How to Make Two Toddler Bed Sets from a Queen-Size Bedspread
Cute describes a toddler bed decked out in a stylish, fun bedding set, but paying the price for a quality set may far exceed the cost of a single queen-size bedspread. Instead of fretting over the price, buy the queen-size bedspread instead, and make not one, but two, toddler bed sets. It is convenient to have an extra bed set on standby between washings. For families with two small children, this is an easy way to make two matching bed sets. Look through bedspread choices with an eye for design to find one -- or a few -- that complement the design and décor of a child's room with fun colors and patterns.
Making your child's bed set from an existing one is a solution that mothers can appreciate, since the styles of child bedding are often limited to the latest television characters or toy themes. And contrary to their popularity, these do not appeal to all children, and parents, for that matter. Since these themes quickly go out of style, choosing a neutral theme that displays the child's favorite colors, becomes a smart alternative that may last for several years – or at least a few months.
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The Measurements and the Cuts
1. A typical queen-size bedspread measures 118-inches by 110-inches. Fold the bedspread in half along the 118-inch side, with the folded bedspread measuring 59-inches by 110-inches.
2. Cut the bedspread in two along the fold line.
A typical toddler bedspread measures 42-inches by 58-inches.
3. Separate the two bedspread pieces, and fold down one of the short ends of each one about 65 inches over. Cut along the fold of each bedspread to separate the short piece from the longer one.
This yields two bedspreads measuring 45-inches by 59-inches, and two extra pieces of the bedspread.
Sewing the Toddler Bedspreads
Two edges of the bedspread will have the finished edging of the original queen-size bedspread.
1. Finish off the cut sides of each bedspread by folding them over 1/2-inch, two times, press the folds with an iron.
2. Pin the fold down with straight pins, and sew a straight stitch down the inner edge of the fold to finish the bedspreads.
Making the Pillows
1. Take the length and width measurements of the pillow forms. Add 2 inches to the length and width.
2. Transfer the measurements to the bedspread pieces with the tape measure and mark each corner with a straight pin.
3. Cut the squares out, cutting two pieces for each pillow.
4. Match the pieces together with right sides facing together. Pin all sides of the edges together with straight pins.
5. Sew the pillow cover pieces together, leaving one side open. Snip the some of the extra fabric at each corner away with the scissors, but do not cut through the stitching.
6. Press the seams flat, and turn the pillow covers inside out.
7. Insert the pillow forms into their covers, and pin and sew the cover's opening closed.
Make up the toddler bed, or beds, with the new bedding set, and enjoy the convenience and affordability of making your child's bedding for years to come.
Take the challenge – try this project with down comforters to make toddler down comforters, or try making toddler duvets from a single duvet to change out the look of your child's bed set without changing the entire set. Have fun!