Anthropologie inspired knotted bedding also inspired by kojodesigns!

{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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  • Tyra
    Reply

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

  • Meagan
    Reply

    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.

  • Sara
    Reply

    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!!

  • Dane & McCall
    Reply

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

  • Jana
    Reply

    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.

  • the hawker's
    Reply

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

  • Gale
    Reply

    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

  • Rachel
    Reply

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

  • Corn in my Coffee-Pot
    Reply

    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

  • Gale
    Reply

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

  • Abby
    Reply

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

  • Rachel Harwood
    Reply

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

    :)rachel from sunscholars.blogspot.com

  • Lisa
    Reply

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

  • Nancy's Couture
    Reply

    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!!!

  • Nancy's Couture
    Reply

    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!!!

  • Christine
    Reply

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

  • Kari
    Reply

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

  • Chris loves Julia
    Reply

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

  • carlotta
    Reply

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

  • Michelle
    Reply

    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

  • Andrea
    Reply

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

  • Collette Osuna
    Reply

    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♥

  • Reply

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

  • Jenn
    Reply

    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!

  • Mariel Torres
    Reply

    oooh it’s so perfect!

  • Sommer
    Reply

    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.

  • sheena
    Reply

    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!

  • Love Everyday
    Reply

    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!!

  • Ellen
    Reply

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

    xoxo,
    Ellen

  • astoryofus
    Reply

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

  • Reply

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

  • Sommer
    Reply

    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

  • Reply

    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

  • shopannies
    Reply

    looks awesome

  • Megan
    Reply

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

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  • Jamie
    Reply

    I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • AllieMakes!
    Reply

    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

  • Nuha
    Reply

    oh my goodness, you are a rock star!!

  • Nuha
    Reply

    oh my goodness, you are a rock star!!

  • Reply

    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!

  • Cassie
    Reply

    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.

  • B.Large
    Reply

    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

  • Sarah Nicole
    Reply

    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 :)

  • Amanda
    Reply

    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!

  • Reply

    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.

  • Modern Wivelyhood
    Reply

    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!

  • Reply

    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

  • vintageculler
    Reply

    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!

  • Dad
    Reply

    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!

  • Brambleberry Cottage
    Reply

    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/

  • rebecca
    Reply

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

    http://adailysomething.blogspot.com/

  • Court
    Reply

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

    Courtney
    frog2fab.blogspot.com

  • Ty and Whitty
    Reply

    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

  • The Misty Journey
    Reply

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

  • Kristen
    Reply

    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

  • To Sew With Love
    Reply

    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! ^^)

  • Krysti
    Reply

    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

  • Terri Lynn
    Reply

    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!!!

  • Reply

    GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

  • fostera
    Reply

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

  • Morland Brawner
    Reply

    Where did you find your sheets to make the knots

  • CreationsbyJune
    Reply

    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!

  • Heather
    Reply

    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!

  • Reply

    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.

  • Reply

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

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    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

  • Reply

    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

  • Sparky
    Reply

    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.

  • Cherished Bliss
    Reply

    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 : )

  • Christi Lynn
    Reply

    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!

  • Dee Larry
    Reply

    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!

  • Bargain Bedding USA
    Reply

    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

  • Gail
    Reply

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

  • Bargain Bedding USA
    Reply

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

  • city
    Reply

    thanks for share.

  • Kendall Ventura
    Reply

    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

  • richellmlee
    Reply

    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

  • missro007
    Reply

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

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