Mother’s Bed-Skirt Challenge

My mother gave me a sewing challenge this last fall. She had a bed-skirt that matched her fall/winter bedspread, but the center of it was made out of a paper-like material. One corner had ripped a bit.

My mother's bed-skirt with a torn corner.

My mother’s bed-skirt with a torn corner.

She found an old-fashioned mattress cover that was made out of a heavy, thick flannel. People used to put them under the sheets to protect the mattress. She wanted me to sew the mattress cover to the bed-skirt.
I didn’t rip the old one apart. I just pinned the mattress cover to the bed-skirt. It was several inches longer, but I folded the end over and sewed it down.

I folded the extra material over and sewed it down.

I folded the extra material over and sewed it down.

It was the correct width and worked nicely. I used the zigzag stitch in the torn corner to sew the paper to the cover.

I sewed the torn pieces down.

I sewed the torn pieces down.

She had another bed-skirt that matched her spring/summer bedspread. She couldn’t find another mattress cover, but saw a bed-skirt that was the same size with heavy center material. I cut that skirt off and sewed the center material to her spring/summer bed-skirt.
I liked the neutral color of the bed-skirt material, and since she didn’t want it, I stuck it in my closet. Wait until you see what I did with that material!
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