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From: debsews
Date: 02-15-2006, 04:32 PM (1 of 7)
I want to make a cover for a comforter that doesn't match anything anymore. I made new curtains and have enough of this fabric to make a duvet cover. The question or problem is that I've never done this before so that's my first challenge. I went to the Waverly site and think I understand how to do it. My problem is that I want the new cover to be larger than the one I'm covering. What do I do with the empty spaces on the sides of the cover. How do I get the old comforter to stay in place since the cover will be larger? Does any of this make sense?
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From: dmoses
Date: 02-15-2006, 04:56 PM (2 of 7)
Maybe you could treat the extra like a flange, stitching around the area of the duvet that will be filled with the comforter, so the comforter stays where it is supposed to.
Take care,
Donna
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 02-15-2006, 06:38 PM (3 of 7)
I found this tip on the simplicity.com. I remember seeing a show where Martha Stewart made a duvet cover and did something similar. Maybe you can do this or possibly sew a loop inside each corner of the duvet cover and sew a button on each corner of your comforter. Then button the comforter to the duvet at each corner.

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Duvet Cover/Comforter Slipping?

Try turning the duvet cover inside out and sewing a loop at each corner of rolled-up fabric or thin cord. On the comforter, sew long strips (about 5 6 inches long) of rolled-up fabric or thin cord to each corner, sewing each strip through the middle to form two tie ends. Tie each set of ties through each coordinating loop on the inside of the duvet cover. This makes the comforter stay still in the cover, and not bunching up inside when you make the bed!
Niki
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Judy
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 02-15-2006, 06:50 PM (4 of 7)
Well...I actually found Martha's tip...here is the link.

Duvet Tie (http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel1588&contentGroup=MSL&site=living)
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Judy
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From: debsews
Date: 02-15-2006, 08:22 PM (5 of 7)
Thanks for all the tips. I've got the top pinned together and everything matched up perfectly. I need to find a coordinating fabric for the back. I have the bedskirt pinned together and pinned to the bed. I need to purchase some muslin or use a sheet to sew it to. It's coming along and I'm hoping by the time I get ready to put the comforter into it I'll have a better idea how to finish it.
User: debsews
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 254
From: materialconcern
Date: 02-17-2006, 01:41 PM (6 of 7)
I've made several duvet covers and have found that snap tape works wonders. Simply stitch one side to your duvet edge and the other side to the seam allowance of your duvet cover. I haven't had any shifting. I hope this helps...Robbie
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Member since: 02-15-2006
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From: swartzrn
Date: 02-18-2006, 06:48 PM (7 of 7)
My sister in law recently made a duvet cover and sent pictures. It looked wonderful. I don't know that she actually used a patter (I'm not that talented!) She did say that she is in the process of doing 14 button holes to do the closure part. I have a down comforter that is WHITE and I wanted to make a duvet cover for it as well. She used a patterned fabric on the top and a solid on the bottom. Maybe one day I'll get motivated and do one of those myself! Julie
Julie
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