Anthropologie inspired knotted bedding also inspired by kojodesigns!

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{photo courtesy of Kojodesigns}
It is finally done!
I have been telling you all about this amazing quilt/comforter/bedspread that I have been working on and it is finally complete.
Let’s just say it took me WAY longer than I thought it would.
It was ALL worth it though.
I have been searching and searching for a new comforter and a new look for our master bedroom and nothing jumped out to me…
until
I came across this amazing blog and found this tutorial!
Kirstin and Jordan are 2 of the most talented ladies I have ever seen!
There amazing blog is full of fabulous tutorial and positive posts.
{Kojodesigns} is {simply} amazing. You all must check it out.
I followed this {TUTORIAL} to make my dream bedding!
TA DA!

Please note:
The blog {Kojodesigns} is the brilliant mind behind this tutorial!
This was not my idea even though I wish I was this creative!
If you follow her tutorial {FOUND HERE} you will find the play by play instructions of how to make this bedding.


I am adding the little things I did different that worked best for me!
I made a queen sized bedspread instead of a king so I only bought the ‘queen’ size jersey sheet set.
That was a BAD idea. I totally ran out of fabric!
I had to buy another pack so I would just stick with the ‘king’ sized sheet set.

{Kojodesigns} explains that you will need to cut out 18″x18″ squares of jersey.
For a queen I cut out 49 squares.
* I actually cut out an 18″x18″ piece of cardboard which was extremely helpful.
I set it on top of the fabric and used my fabric roller cutter thingy…to cut the fabric.

After I had 49 pieces I started on the knots.

Kojodesign uses a fabric pen.
I didn’t have a fabric pen…

So I drew a circle with my bowl with a highlighter.



Those 2 pictures are out of order…sorry for the ghettoness…yeah that’s a word.
you can see from the picture that the highlighter shows through the fabric perfectly.
Kojodesign also uses embroidery thread which I highly recommend.
I didn’t have any of that either so I just used normal sewing thread.
All I have to say is I hope it holds up!!

To learn how to make the knots go to the Kojodesign {TUTORIAL}!
She explains is perfect.

I think I may have done my knots a little different but as long as you sew it enough that it is secure and it has the look you want then it works.
I kinda just did what worked for me.

After you have hand-sewed 49 knots then your ready to piece and pleat together.
Don’t get discouraged while your doing this.
This takes the most time.
I just did a few every night or every chance I could.

You want to piece together length before width. That way it will line up better.
Kojodesign has a great tip for this part!
She does 5 pleats per square.
Pinning 7 squares together.
This will make it so everything lines up perfectly as well.

I pleated each square individually then pinned it together.
It took a lot more time but I like the way it looked better than putting the squares together and pleating them at the same time.



Then when you piece the long strips together you have to pleat each square 5 times as well.

After I was done I needed to find an affordable yet comfortable down comforter.
I looked at TJ Maxx and Ross and found the perfect one at Ross for only $40.
I placed the quilt face down on the comforter and pleated and pinned it around the edges. Then sewed until there was one square left. Pull the comforter through so the squares are right-side out and sew the outside.
Go to the tutorial at {KOJODESIGNS} to have it explained better.
One more step!! You’re almost there…
The gals at Kojodesign did ‘sewing in the ditch’ to finish it off but my down comforter was too big and my sewing machine was too small so I hand sewed each corner of the squares to my down comforter.
It was really easy for me to do because the comforter I got had squares sewn into the comforter.
Guess how many squares…7 down and 7 across!
It was meant to be.

Stencil tutorial coming soon.

Try not to look to much at my room…it isn’t completely done yet.
I am completely remodeling it.
Notice the yummy feather wreath and the fun candle holders.
Pictures and tutorials about those coming soon.

This bedding simply speaks to my soul.
Can you say {Shabby chic}?
Can you say {timeless}?
Can you say {perfection}?

Pillow cases and sheets from TJ MAXX.
Turquoise body pillow from Target.
Bed skirt from Walmart.
I am planning on making some really fun pillows for the bed as well.
Look forward to seeing those soon!
I know your excited!

One more shout out to {Kojodesign}!
Thank you girls for being so creative and thank you for letting me copy your brilliance!
ALL YOU LOVELY PEOPLE READING MY GOODNESS, DON’T FORGET TO ‘FOLLOW’ ME!
XOXO
Sadie Jane

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Comments

  1. LOVE this! I am have been dreaming about this exact bedding from Anthro for years!!!!! I am going to make this!

  2. I wanted to do that SOOO stinkin bad but Ry said it was tooooo girlie. BOO. Go Jeff for letting you do it! Jealous. Maybe I’ll do it for a guest bedroom someday. It looks like a TON of work, but the outcome is GORGEOUS.

    Proud of you Sadie!!!! You amaze me with all your crafty skills! Where do you get all this free time in your crazy life???? Love you girl.

  3. i’m totally stunned by how amazing it turned out sadie, that room belongs in a magazine!! you have so much patience to stick with a project like that, yowzers!!

  4. uhhh are you serious?? You are amazing!! Love love love it!

  5. This turned out great and I would love to do a blog swap with you! If you switch your settings so that you can have comment reply I could send you an email from your comment. However, you can do that to me if you want to talk.

  6. wow wow wow!!!!!
    your room is perfect!
    and i loooove your comforter!
    thanks for sharing this sweet tutorial with us!

  7. Too late…I looked at your room before I read that…and thought it was BEAUTIFUL! Why wouldn’t you want anyone to look? Really, it’s lovely!

    Very, very cool comforter too. If you’re not overlinkied, I just stumbled on a monthly linky for remaking retail products for less…and this would very much fit:

    http://thevirginiahouse.blogspot.com/2011/03/we-can-do-it-cheaper-monthly-copy-link.html

  8. WOW! It looks just like the Anthro one. Awesome job!

  9. Wow!
    That is so pretty…
    you could just fall into that bed and dream your life away.
    ….mmmm… dreamy!

    good job btw, on the bed spread and the tutorial.
    came over from WCMIC…
    the virginia house

  10. Hey neat! Glad it was helpful…and thanks so much for following!

  11. This is really gorgeous! You did a beautiful job. Someday when I’m feeling super patient I’d love to try this!

  12. Oh my gosh, that is beautiful!!! I love it!

    :)rachel from sunscholars.blogspot.com

  13. wow! Absolutely gorgeous and just like the real thing! You did a wonderful job!

  14. I have their tutorial bookmarked in my Projects To Make file. I really like the cardboard template for cutting out the squares. Such a great idea!!!

  15. I have their tutorial bookmarked in my Projects To Make file. I really like the cardboard template for cutting out the squares. Such a great idea!!!

  16. this looks like it turned out every bit as good as the original! It looks adorable and so cozy and inviting.

  17. Jaw-dropping gorgeous!! You did an amazing job!

  18. This is stunning! I don’t think Chris would go for it, you lucky girl! Well done.

  19. oh man. i’m drooling. this is seriously amazing!

  20. What a great idea! I will have to make this soon!! Visiting from Paisley Passions and I am a new follower!
    Have a great day!
    Michelle
    http://www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

  21. Woohoo Thanks!!!!!! What a great tutorial
    pics-o-andrea

  22. Hello…Im stopping over from Sydneys blog and Im SOOOO going to be a new follower!!! This DIY project turned out so awesome..and one I think I could possibly handle, lol…nice to meet you!

    Stop by and say Hello♥
    Statements in Fashion Blog♥

  23. I admire you taking on such a huge project! It looks soooo gorgeous!!!

  24. Sadie,
    I am freaking out! I can’t believe, oh I mean, I can believe that you made this! I absolutely love the moldings in your bedroom! You are awesome!

  25. oooh it’s so perfect!

  26. Oh Em Geee! Wow. I mean I’m speechless, I don’t know what to say! That turned out STUNNINGLY! Is that a word? I’m off to check out the tutorial. I consider myself a proficient seamstress and hadn’t considered anything like this for my bed.

  27. oh my freakin’ heck! i LOVE it!

    i’ve been searching and searching for a bed comforter forever. and i love this one!

    super cute lady!

  28. Simply Amazing!! I think this will cost much less than the $100 one I have had my eye on for some time and I this is WAY cuter!! I am going to do this! Thank you for sharing! I’m now a follower!!

  29. First – congratulations of starting AND finishing such a project like this. You did an Excellent job, it is absolutely stunning – love it!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

  30. i’m pretty amazed and want to try this. looks very cool.

  31. You did an amazing job on your knock off, it is gorgeous!

  32. I already left a comment but could you please please PLEASE link this up to my VIP party this weekend? http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/guess-what-were-back-online-for-weekly.html

    Sommer @ Designer Garden

  33. This is GORGEOUS. Worth all the work!!

    PS: Today is the last day to enter my first ever giveaway on my blog, and I’d love if you’d stop by and enter! Check it out: http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

  34. looks awesome

  35. this turned out just gorgeous. it looks like a great challenge!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  36. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  37. BEAUTIFUL! GREAT tutorial! Thank You for sharing it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  38. oh my goodness, you are a rock star!!

  39. oh my goodness, you are a rock star!!

  40. AMAZING!!!
    I love it! I have been wanting the purple one forever!
    What a great job!
    Your room is beautiful!!
    In your spare time can you whip one up for me!?
    Purple?? Ha
    I am your latest follower!
    Stop by sometime!

  41. I LOVE THIS! I have been looking for a white bedspread and this is what I invisioned! I don’t have much of a budget so this might work. Thank you! I will be making this.

  42. Hey Sadie Jane,
    You are way too cute! I think we have lots in common city, country girls! I love this I found your blog at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff! I’m your newest follower, well I hope I am I was having trouble adding you, but I think it worked!
    Check my blog out and become follower too! Would love to keep in touch!
    Much love and blessings!
    Brandi Jo
    http://brandlarge.blogspot.com

  43. Love the look! Great job on the comforter! But for girls who are less crafty, I noticed that Target has a similar style duvet (I think it’s a duvet as opposed to a comforter). Just thought I’d share :)

  44. Love this, very similar to my bedroom! I hopped over from LMM.

    Where did you get the drapes, love those?!

    Love your blog, I’m your newest follower!

  45. I am so inspired to run out to Anthropology right now and buy this! You did a fantastic and I can’t believe you attempted this. I have been wanting this spread for ever! You rock girl! Really! You should be proud! I could not make this even if you stood over me and told me how in person! Please keep me in mind when you do your next bedroom remodle…I love hand me downs.

  46. Amazing! I love your blog! I put this on a list of my favorite tutorials for the week and could have gone on and on about how much I love it! Your whole room is incredible! Beautiful family! I’m your newest follower!

  47. Still here browsing around… I REALLY want to make one of these! SO FUN! I’d love for you to link it up.
    xoxo-
    Jamielyn
    I ♥ Nap Time

  48. Oh, if I only had the patience. I would have one of these on our bed! It is so beautiful. You did a great job!

  49. You are your grandmother Afton’s grand daughter for sure! She has belonged to a quilting group for years. I am just amazed by you sweet daughter of mine! This blog is so exciting- its so fun to be a fly on the wall and watch you make all of this happen. Where in the world did you get your motivation. Not from me, ha ha. Love you so much!

  50. Wow, this bedding is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job, Sadie Jane. I’ll be featuring this beauty Thursday night. Come see!

    Thanks for linking to the party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

  51. I have been admiring this anthro bedding for a WHILE now. You are an inspiration! Thanks for this tutorial!!!!

    http://adailysomething.blogspot.com/

  52. WOW!! Is the first thing that comes to mind. This looks amazing! Great Job!

    Courtney
    frog2fab.blogspot.com

  53. I am seriously in love but so scared to do this. Was it hard? I am a total amateur sewer could i do it do you think? eeek. I want one

  54. Adorable!!! saw one similar in Garnet Hill that is silk and I have wanted…but this is a neat twin…luv!!!

  55. this is amazing!!! I cannot believe you did that with sheets!! thank you so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!! http://www.ladybug-blessings.com

  56. Hi, Sadie. I am drooling over your lovely bedding! I am showing it off in our blog today as a featured link-up. thanks for linking up and I hope to see you again this week! have a nice weekend! ^^)

  57. I know you said not to look at your room, but I was already in love with it before I read that line. Oh my goodness!!!!! I love the colors and the stencil is to die for. Will you please share the paint colors when you do the stencil tutorial????? I am in love with your room.

    http://blissfulmeandering.blogspot.com

  58. All I can say is you have to be kidding, that is out of this world! I am in the middle of redoing my room and have been trying to figure out what kind of blanket I want for, oh, about 10 years now (I know, scary, right!)!!! Now that I have found you I am not only in Heaven but ready to run to WalMart! Thank you so very much for this post!!! BTW, great job on the blanket!!!

  59. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

  60. I can’t get over how GORGEOUS this turned out! Great job!!!http://ladycreate-a-lot.blogspot.com/

  61. Where did you find your sheets to make the knots

  62. That looks wonderful! I have got the stuff to make my comforter, but have been reluctant to start. Mine is different but will be just as time consuming. You may have just given me the push I need!

  63. It’s been on my “want to” list. Now it’s been bumped up to the next project I do! Thanks for the extra tips. Your room looks great!

  64. Love it! I’ve added this to the “To Do” page on my blog. I think this could make a really classy kids bed covering too.

  65. i couldn’t love this bedding any more than i do. it’s beautiful!

  66. Anonymous says:

    Can u tell me the seam allowance used to sew each square? and what is the finshed dimensions so I know what size a quilt to buy? THX

  67. Simply amazing.
    I voted for you!!
    Now we’re following you.
    I want to make that. I wish I didn’t get so confused just reading it…
    Tiffany

  68. My friend and I each started making this bedding last week. She has her squares all cut and half stitched. I have all but 10 squares cut (second set of sheets is in the drier) and I have stitched three. It is a big undertaking but it is going to be well worth it. Thankfully my friend is a sewing/quilting queen so hopefully that part will go smoother for me–I had to look up online the start and finish knots. . .so sad. We used your idea for cutting a square of cardboard and I am using the one circle on the cardboard versus the many circles drawn on the fabric–my friend used that method and even though she used a very light marker she can see it on some of her squares. Thanks for your added pointers.

  69. I just love this! Just one question. You sewed the top “quilt” part directly to the down comforter and then turned it right side out? Thanks : )

  70. i did it! http://itsmechristibee.blogspot.com/2011/09/anthropologie-knock-off-quilt.html
    thank you so so much for you amazing directions. i couldn’t do it without you! i really appreciate this!

  71. WOW! I love this!I found the BEST Bed Sheets of my life!!! Now that I know what I was missing I am SERIOUS about my sheets!

  72. amazing comforts and another room sheets. When I had seen it really I had seen it for a long time. amazing pieces you used in pic. keep it up.Comforters

  73. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  74. Wow this room is beautiful and I want to live in it. this comforts is so beautiful/ Comforters

  75. thanks for share.

  76. love this, and i have a quick question…

    where did you get your sheet set in white? i haven’t been able to find them!

    thanks!
    thekcexperience.blogspot.com

  77. I love this! I would so love to try this out for my master bedroom. You make it sound so easy. Thanks for the tutorial

  78. Gorgeous n heavenly! I’m going to try it! Thanx for sharing!

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