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    Will this work

    My friend has a quilt she would like to use. Made by fav. aunty. We think it might have been meant for a full sized bed. It only fits the top of her queen sized bed. She uses a white eyelet bed skirt. She is thinking to buy another bed skirt like the one she just bought and tacking the quilt too the top of the bed skirt. Then the bed skirts will hopefully look like they are ruffled and the quilt won't look too small. The second bed skirt will act as a giant border for the quilt. ( kind of).
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    Why doesn't she just lay the aunty's quilt on top of a neutral spread? That's what I do with all of mine that aren't bed sized but cover the top more or less.
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    As far as I know, this would work.

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    I added a bed skirt to three edges of a quilt that wasn't large enough to be a bedspread and it works very well. Looks pretty and isn't so heavy. I'll be doing it again. I also have a neutral bedspread to use under quilts that aren't full size.
    My preference is the bed skirted quilt during warm months and the neutral bedspread with quilt on top during colder months.

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    It would probably work but I would only use it as a spread, not to sleep under. Good solution tho. Will remember this one.
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    i also think it would work. i have a friend that added a bedskirt as the border to a quilt that she made & had quilted. it looks fabulous, doesn't add weight & is quite lovely.
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    i think it is a clever idea... let us know how it worked for you
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    I see no reason why it wouldn't work. In fact I think is such a good idea I may try it myself! Would love to see pics of the final result!
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    Good idea. I wouldn't have asked I would have just done it. LOL
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    Seems like it would work to me

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    Sounds okay to me.

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    As my bed is higher than most I decided to make my own bed skirt. I put a fitted sheet on the box springs with velcro on 3 sides. I took muslin for the backing and added a ready made white eyelet skirt to the bottom, added 2 more layers of fabric (my choice of colors and added the other half of velcro to this at the top. I made my skirts in 3 separate sections as that was a lot of fabrics together. And as the velcro is at the top of the box spring (ie fitted sheet) I can add the 3 pieces of skirting and it will be hidden under the top mattress. When I need to wash the skirts I can just pull them away from the box spring and wash them. I make sure to add the velcro to the skirting sections that won't connect to itself in the wash. That makes such a mess.
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    Would love to see a picture of this (or from someone else who has done this)! I do an oversized queen for my bed, and sometimes it is quite heavy with all that length on the sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl View Post
    I see no reason why it wouldn't work. In fact I think is such a good idea I may try it myself! Would love to see pics of the final result!
    I think it is a great idea also and really want to see this when you get it ready for viewing!
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    Is the bedskirt cotton or poly/cotton? Will it need ironing after washing? I used to have a bed and breakfast. Some of the skirts needed a lot of ironing as they were 100% cotton and lacy. What a pain! If you merely attach the skirt to the quilt you may find the same thing is needed. Yet do you want to attach cotton/poly to a 100% cotton quilt? It will work but I think having a neutral bedspread underneath the quilt would be wiser in the long run.

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    I have a queen bed too and I cover it with a white damask type of bedspread that goes to the white dust ruffle. Then weekly I change my quilts that are vintage regular full size that cover the top. It's quite pretty.

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