I feel a little silly calling this DIY a quilt, since it’s only 8 pieces of fabric, but whatever. I made it for my best friend for Christmas and I absolutely love how it came out! I’m thinking of making one for myself since we’re going to sharing an apartment soon and matching beds are just cute.
You will need:
- Two coordinating Queen vintage sheets
- Quilt batting for a double/single quilt
- Lots of pins!
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating Thread
- Thin black marker or disappearing fabric pen
1. Begin by trimming the sheets down to the size quilt you’d like. I used binder clips to “pin” the sheet against my quilt so I would have the sizing correct. I didn’t end up trimming a ton of fabric off, so if you’re a fan of long-hanging quilts, you could probably get away without trimming at all.
2. Now it’s time to cut the fabric into 8 pieces. I folded a sheet in half perfectly length-wise, ironed it, and cut along the ironed fold. My lines weren’t quite straight and required trimming and straightening with a yardstick later, but it works!
I then folded those two long pieces in half perfectly length-wise again. Do this with the other sheet and then you’ll have 8 pieces.
3. Once the pieces are cut, sew the two top pieces together length-wise(don’t forget to use the opposite fabric to create the pattern!). Then sew the bottom pieces together length-wise. Then sew it all together! Remember to match up the seems so it makes a perfect + in the middle of the quilt.
4. Lay one quilted piece pattern side down and then lay the quilt batting down on top and then place the top quilt piece pattern side up. Use a yardstick and pen, and cut the top quilt piece in 1 inch all around the quilt. Then cut the batting to edge of the top piece also.
Pin and roll the bottom quilt piece over the top piece and batting. I used this cheat binding technique.
5. Now it’s time to machine sew the edges and SNUGGLE.
It’s nothing fancy, but it’s soft and pretty! And, yes, I was very inspired by Rachel Denbow to use vintage floral sheets. She’s the queen.