October 04, 2011
Earlier this year, when I made this bed cover as a gift, I learned a number of important things about fabric and bolts.
For example: I learned that you can't waltz into your local purveyor of fine fabrics and request 11 metres of their best. No siree.
Apparently your standard bolt in a patchwork store is liable to hold far less. And you will need to buy shorter pieces of different prints and do something called sewing to join them into a bed cover.
Just between you and I, I've heard that some people do this kind of thing just for fun. Sheesh, it takes all kinds, huh?
Prints by Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit - Delilah collection
But more importantly, I learned that a bolt is actually something your 4-year-old is liable to do whilst you are puzzling (in the aforementioned fabric store) over which prints go together and in what combination and quantity.
Yes, this sort of bolt compels you to run up and down the aisles, with eyes wide and bellowing your child's name like a fishwife.
The sort where other customers are liable to look and think ... Sheesh, it takes all kinds, huh?
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