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duvet cover

Tangent | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Here is the duvet cover I made recently, from a pair of large sheets.  There was enough left over to make the ruffle, and I put contrasting piping into the seam.  The ruffle is flat except at the two bottom corners.

The only problem is, the down-filled duvet is SO toasty-warm, I usually sleep on top of it!  🙂


  1. user-217847 | | #1

    Hello Tangent,

    love the duvet cover, the colour and the pattern. Well done.



    1. Tangent | | #3

      thank you, I couldn't find any ready-made covers that I liked, and a friend gave me these 2 sheets because they were unsuitable for quilting (some polyester content).  Hubby & I both liked the cheerful color.  There wasn't a pattern, I just cut out 2 panels and used the leftovers to make a ruffle.

  2. dionna | | #2

    I love your duvet cover I will have to make one for my self after I get moved I packed up 95% of my sewing items you did a very good job

    1. Tangent | | #4

      good luck with setting up your sewing area in your new home, I know you must miss it.  We moved and downsized a few months ago and I still have not got mine under conrol, I hauled the sewing machine out onto the kitchen table!  LOL

      1. pinkit | | #5

        Good for you Tangent.  The duvet is great and think of all the money you saved.  Bet your hubby likes that part too.  Keep up the good work.  I remember making a slip cover for a small day bed that I wanted to use as a couch in my TV room when I was first married and we didn't have much furniture or much money.  Thrift is a wonderful virtue.

        1. Tangent | | #6

          Saving money was only part of the deal.  I couldn't find any color/pattern I liked except one, and it was in a cheap 180-count polycotton. 

          The sheets had been intended for quilt backings, until the novice quilter discovered she needed pure-cotton fabric for her project.  They sat on a shelf for years, and I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time, she was clearing out some old stuff and it was just what I needed!

          We live in such a throw-away society these days, many people never learn to improvise, they just 'buy a new one'....

  3. solosmocker | | #7

    Very pretty and beautifully done!

  4. rodezzy | | #8

    Beautiful, beautiful beautiful.  I want to make one one day.  You did a wonderful job.

    1. Tangent | | #9

      Thank you!   I enjoy seeing and reading about your projects too,  that's the best thing about this forum,  and the next-best is that the people are from all over the place.  It's interesting to read how things are a bit different in other parts of the world....  or maybe not, just different words for it!

      Happy sewing!

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    VKStitcher | | #10

    Ooh, I love your duvet cover.  The piping along the edge really sets it off.  Lucky you--a beautiful bed cover, a happy husband, and a generous friend!

  6. MaryinColorado | | #11

    I love your fabric!  Sheets are so perfect for these large projects!  The ruffles at the corners look very nice, I wouldn't have thought of doing that.  The piping really gave it that professional designer look finish.  kudos! Mary

    1. Tangent | | #12

      The corner ruffles were not really planned....     I thought I had made the strip long enough to start with, for going around 3 sides, with a very slight gather.  When I pinned it on, it was too short.  So I sewed the remaining scraps together to make more ruffle, and spliced it in.  I had already sewn the 2 sides, ungathered,  and figured to spread out the remaining ruffle across the bottom end.  Of course now it was too long, so that's when the idea for corner ruffles happened. I rounded the corners a little bit to make it easier to go around.


      1. MaryinColorado | | #13

        That's living proof that there are no mistakes, only opportunities for creativity.  I think it really looks wonderful!  Mary

        1. Tangent | | #14

          Thank you.... and I admit I've had plenty of opportunities to "test my creativity"....   AKA fixing a mistake.  Sometimes my own invention, sometimes someone else's idea, or a bit of both.  But that's what makes it fun!

      2. rodezzy | | #16

        Those ruffles were secretly conspiring to get into the act!  Great job!  No fabric wants to be left out of the mix. (smile)

        1. Tangent | | #17

          Rodezzy, I've seen some of your work in other postings, I like your creativity!

          1. rodezzy | | #18

            Thanks, I've never been a traditional person in my entire life, I'm always trying something else.  It's just in me. 

            Edited 10/22/2007 10:56 am ET by rodezzy

  7. Tangent | | #15

    Thank you, I love the pattern too, but see previous messages, it was a lucky find!

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