you will have a one inch edging. (That is the white color around the edge of the quilt.)

You will be able to wash the quilt in the washing machine and dry it in the dryer without mishap.

Let it snow!

Sandy M

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August 2, 2010

Cheating? Would it be cheating to buy a yard of fabric and sew squares and such on to that and call it a quilt? Is this even a craft?

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August 3, 20101 found this helpful
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I think it sounds like a good project. I am curious why you'd be worried about it being a "cheat". If you make it, it is hand-crafted! Don't let anyone make you feel like it is less than marvelous! If you learn from making it--fabulous. If you are happy with the result, all the better. Our ancestors all did with what they had, and techniques varied person to person. Even as a child, a friend's mom made bed quilts for all the kids by piecing a top, using a sheet for the bottom, and putting an inexpensive blanket in between.


After finishing the edges, she used yarn to "tie" the quilt, so nothing would shift. We were all so impressed. They were made with scraps from the clothes she had sewn for the kids; and were made with great love.

Call your finished project a "folk art quilt" and I bet you will impress people! Good luck, learn much, and have fun!


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August 4, 20101 found this helpful
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The old folks use to use a large piece on the back and sew remnants together. They then stitched the handmade part to the front part but it was turned wrong side out. After you sew about 3/4 of it turn it right side out and finish off the seam. They called them bag quilts. Creating crafts are in your mind's eye. There is no right or wrong in most crafting items. You'll amaze yourself sometimes at what you can think up to do with practically nothing.


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November 12, 2021

First time poster here! So excited for this opportunity to ask a question. I've done my research. I know that a king quilt takes 40 fat quarters, how many will it take to make a 'California' King?


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November 25, 20210 found this helpful
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The standard size for a Cal King size would generally be around 72 inches in width and 84 inches in length, so it is both 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than a regular king mattress


So, for California King (74" x 84")
Comforter 12 in drop will have 96" x 96",
Coverlet 16 in drop: 104" x 100",
Bedspread 21 in drop: 114" x 105"
It includes a drop that hangs over the mattress on 3 sides. Add 10 inches to length if you want to have a tuck for the pillows.

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