happy hands at home–again

Sometimes I like to sew stuff. Couldn’t find a  bedspread for this 60s-style bedroom so I decided to make it myself.

A note about the fabric–The material is Luna Compass, a cotton/wool blend which is why it hangs really nicely. The retail price is horrendous but I bought a bolt of 10 yards from Winter Beach Modern for about $90. I made the welting from cord and bias tape.
Actually, sewing something a bit like writing. There are lots of metaphors here. If you start with incredibly great material, you’re more likely to be successful. I don’t always love the process but it’s nice when it turns out well.
Aaaand, I taught myself a new WordPress trick–inserting a “gallery” of photos instead of one at a time. Ridiculously simple. You can click on each thumbnail for a bigger (much, much bigger) view.

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  1. The bedspread is lovely! My sewing machine gets very little use these days. I enjoyed making clothes for my son when he was small, and I really cannot explain how I have less time to sew now than I did when I was chasing a toddler. Have you done upholstering? I’m thinking if you can make welting, you can do anything…

  2. The bedspread is lovely! My sewing machine gets very little use these days. I enjoyed making clothes for my son when he was small, and I really cannot explain how I have less time to sew now than I did when I was chasing a toddler. Have you done upholstering? I’m thinking if you can make welting, you can do anything…

  3. I continue to be impressed with your talents 🙂

    Am I the ONLY person who does not sew on this planet ?

    I can BAKE !!!!!!! (does that count ? VBG ?)

    Pam

  4. I continue to be impressed with your talents 🙂
    Am I the ONLY person who does not sew on this planet ?
    I can BAKE !!!!!!! (does that count ? VBG ?)
    Pam

  5. I’ve trained hubby to sew on his own buttons. Haven’t done any sewing since the “Stretch and Sew” projects about 30-35 years ago??? Gave away all sewing supplies, including the machine in our ‘declutter the house’ for selling it efforts. I can cook, too, though. And I used to knit, until we moved to Florida and it’s just too darn hot. And I’ve done some very acceptable needlepoint projects. But a bedspread? Hats off to you. Just handling the massive amounts of fabric is impressive. Making your own welting?

  6. I’ve trained hubby to sew on his own buttons. Haven’t done any sewing since the “Stretch and Sew” projects about 30-35 years ago??? Gave away all sewing supplies, including the machine in our ‘declutter the house’ for selling it efforts. I can cook, too, though. And I used to knit, until we moved to Florida and it’s just too darn hot. And I’ve done some very acceptable needlepoint projects. But a bedspread? Hats off to you. Just handling the massive amounts of fabric is impressive. Making your own welting?

  7. I don’t sew, I don’t bake. well maybe a couple of things, same with cooking, really basic things, but I am learning a few new things to try.. All those cooking shows. But I can set a beautiful table.. Had a great teacher, my grandmother..even it was just a family everyday meal, the table always has to be set properly..

    But you did a fantastic job.. well done.

  8. I don’t sew, I don’t bake. well maybe a couple of things, same with cooking, really basic things, but I am learning a few new things to try.. All those cooking shows. But I can set a beautiful table.. Had a great teacher, my grandmother..even it was just a family everyday meal, the table always has to be set properly..
    But you did a fantastic job.. well done.

  9. Just lovely, Susan.

    I used to sew all my clothes, then the kiddies things, onto draperies, home decor (I had a little side business years ago, if you stop writing, you can sew), then came the other business and nothing, no sewing, maybe mending, and now…back to sewing again. Found “amy butler” fabrics and patterns. Fab stuff, guess what the girlies are getting for Christmas… Check her stuff out. She also has these really great ‘domestic goddess aprons’ patterns.

    Barkis at the foot of the bed, handsome boy.

  10. Just lovely, Susan.
    I used to sew all my clothes, then the kiddies things, onto draperies, home decor (I had a little side business years ago, if you stop writing, you can sew), then came the other business and nothing, no sewing, maybe mending, and now…back to sewing again. Found “amy butler” fabrics and patterns. Fab stuff, guess what the girlies are getting for Christmas… Check her stuff out. She also has these really great ‘domestic goddess aprons’ patterns.
    Barkis at the foot of the bed, handsome boy.

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