The instructions for the Bed Skirt will be posted soon. I have already shared a tutorial for French Seams which I will be using on my bed skirt just to give it that professional polish. As I am working through the pattern though, I have encountered another technique that we, as quilters, do not use very often -- gathering.
This is a technique that is used often in garment sewing and I remember the headaches that I used to encounter. The traditional method of gathering involved two stitched lines of basting that were pulled to gather fabric along the seams. I can't tell you how many times I had those flimsy basting seams break on me and I had to start all over with the gathering.
I now use a technique that is easier and much less frustrating. It involves crochet thread but you can use just about any cording or string. Here is a super tutorial that illustrates this technique -- www.crazyladyquiltdesigns.com/createabed/valuableinfo/
You can use your favorite gathering technique when gathering your bed skirt, but this cord method is what I will be using!