Yeah, I did it!
Because our bed is so large and heavy, I have learned that we can just tuck in fabric and it will stay and that makes it way easier to clean when it needs to be cleaned!
From another blogger who did a dust ruffle, she used T pins to help hold it in place .....genius!
So, today, I lightly pressed the center seam of the fabric so it could be cut in half, lengthwise. The fabric was a little over 54" wide...perfect as I need a minimum of a 22" drop, plus extra to tuck it in.
So, once cut in half, I had 5 yards of fabric for each side plus a wrap around to the foot that went halfway.
Now, I am actually a lazy person. You can go about it anyway you want, but simple done is my speed...so I wrapped it, with a snip for the turn for the foot board area and went to the middle, that means my foot board is segmented....but with ruffles...it doesn't show, plus, my bed doesn't show the foot board where it is (and will being staying I might add, but that is another story).
So, I took and ran the cut edge through my Picot foot to finish it off....much more polished I think.
Now, because it is such a big piece of fabric, the ruffle at the other end isn't terribly apparent, but, it made such a lovely soft drape.
Then, when stuffing it under the mattress, I could make a few extra gathers, for just a touch more "ruffle" and therefore get an even more soft and delightful drape. I was tired of the white straight look.....
Over all I am in love with the color. It has a bit of white, beige or natural, and some gray. It is perfect for almost every room in our house. Hmmmmm, what shall I make next?? Oh, I know, I will make matching drapes! Then, I might make a slipcover for the sofa in the living room......
At the price, $8.40 a yard, it is cheaper than buying fabric elsewhere or someone else's drapes...especially if the color is right on....(Fabrics-com)
Hope you have a great day!!