SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 4 yds Fabric
- Fairfield Twin-size bamboo batting
- Thread to match fabric
- Sewing machine
- Iron & ironing board
- 2 yds 1/2" Grosgrain ribbon
- Basic sewing supplies
- Cut fabric in half to create two pieces 45"x72". Trim selvages off each side to make fabric 44"x72".
- Fold one piece in half vertically and horizontally to find the center of fabric. On the wrong side, draw a rectangle 5-1/2"x7-1/2", centered as shown in Figure
- Using a plate or other round object, draw a curve in each corner to make the neckline.
- Cut as indicated in Figure 1, from the bottom edge of the fabric to the neckline and around the neckline. Note: The dotted lines shown in Figure 2 indicate the stitching lines.
- Cut batting and other piece of fabric to match fabric in step 2. Cut ribbon into 6 pieces, each 12" long.
- Place both pieces of 44"x72" fabric right sides together, then place batting against the wrong side of the piece without the drawn lines. Pin around the edges to hold the layers together for stitching. Place ribbon in side positions indicated in Figure 1 with the long portion of the ribbon towards the center; pin in place. Stitch on all dotted lines as indicated in Figure 2, using a 1/2" seam allowance.
- Turn fabric right side out pulling through the cut edge of the square as shown in Figure 2. Press.
- Fold remaining raw cut edges in 1/4" and topstitch near the folded edge to secure.
- Topstitch around curved opening and outside edges, approximately 1/4" in from edge.
- To keep the layers secure, channel quilt the length of the cover-up every 4" as indicated in Figure 3.