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Does anyone remember quilts that were made to cover bed and pillows

Does anyone remember quilts that were made to cover bed and pillows

Old 04-30-2011, 05:35 AM
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Does anyone else remember when some quilts were designed and made (in the 70s) where two top rows of the pattern were put on the BACK of the top of the quilt? The quilt was put on the bed, then the pillows were put on top of the quilt and the extra piece of the quilt at the top was brought over the pillows so that you did not have to "tuck" the quilt under the pillows? I never made one that way but thought it was a great idea.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by stitchofclass2
Does anyone else remember when some quilts were designed and made (in the 70s) where two top rows of the pattern were put on the BACK of the top of the quilt?
YES! My aunt, in the 50's and 60's, always called those "French quilts" and "French bedspreads" but I don't know why.
What a good idea to start using again.
Thanks for reminding me.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:40 AM
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Made more like a true bedspread...I like the idea. I do remember pillow runners not the shams of today that you put the pillow into.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:43 AM
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I do remember reading about doing that. Wow, for a King that would be one BIG quilt. Might think of it for a smaller bed. Thanks for reminding us.
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Oooh.....what a GREAT idea!!! Wow...we go along "same-o-same-o" forever then someone comes up with a great new idea. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:00 AM
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Made a few of those in my time . and yes I made a lot of king size boy was that a job had forgotten all about those been awhile. Ha Ha
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For those who have made these, is there a specific formula for how much you "turn the opposite direction" to have adequate coverage for the pillows?
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Originally Posted by Wonnie
For those who have made these, is there a specific formula for how much you "turn the opposite direction" to have adequate coverage for the pillows?
I would measure standard pillows circumference, divide by two (since it just goes "over" them) and then add 4-6 inches.
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Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
Originally Posted by Wonnie
For those who have made these, is there a specific formula for how much you "turn the opposite direction" to have adequate coverage for the pillows?
I would measure standard pillows circumference, divide by two (since it just goes "over" them) and then add 4-6 inches.
Yes, the 4-6 extra inches is to tuck in under the pillow. You are not trying to wrap the entire pillow. (Think bedspread)
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I have never heard of this type of quilt. Guess I just wasn't paying attention to quilts in the 70s. I have made a quilt that has a separate panel at the top that went over the pillows. There is a strip between the main part and the pillow part to tuck under the pillows.
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