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Thread: Why Did I Wait So Long?

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    Why Did I Wait So Long?

    I bought the fabric, thread, Decorator Velcro (sticky on one side, sew-in on the other) and some drapery shirring header back in July to make a dust ruffle for the day bed in the guest bedroom. Last night I finally bit the bullet and started working on the dust ruffle and I'm happy to report it is now complete. I opted for a darker gray fabric as I think it will go with just about any quilt I put on the bed. I typically switch between this pink quilt or a bright and black quilt.
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    Good for you!! I've been wanting to do the same for my queen size bed.

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    I wouldn't know how to do a dust ruffle BUT I LOVE the pink quilt on the bed. Is this your own pattern? It's so pretty.
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    I like the matching pillowcases too! Great touch.

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    You did a great job, it looks so nice.

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    Very good I have made several, I now use the off white, it seems to go with everything. Beautiful quilt also.
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    Very nice! Looks great.
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    You did a great job! The bed looks very nice!

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    Love your quilt! The dust ruffle really sets a nice "frame" for your quilt.

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    Nice job on the dust ruffle, and I really LOVE the quilt!
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    Drapery shirring???? Why didn't I think of that????

    Looks great. Love the grey with the pink
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    Thanks everyone. The quilt is from a pattern in Quilt-loversí Favorites from American Patchwork & Quilting, published by Better Homes and Gardens Books. I think itís in Volume 2. Iím not sure what the designer called it.

    As for the drapery shirring, I didn't use it -- I really wanted box pleats and couldn't find any shirring to do those, so I did it the old fashioned way -- a little bit of math, a marking pencil and a ruler.

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    Any chance you'd be willing to give step by step instructions? I would love to do that with my bed, but don't know where to start.

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    I love the box pleats!! The quilt is darling, too.

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    I'm in the process of writing a tutorial. The text is written, but I need to add some photographs. Naturally, I didn't take any while I was making the dust ruffle -- so I need to do those next.

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    That is cute. Love the quilt on the daybed and the pillow case.

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    Love the dust ruffle, especially in gray. Great choice to pop the pink (cute quilt)!
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    It looks great!!! I procrastinate on things like this here. It feels good when you get it done.
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    The quilt and pillows look so comforting, it is like they are screaming for some one to come take a nap.

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