A quilted bedspread is made up of three layers, the top layer, inner layer, and the bottom layer. The top layer is made of soft fabric, material and has patchwork on it in which many small fabric patches are sewn together in a specific pattern. The inner layer contains feathers (duck or goose), wool, or fluffy layers of cotton, and this layer is also called the insulating or batting layer. The bottom layer is made of the same fabric material as the top.
Usually, the bottom layer is plain not patterned. All three layers are sewn together creating a thick quilted bedspread and the sewing needles go through the top layer, then the inner layers and then come out from the bottom layer sewing all of them tightly together.
The quilted bedspreads can be called comforter as well, but these are generally flatter and less fluffy than the comforter. The quilts can be turned into comforters by adding more batting and by making it thicker and softer.
How to make quilted bedspreads?
Quilted bedspreads are thick blanket coverings that not only provide warmth but serve as an essential part of bedroom décor. Quilted bedspreads dress up your bed and create a beautiful and elegant look, & make your bed the most prominent thing in your room. Quilted bedspreads vary in thickness, designs, colors, and sizes. You can go for any size and design according to your taste and need. Designing and sewing own bedspread do not require practice and special skills, and anyone can sew the bedspreads by following the below steps.
- Decide the design, pattern, thickness, and size of the bedspread first of all. Quilted bedspreads usually cover the whole bed and are let to touch the floor, therefore take precise measurements by using an inch tape. Keep in mind that the bedspreads are meant to smirk on the floor. Measure both the length and width. Determine the thickness of the quilted bedspread because the batting depends on the thickness.
- Choose the fabric material for your bedspread, and you will need the fabric for the top and bottom layers. Use a printed fabric for the top layer and keep the bottom layer solid and plain. Cut the fabric for both the top and bottom layer and sew both pieces together from three sides leaving one width end open. Prepare the batting material, if you want to make a thick quilted bedspread, you will use many pieces to create the thickness you want. Sew as many pieces for batting as required to create the batting of your choice and trim the leftover pieces. Put this stitched batting inside the sewed cover with the help of your hand and stitch the corners loosely by hand. Spread the batting and turn the cover inside out from the opened end. Adjust the batting with hand, spread it equally inside the cover, fold both the top and bottom layers together, hide the rough ends and stitch them together. Stitch them as close to the edge as possible.
- Stitch the batting around the outer edges to secure it. If you want to stitch the batting inside, you can do it by holding the batting in hand and sew it in predefined patterns. You can also add laces at the outer edges to make the bedspreads look prettier and more traditional.
How can you wash the quilted bedspreads?
You wash your bedding covers regularly, but what about your quilted bedspreads? Quilted bedspreads are a bit tricky to clean. The quilted bedspreads are always in contact with your body and may have dust, moisture, and germs in it. They often give off a bad smell that can ruin your sleep; therefore, they need to be washed and maintained regularly. Here is a washing guide that will help you clean the quilted bedspreads.
Read the instruction label carefully to determine whether the quilted bedspread needs to wash by hand or machine. Then look for the stains if there are any and remove them with the mixture of baking soda and soda before washing the whole quilted bedspread. Then put the quilted bedspread in the right-sized machine.
Make sure that your washing machine is large enough before washing the bedspread. If not, you can go to the local Laundromat. Always use a mild detergent and cold water to wash the bedspreads and dry them according to the given instructions.