I´m beginning a stank-n-whack hexagon pattern for my daughter, and know from my own experience I get more use out of a duvet cover instead of yet another quilt. I was wondering if anyone else had made one, and what would you use as the backing to the regular quilt top inside to avoid all those loose threads and seams? Would you tack it down?
many thanks for answering
muslin should work well for "backing" it. and yes i'd tack it down somehow. for washing it safely. have fun!
Thanks Native Texan for the idea of muslin. What I really don´t like about it however, is the fact that I´d have to wash and iron before using so it wouldn´t shrink the top. I know from using it to wrap my fruitcakes every year that it takes forever to iron, lots of steam.
Any ideas of a thin extra wide fabric, anyone? As I´ve no inexpensive quilt shops here in the Canary Islands, all my fabric comes from online shops and from an image it´s so hard to guies which is thin, or thick texture.
Maybe perm press muslin......
Connecting threads has this fabric on sale for $7 and its VERY thin. I am using it with regular quilting fabrics so its not great for my purposes but might work well for you.
Joanns on line, offers muslin. The Kona muslin and the Legacy muslin are heavier, but seem to wash up nice. you can get free shipping or use the regular on line coupons on their site.
I would use a top sheet myself. Perm Press.before i learned to quilt, i made duvet covers for my store bought quilt, and used top sheets and clear plastic snaps.
I don't know how easy this would be to find, but what about a batiste curtain? I searched at length for cotton batiste yardage a few years ago, and then it was hard to find, but sheer curtain fabric would be pretty available, and since it'd be completely enclosed, color & fiber content might not be so critical. Maybe???
Now that´s a great idea-curtain sheer-and as you say, fabric content not important, in fact almost better to not have cotton, due to shrinking
Or maybe use sheeting. I have wondered about making a duvet as well. Thanks for the conversation.
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Laura Nownes did a Simply Quilts episode (#1133) that featured the idea of turning a quilt into a duvet cover. I've checked and haven't been able to get it to come up here @hgtv, but the links to the episodes are there. Often there's a book or pattern relating to the show, but so far I haven't found anything but a pattern for sale here. http://www.lauranownes.com/allpatterns.html #155
"Turn any quilt top into a quilted duvet."
Now that´s a beautiful quilt!
the only thing is, I´ve no problems with closing it, it´s how exactly to takc down to the back side of my quilt top, without wrinkling the front all ovewr the place. My two duvet covers I´ve made so far were logcabins with backing used to trace the logs. All I had to do(it was lot!) was slipstitch the muslin backing together along all the seams/joins. This quilt top is a stack-n-whack, so no backing. Maybe just around the hex´s?!
That´s beautiful, and I´ve sent for Conn Threads´fabrics, but they won´t ship to international addys so have to wait for a trip back "home" to Ct to pick up in person,bummer.
Could you use a fusible light weight interfacing? Maybe cut strips cut just a couple of inches wide pressed over the backs of the seams? I haven't tried that. Never made a pieced duvet cover - just used sheets.
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