A simple technique lets you turn any expanse of pretty fabric into a welcoming coverlet. We used a vintage tablecloth. You'll need fabric for the top, batting the same size, and fabric for the bottom that is several inches larger all around.
Layer pieces: the bottom layer right-side down, batting next, and then the top layer right-side up. Pin layers together, starting in the center and working toward the edges, smoothing as you go. Tuft layers at regular intervals: Send a needle thread with embroidery floss through all three layers from the top, then bring it back up again just a fraction of an inch away. Knot the two strands together, and trim ends to about 1 inch. Repeat with two more strands in almost the same spot. Trim excess bottom layer of fabric, leaving an allowance of 1 1/2 inch, then fold it over top layer of coverlet; pin. Fold and pin around perimeter. At corners, tuck fabric into itself neatly. Topstitch border in place; hand-stitch corners.