Lately, I've been thinking a lot about fall. I love the colors of fall and the crispness in the air that it brings and I love snuggling under a cover with a good book. (Side note: I recently finished this beautiful book and have started this book - i read his book The Corrections a while ago and loved it.
Back to the snuggling under the covers part... I've also been thinking about covers and how they can be similar to - and different from - quilts. For one thing, covers do not have to be quilted and this one is not.
Here's my version of the fall cover:
So easy to make you could be napping under it in no time at all. (also great for pretend napping)
Cut a whole bunch of home decor weight fabric into 13" squares. To compensate for the lack of quilting and batting I used home decor weight fabric - this cover is substantial and heavy. I also decided on large squares to reduce the number of seams - again because there is no quilting to hold the layers together.
Sew sixteen squares together creating a 4 x 4 foot cover. Press seams to one side.
Sew another sixteen squares together for the back.
Lay the front and back pieces right sides together and pin all four sides. (around the perimeter)
Machine stitch on all four sides with a 1/2" seam allowance - leaving a 12 inch opening for turning.
Clip all four corners. Turn cover right side out through the opening.
Press all four sides. Topstitch around perimeter of the cover about 1/2 inch from the edge.
Here's a poor photo of the top stitching on the corners but you get the idea.
And there you have it - an easy, reversible cover perfect for fall snuggling.
Thank you fall! You are my favorite season.