Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Bee happy ...... be naughty

I bought this Cath Kidston king size quilt cover in TK Maxx a couple of weeks ago and put it to one side because my bed is only a double. I know, it doesn't fit, I know, but couldn't help it, had to buy it before someone else did!!




Notice the bargain price?

I couldn't help it girls, I cut it up!!

I never thought I would butcher anything CK but it just happened!

I cut both sides and the top off so it was 200 x 200cm to fit a double (leaving seam allowance) leaving the press studs along the bottom still.


I added strips of spotty fabric and edged with gingham ribbon.


I cut a panel off the top altogether and added more spotty material.

Then I used a strip of the CK quilt which had been snipped to add a strip to the top part.

I edged in lace and more gingham ribbon.

I then sewed all the sides up and hey presto a new quilt that fits!



Hope you love it as much as I do :)

I got the idea after seeing some absolutely gorgeous PIP quilt covers which I couldn't afford in John Lewis.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

32 comments:

  1. Wow, how cool is that! I love it. I wouldn't have had the guts to cut it up but that is fab.

    x

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  2. It's super cute! The dots look perfect with it!

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  3. wowza!! thats really lovely! your bed looks so cozy i want to jump right in it! hehe x
    i bought the pillow cases of that design in TKMax as they were 4.99 each...but i made them into sofa cushions ;0)x its a lovely bright summery pattern- hope they get in more CK goodies!!

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  4. It looks fabulous!! Who knew butchering all things CK would be such a winner!?? What a bargain price too!

    Jem xXx

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  5. Oh its gorgeous! Our ikea still has the kath K bedding sets in stock, they are only £20 and gorgeous, I managed to resist the temptation
    Dazie
    x

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  6. I did gasp when you said you cut it up, before scrolling down and reading the rest and finding a stunning (and original!) duvet cover! I'll say it again, you are so clever! Scarlett x

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  8. Very cute!...But more work than I would have attempted. You Go Crafty Girl!!

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  9. didn't that turn out darling. crafty and clever, and possibly more interesting than it's original ck form.

    xo
    ~molly

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  10. I super duper Loving it!!!! (i know Ck's prices but still abit shocked even after sale) hehehe but it's all worth it coz i absolutely adore it and the polkadots, ahhh my fave!!! you're a genius!!! x Susan

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  11. That was brave and clever - love that you have a one-of-a-kind CK quilt. Brilliant.

    Like your bed frame very much too.

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  12. Very pretty and pretty clever!!

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  13. That's so gorgeous, you've made a lovely quilt cover even nicer
    Sally
    xxx

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  14. Fabulous. Love it and even better than the orginal in my opinion. xx

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  15. You are just so clever!! That is brilliant and so pretty!! -x-

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  16. I picked that quilt up walked around a bit and then put it back - I love it more with the polka dots

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  17. Wow, it looks wonderful. What a great idea:)

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  18. What a fantastic makeover, that much more special now! Fabulous.

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  19. That is awesome!!!! I do not like this CK pattern as I find it to gaudy and a bit childlike! However, I love what you have done with it, looks so much better! well done.

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  20. Hi, just found your wonderful blog through another blog..."D you know how that goes...
    Just had to leave a comment and say, I just love your Cath Kidston "wrong size" inspired quilt...Love It...Just Adorable!!!

    Will be back to read/see more for sure!
    Smiles,
    Christine thetincancottage.blogspot.com

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  21. oh very nice, i dont know whether i could of cut it up, but hey needs must x well done you x

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  22. Looks fantastic! You will have to start taking orders!!

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  23. How clever are you! Knowing my luck,I would go to all the trouble of cutting and sewing,and then find a 'double' in TK Max the following week! :)

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  24. That looks absolutely fabulous - very cheerful. I've never been lucky to find CK in TK Maxx.

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  25. wonderful!
    Love the red polka dot fabric with the CK!
    Gill xx

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  26. That looks fab well done you ;-)) I would have cut it up to looks much nicer with the polka dots ;-)) Enjoy it, dee x

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  27. I Love it! You are so clever to have the vision of what to add to make it fit and be beautiful x

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  28. Wow - it looks even better than it did before you cut it up!! I love the red polka dot strips, absolutely gorgeous.

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  29. Oooh gorgeous!!!!!! What a deal!
    Monica x

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