Feb 17, 2011

"Moving Sale"

I took a detour on my way to the grocery store earlier this week and.... I ended up at the fabric store!  JoAnn Fabrics had a "Moving Sale/50% Off" sign out front and I couldn't let myself just keep driving.  So, the kids and I parked and hopped out.  I tried to quickly maneuver through the aisles (with the tiny green cart and three kids hanging off the sides) to see if anything caught my eye.

And, and hour later we walked out, then went to the grocery store, and eventually came home with these three amazingly priced rolls of fabric...


They all fit perfectly with the plan for my son's bedroom, and at such a great price!!!  Both the linen and diamond jacquard were priced at around $3/yrd.  Score!!!  The white roll in the back is for lining curtains and was priced a little more.  Here's a close-up of two fabrics:


Later I went to work.... sewing a duvet with the newly purchased linen fabric (I was originally going to sew the duvet out of painter's drop cloth, but when I saw the linen priced at less than $3/yd, I couldn't pass it up).  So, I did a little bit of this (while Mr. Potato head watched)...


and a little bit of this...


all, to get to this...


The plan for his room is slowly coming together!!!

I do have to say... this was my first time sewing a duvet and it was actually really simple, just like sewing a giant pillowcase.  I didn't use a pattern, I kinda just eye-balled it (probably not the best way), but if you're looking for in-depth duvet making instructions, Design*Sponge has an excellent tutorial.  Happy duvet making!!!

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