Can you make a duvet cover into a comforter? I bought a duvet cover but the duvet I put inside it is smaller than the cover. Is there some way to just make the duvet cover into a comforter(stuff/quilt something inside it)? I am tired of fighting the duvet inside the cover and want my bedding to look "crisp" on the bed. Any suggestions? I really appreciate it! Robin
My MIL used to take tattered blankets and 'sandwich' them together between two new sheets or those thin flannel sheet blankets (do they even make those anymore?). She would 'tack' them in several places using yarn/yarn needle. You get the idea...there are prob prettier ways to 'tack' all together using buttons or something. Maybe ask at a Joan's fabric store or other store that sells fabric.
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Thanks,CJO for your reply. I want it to be "fluffy" like a comforter without any movement of the "filler". Do you think if I took it to a quilt shop they could do something like that (quilt it?)? The only reason I got the duvet cover is it was the color/pattern I need for my room (I have been looking for over 2 years for something I like). I really would just like a bedspread, but since those are out of style, I am trying to make due with something else. Robin
Use the cover without anything inside -- I have done that -- when I didn't want something "pouffy" -- a bed cover doesn't need to be fluffy and pouffy.
I am sure also you could take it to a quilt shop and perhaps they could make it into a permanent "pouffy" cover for you -- or someone who makes bedspreads and drapes type of place.
CJO -- my grandmother did the same and I have a friend who had one of those -- a really ugly one -- who found a quilt inside -- she took it to an appraiser and found out it was from 1850 -- it IS worn but it IS old! And it was much prettier than what covered it!
It should be easy enough to put quilt batting inside and quilt it, either in channels, squares or a more elaborate pattern. I'm sure your local fabric store has references for sewers with a long-arm machine or who do machine quilting.
How about putting your fluffy comforter inside of the duvet and just sew the duvet to the comforter on in the 4 corners. I am not sure how that will work but is exactly what I am intending to with 2 duvets I have stored away for a while. The duvets have been washed to freshen up and I plan to do the hand sewing this weekend. This way I can just cut the stitching in the 4 corners when is time to launder and re-sew.
Thank you all for the suggestions! I like the idea of putting batting inside it and having it quilted to hold the batting inside. I currently have the duvet cover on the bed without anything inside it but I miss having a thicker appearing cover. The duvet I tryed stuffing into the cover does not fill it, and so the sides of the cover are flat with the middle fluffy. Then of course the duvet starts shifting all over. I liked the suggestion of tacking the corners, but it wouldn't work because the duvet is smaller than the cover. Robin
I think it would be cheaper to buy a bigger duvet (or cheap comforter) and then tack it inside the cover than anything involving quilt shops, etc. I have one that I just safety pinned the corners inside (although I have seen clips for that purpose at BB&B etc.).
Thank you for the replies. I don't sew, so cutting down the duvet is not an option for me. I got laid off my job of 11 years so I think for now I will just use it the way it is on the bed. It has been really hard to find a fabric I like for that bedroom! I had painted the walls teal and really like that color! I know you are supposed to get the bedding first then match the walls to it so that's probably why I have had so much trouble! I really wish bedspreads would come back in style! I don't like to tuck my sheets under the mattres, so sometimes the sheets hang out from under the duvet (especially when my husband makes the bed)! Again, thank you everyone for your help! Robin