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« on: May 27, 2015 06:27:08 AM »

DISCLAIMER: Between the lack of natural light on that side of the room because of the bookcase/room divider and my lack of photography skills, the photos are kind of crummy. I think it's nicer looking, more inviting, in person. I hope I am right. Undecided

Last November both out mothers came to visit for the long Thanksgiving weekend. We have one permanent guest room, so we got one of those tall inflatable mattresses, cleared out the studio mess, and set up an auxiliary guest room in there. This is probably the one room in the house we haven't done any updating in since we bought the house about 2.75 years ago, so pardon the fake paneling, etc.  Since we already had a third comforter and enough pillows, I went ahead and made a duvet set to help it look like a "real" bed.  I used a cotton ticking stripe in black/natural and a natural/black gingham check around the seams.



I can't remember my logic or inspiration (probably something I saw on Pinterest), but instead of standard pillow shams, I made lined "tubes" with ties on either end. I think the look suits the "utilitarian" quality of the ticking, though.





It is backed with a material from a natural tan sheet set. Instead of snaps or buttons, I used ties for the closure on the duvet as well. Some unbleached cotton twill tape I had in my stash. I am pretty sure I saw this style of closure on Pinterest, too.  Cool



Since the photo was taken I have set up a little side table with a milk crate topped with a vintage metal tray and added a lamp. Hopefully it will be comfortable enough for a girls' weekend coming up in a few days!

Once it was made, I noticed that a vintage-style souvenir tea towel I had looked really neat with it, so I made a cushion cover out of it for a little extra bit of the "real" bed look. Here's a post on that: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439425.0
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015 07:14:04 AM »

Well done! I commend you on dragging all that fabric around your sewing machine!  Wink looks very cozy. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015 07:21:07 AM »

Looks nice and comfy! I'm a big fan of ticking, so two thumbs up.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015 07:24:04 AM »

Well done! I commend you on dragging all that fabric around your sewing machine!  Wink looks very cozy. Wink

Haha! Thank you!

This was nothing compared to the king-size duvet set!  The hardest part was finding a place to lay that out to cut and pin.

Looks nice and comfy! I'm a big fan of ticking, so two thumbs up.  Smiley

I love ticking, too! I had planned to sew a shower curtain from another color, but went a different direction on that project. So, it was nice to do this one!
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015 08:00:08 AM »

Nice! I will be seeing this in person in a few days. Yahoo!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015 11:11:46 AM »

Nice! I will be seeing this in person in a few days. Yahoo!

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