Love These Pretty Ruffles

Ruffled Comforter

First, sorry the photo is a bit fuzzy but I bet you’ll get the idea.  I found this cute comforter in white with colorful floral fabric ruffles sewn onto it in a stripe design. These are easy to make and would look cute on pillows, as trim on towels, napkins, dust ruffles, drapery panels, pillow cases…..even skirts and scarves! Is this something you might try?

Comments

  1. Dorothy says

    Great idea for using up extra fabric from other projects! Love it!

    I’m not an expert sewer… Do you think it would be okay to mix different types of fabric together? (Cotton – thick, satin – very thin, etc.)

    • Shari Hiller says

      Hi Dorothy – It’s best to use similar weight and similar types of fabric. If you were doing a large piece like a comforter, I would go straight to the quilt fabrics and select a variety that coordinates to cut into strips. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Pam says

    I agree with Shari. Dorothy, you will also be able to find more fabrics that mix-and-match in the quilting section. Good luck!

  3. TERRI GONNERING says

    HI…I THINK THAT IT MIGHT EVEN MAKE A CUTE PURSE. I ALSO BUY THINGS THAT I THINK CAN BE MADE INTO SOMETHING ELSE. YOU ALWAYS HAVE GOOD IDEAS.

  4. Jenny says

    I have done something similar on Roman shades only my fabric strips wiggled over one another in random patterns. Looks very cool, brings a shot of color to an otherwise plain, utilitarian window treatment.

  5. Sharon Collins says

    One other consideration is whether the colored fabrics are color safe. Will they bleed onto the base fabric?

    • Shari Hiller says

      Yes, Sharon, thank you for mentioning that. You almost have to treat this like a quilting project where you wash the fabrics before getting started!

  6. Kimberly says

    Congrats on the great new website, Shari and Matt! I didn’t know how to start a new topic, but this is still about sewing…Over the years I’ve saved my kids’ tee shirts that had favorite logos. My “kids” are now 33 and 28 and I’d love to make tee shirt quilts for them for next Christmas (I figure that NOW is the time to start thinking about the quilts.) I do have my mother’s old Singer sewing machine, but haven’t sewn since high school home ec. classes (!) Do you have any suggestions on how to make this a fairly easy and doable project for me? Is there any way I could sew the squares onto an existing plain quilt? (That sounds dopey, I know, and probably wouldn’t work!) Thanks so much! – Kim

    • Shari Hiller says

      Kim, I don’t know how you can start a new topic either, hahaha, I’ll see if I can find out and make it possible! On the Tee shirt quilt – OMG!! I’m doing the same thing. so far I’ve cut out the designs on the front and I’ve also cut the same size squares out of the backs of the Tee shirts to give me extra blocks and I’ve sewn them all together. I just haven’t added a back or the batting. I’ll put that on my list of projects to write about so you can see what I’m doing and maybe it will help you!

  7. tracy says

    So pretty and easy! Never would’ve thought of doing that :) Thanks for the neat idea Shari ! Love your new website.

  8. says

    This is so cute! I am making quilts for two of my granddaughters, one is pink & lime green colors and the other is lavender & light yellows with lots of butterflies. I plan to sew strips together of the colors to make the quilt bindings and now will trim pillowcases with the above colors. Love the new web site and all the ideas you pass on to us.

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