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How can you make a king-sized bedspread?

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Sewers can make their own king-sized bedspreads by taking mattress measurements, cutting fabric to fit those measurements, sewing the pieces together and then attaching their work onto a backing. This can be done with a single piece of wide fabric or by piecing fabrics together to create a quilted look.

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Sewing a bedspread is a great way to create a custom cover. Sewers can create their own king-sized toppers and comforters using the following steps.

  1. Take measurements.
  2. Taking measurements is an essential part of sewing. Measure the width and length of the mattress. It is also important to measure the drop, which runs from the top of the mattress to the desired hemline of the bedspread, and add the measurement to the length and width. Standard king-sized bedspreads measure 102 inches by 121 inches, but sewers may need to add or subtract inches based on mattress depth and where they want the hem to sit.
  3. Choose fabrics.
  4. Although some manufacturers make fabrics in 108-inch widths, the selection of narrower fabrics is much better, so patchwork bedspreads offer a wider variety of choices. Choose fabric cuts for the top, batting and backing parts based on the desired dimensions of the bedspread. It is important to add hems and seams to the measurements. Patchwork designs involving smaller pieces require more fabric than larger blocks.
  5. Measure and cut fabric.
  6. Measure the top, batting and backing pieces. Make sure there is enough room for hems and seam allowances. Cut the fabric.
  7. Sew the fabric.
  8. For patchwork designs, sew the pieces for the top part of the bedspread together. Pin the top to the batting and backing. Baste the three layers in place.
  9. Sew on the border
  10. Wrap a border around the edges and sew it into place.
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