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    Default using bed skirt as border

    I bought a quilted bed spread. wanted it a bit larger so i added borders on three sides. but like an idiot i cut the border fabric length wise, not width wise. the third border stretched no matter what I did. so I finally removed it. I bought an eyelet bed skirt. cut the elastic off. Now i am adding it to the sides and bottom. but the corners are going to give me trouble. I will barely have enough length so i don't want to do too large of a pleat on the corners. anyone done this or anything similar and run into problem corners??

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    Default Re: using bed skirt as border

    Make a small pleat and turn it back with a hem.

    Have you already sewn it to the bedspread? I like bedskirts with a small flange to tuck in between the mattress and box spring. There are 3 pieces, one for each side of bed. You can use the twirly pins to pin in place.

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    Default Re: using bed skirt as border

    nope, not sewn on yet. i do have a black bed skirt but the little quilted bedspread is about 88x88 and not quite large enough to me. i just wanted to add to the sides and bottom a bit more. I may cut the eyelet in the corners and sew the raw edges. there would be a separation but may look all right. I'm still fooling with it.

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    Default Re: using bed skirt as border

    All the bed skirts I have had are split at the corners, just plain. Would that work?



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    yep, I have come to that conclusion. split corners are the way to go. thanks.

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    I now think I will just do a bit of gathering at the corner. it should hang well that way. I will gather it by hand.

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    Default Re: using bed skirt as border

    My sunbonnet sue and overall sam quilt uses a bed ruffle for the drop and the backing with a flannel sheet for batting. And has split corners.
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