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Message Board > Home Dec. Sewing > Big girl room ideas ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Big girl room ideas
duvet or quilt or what?
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Date: 8/20/13 3:53 PM

Home dec sewing is not my forte, so I could use some help. My daughter is moving out of her crib! Before she was even born, I invested in about 8 yards of Heather Ross's now OOP Rapunzel fabric. I've been saving it ever since but I still don't know what I want to do with it exactly.

I do know that I don't want to cut it up to make a patchwork quilt. The repeat is pretty large scale and it would be difficult to cut without destroying the lovely artwork. I do plan to mix in some gingham or dots or at least solids. Should I use this for a whole cloth quilt? Or a duvet cover? Or maybe a kind of coverlet that layers at the foot of the bed? A matching valance or pillows? It's a small room, so I don't want to overwhelm it with this print, but I do want the fabric to shine.

I would be grateful for some ideas.

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Date: 8/20/13 4:30 PM

Dust ruffle and pillows with a solid color comforter?
Maybe enough left over for some window valances.

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Date: 8/20/13 5:41 PM

Eight yards.. okay..

Large print you want the focus on.. gotcha

So... did you have in mind a wall color already. ?
You could always do stripes on at least one wall using all the colors in the fabric..

Then you are going to want to do a duvet cover OR preferably really a spread if you can pull it off .. WITHOUT chopping up the fabric.. which is why I do not recommend using any of your fabric for a dust ruffle or even pillows.. sorry Alice.. A dust ruffle would require the use of a lot of fabric and when it ruffled at all you would lose the design in the ruffle..
Now .. you did not state what size bed you have.. or how many windows and at what width..

I suggest two or more coordinate fabrics.. For pillow shams etc.. Then you would have after you made the spread enough for valances.. again.. make those flat without ruffles so to see the print.. then use one of the coordinates for the drapes to the floor.. as I dont think eight yards will be enough for complete window treatments and the spread..
Use a solid dust ruffle if you don't care to make one out of a coordinate.. it might be cheaper anyhow and easy enough to find..

I do think even with the spread and valances you will be able to pull off two pillow shams at least .. buy extra pillows so to not have to wash those shame regularly.. just place them on the bed after making it..
Then get a solid or a coordinate comforter as Alice suggested for her to lay at the end of the bed .. to actually use when sleeping to stay warm.. folding back your gorgeous just made bedspread.. so you don't have to wash it regularly either. that way the spread and pillow shams will retain color for a long time..
The sheets would be so cute in gingham or polka dots or checks or even mixed or matched.. just pull all the colors out of your fabric..
If you have any more fabric left after the basics are completed then do a quilt mixing your fabric with the coordinate .. She could stack that on a chair or also at the foot of the bed..

Between shopping and sewing there is a good week or more work that goes into a room.. so I would not make a duvet and wash it weekly or in no time it will fade out and you will have to redo the room all over again..

And btw.. have your hubby make your DD a puppet theater out of plywood and put a fabric awning for the curtains.. How cute .. and you can hide toys behind it too.. grins..

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Date: 8/20/13 8:30 PM

Wow, that's a lot of ideas, thanks! The walls are ballet slipper pink already and I don't plan to re paint. There is also a pink area rug, which was expensive and a keeper. Floors are original, honey colored oak with walnut inlay. I don't have the bed yet, but am hoping to get a queen sonthe grandparents can sleep there when visitng. but i might get a full since it is a small room. There is just one window in the very corner of the room, so drapes are out anyway. I have a decorative ballon shade now with a black out shade underneath. It's south facing and a tall window, though, so the room does get nice light.

Otherwise, I scored an antique tigers eye maple dresses that came from John Wanamakers, once the premier department store here in Philadelphia. I'm thinking of an airy iron bed frame so it doesn't have too much visual weight in the room. I also want to hang a canopy above it on the wall. I saw something stunning in a magazine done with gingham so it wasn't at all gag-worthy girls, but rather elegant. Hubby can build anything so that isn't an issue:)

I hope to pick the orange and the hot pink/bright red in coordinating fabrics. Maybe the gold. Hmm, maybe I should get the whole thing out and open it up to have a sense of what it looks like full scale.

The fabric is unfortunately only 44" wide, so whatever I do for a bedspread, there will be seams. But most duvet covers have seams anyway, don't they?

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Date: 8/24/13 10:30 AM

That fabric is fantastic! What ever you do will look great. Post some pictures after you get finished.

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