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By Monica from Cortez, CO
I bought a printed, ruffled bedspread, which I suspect is about 40 years old, for $1 at the thrift shop. In good shape, it was a little faded, which made me not want to use it on the bed, but gave it a sort of "vintage" patina. I took it apart and made several matching items to perk up my bedroom. It was fun to see how far I could make that dollar stretch! I have enough fabric left to make a few accent pillows. It was twin-sized. Sometimes you can find two matching twins, which would really give you something to work with!
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With a vintage jar, I used the same method for covering the lid as I did for the tray and then trimmed the raw edge with ribbon.
Valance: I made this by removing one whole long side of the bedspread, keeping ruffle attached and adding a rod pocket at the top.
Hope Chest Cover: I used the other long side of the spread and just hemmed the raw edge.
'Nite Notes' Journal: Cut a motif from the fabric, attach with hot glue, add title with 3-D paint.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
What better way to give your home a touch of spring than with a bed spring bunny. This bunny head is made using an old chenille bedspread, a recycled bed spring, and a few other odds and ends you probably already have in your craft supplies.
If you have any of those old chenille bedspreads around, put it to good use and make a handbag. I made this one to show off the pink center in the daisy. That part is the flap of the bag.
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I have a very old Bates "Queen Elizabeth" pattern woven white cotton bedspread I purchased for $10 at an estate sale. It was an awesome find and I've enjoyed it so much, but now it has developed quite a bit of wear (and even a few holes) in the top, due to being used and washed almost weekly for the past year (the cat sleeps on it too). The sides and top/bottom are still quite good. I need suggestions for crafts I might make from it. I've seen suggestions on using chenille bedspreads for crafts, but this is a much heavier material.