I am so excited to share with you my latest project. I have been working very hard on this King Chevron Quilted Duvet Cover.
I have been itching for a new bed set for the last several months, but I hate how stupid expensive bedding is. Our bedding was from Ikea and while I loved it, we have had it for probably 5 years. I still love my Ikea comforter but was ready for a new look.
I absolutely love Chevron, and I have heard rumors that the pattern is going out of style, but I don't care. I am going to hold onto it.
I recently found a quilting tutorial on Pinterest for a Halloween Chevron Quilt Tutorial from The Little Fabric Blog.
Isn't it gorgeous? And her tutorial is very quite simple! The best part is you don't have to worry about sewing triangles together to get the chevron pattern, but instead it is made by sewing stripes together - so brilliant and very easy!
For my fabric I cheated used and sheets from Walmart. The sheets were only $4.47 each and fabric is usually $5 a yard so I was pretty proud of myself for my thriftiness. I originally bought 2 twin size flat sheets, but it wasn't quite enough so I had to go back and buy more. I also used a king size sheet for the back of the duvet.
Whether you use sheets or fabric make sure that you pre-wash your material. That way you wont be surprised by shrinkage later down the road. Since I was using sheets I started by cutting off all of the seams and then I had my fabric!
For my quilted top I really did follow The Little Fabric Shop's tutorial step by step. Trust me, it is very easy to follow. And that is coming from someone who has never quilted before!
I wanted my squares to be 10 inches, so I made myself a little graph to help me keep track of where I was.
Quilting the top is really what took the most amount of time. But it was totally worth it and I love how it turned out.
To make the top into a duvet cover I found this tutorial on Pinterest as well. Two On Two Off has tutorial on how to make a Duvet Cover out of sheets, which is exactly what I was doing!
This is another great tutorial with images of exactly what you should do. Since I was making my duvet cover to go over my current comforter I knew it needed to be 86 x 102 inches. I did have to do quite a bit of trimming to make everything fit and match up. I even used math! Now that's scary!
I had never used the button hole stitch on my new sewing machine, so that was fun to learn to do!
When it was all done, I took a deep breath and prayed that I had done all of my math right and that it would fit my comforter.
I totally love it! Now I need to get busy on some fun pillows!