A Fellow Reader's Bedroom Sewing Success

I’ve not published a post that included pictures of a reader’s sewing project before today.  But why not, right?

Thanks, Christene, for sharing your success with us!

Christene's Shams and Spread

Christene found this great fabric on clearance at Boca Bargoons, a decorator fabric shop in Orlando.  Don’t you love that texture?

Christene's Shams

This was Christene’s first time to make a bed spread and shams.  The spread was so large, she needed help holding it while sewing.  Here’s another reason it’s called a spread:  Christene had to spread hers across two tables to assemble.

Her daughter (who loves to sew) helped.  I can’t think of a better way to spend time together as mother and daughter (except shopping, of course – ha!).

No-Flop Shams Success

Christene couldn’t remember which weight of batting I used for my Shams With a “No-Flop” Flange, so she bought 1/4″ quilt batting for her inner liner.  She says it worked just fine.

After the sewing was complete, Christene painted the walls to match the fabric.  You can just barely see it below to the left and right of the bed.

Master Bedroom Shams and Spread

It all looks beautiful, Christene!
The color-pop of orange on the bed is wonderful, too.
I know you are so proud!

Isn’t this fun – seeing a project that another reader has been doing?  Don’t you think Christene did a very  nice job on her first spread and shams?   (Me, too!)


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0 thoughts on “A Fellow Reader's Bedroom Sewing Success”

  1. Oooh, I love her bedroom! Painting the room to match the fabric would give a serene look. Many moons ago I made duvet covers, bed skirts, and pillow covers for a designer.

  2. Great job…..it looks lovely!!
    I have been to that store in Orlando…what a fun place to visit, and I brought home a number of “souvenirs” . Thank you for posting!!

    1. I hope I remember to visit Boca Bargoons next time I visit Orlando. We have a family member there, but we don’t get down there very often. It’s nice to get fabric souvenirs! Happy Wednesday! 🙂

  3. That looks super and so professional. Keep up the good work. I really like seeing readers’ efforts; they help keep me inspired.
    I was hoping to get some much needed sewing done” this winter, but with such warm temps, I continued to “wrastle” my yard into shape, and now I’m revamping my beds with additional roses. That should keep me occupied this summer, unless I come in from the heat! So keep it coming.

  4. Thank you all for the lovely comments, and many thanks to Kim for posting the “how-to” video on making shams.

    My husband and I are enjoying our bedroom with the new “calm and tranquil” look!


    1. Christene, I really appreciate you sharing your beautiful bedding and bedroom with us. You are a perfect example of how readers may sometimes get real use from my tutorials – even when I don’t know about it. It’s humbling but confirming…to keep on keeping on. So, thanks a bazillion! 🙂

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