Someday you may discover a beautiful fabric that you can just envision as a coverlet on your bed,
but feel is far too lovely to cut up for piecing. I found just such a fabric!
The solution lay in getting accurate measurements of the size
coverlet I wanted (mine was for a king size bed so I needed three
lengths), cutting the fabric into those lengths, and seaming them
together lengthwise. I then took this piece to a longarm quilter
along with the backing. (You can purchase backing fabric
120″ wide, so I only needed one length of my backing fabric.)
I chose a fairly thin batting, blue thread and a lovely swirly pattern
for the machine quilting. Once it had been quilted, I brought it home
and finished it up with bias binding as I would have for any quilt.
Voila! I love it!