My granddaughter, Ms. C. has this darling little canopy bed for her American Girl dolls. It came with the pink & yellow curtains that you see here. It had a thin yellow cover on the foam mattress & a flimsy pink & yellow blanket.
I thought it was time to make some new linens for her.
I first made the little white pillow & stuffed it with fiberfill.
I then made LOTS of ruffles to trim the pillowcase.
I cut the blue polka-dot fabric into 2" wide strips, folded them wrong sides together & used my gathering foot to ruffle them.
I made an envelope-like case for the mattress to slip into, like a fitted sheet...only better, as it can't come untucked.
The top sheet has a large hem at the top, trimmed with white lacey flowers, that match those on the pillowcase & quilt.
The quilt is reversible & consists of a top floral layer, Warm & Natural batting & a backing of the pale blue dotted fabric.
It is thick & soft & feels very luxurious!
I used my machine's embroidery mode to quilt it with this little feathered heart design from Anita Goodesign's CD, "Quilt Feathers".
That quilt's ruffle was cut larger...4" to start, folded in half, wrong sides together & again I used my gathering foot to ruffle them.
My settings on my machine for using this foot are the longest stitch length possible (7) & the highest tension...9 on my new Quattro2 Brother machine. Your settings may vary, according to your machine.
I made two more decorative pillows, whose covers are stationary. I even tied the bows on the bolster pillow in knots & hand stitched them into place, to keep them secure. Little things like that can get lost so easily otherwise.
Today, I'm making a matching set of normal sized pillowcases with MORE ruffles to go on Ms. C's big girl bed.
If it ever stops snowing, I want to run out & try to find some pink or blue solid sheets, too. I hope to add edgings to the top of them, in the floral fabric, so they'll match.
Her bed is fit for a Princess! It has huge, gorgeous crystal knobs on all four corners, similar to this bed:
♥♥♥ Magical Dreams in both places,
for a little girl & her dolls! ♥♥♥
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today. We're under a "Winter Snow Advisory" today, so I'm going to sew all day long & not leave the house!
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The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.