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Duvet Cover Question

Coco | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I’m making my daughter a duvet cover and would appreciate any suggestions for how to keep the duvet from slipping around inside. I’ve tried fabric ties before, and they haven’t survived. Thanks for any suggestions that have worked for you!

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  1. Josefly | | #1

    Could you sew a short twill-tape tab to the inside seam allowances at the corners of the cover, and install heavy duty snaps on the tabs, which are matched to snaps on tabs sewn to the corners of the duvet itself? I recently had to repair a winter jacket for my grandson, and noticed that there were such tabs sewn inside the jacket side-seams, connecting the lining to the outer shell, to keep the heavy, bulky lining in line with the lighter outer shell. These tabs were sewn in permanently, but for your purposes, you'd need something you can undo, like snaps or buttons. One set of tabs for each of the four corners of the cover would do, I would think.

    1. Coco | | #2

      Thank you! I just inherited some huge, very tight snaps, and I think I will try those.

  2. Teaf5 | | #3

    I always use the tied-quilting method, using embroidery floss, at each corner of the duvet cover.  I take a single stitch through all layers, back up again, and tie it, using a floss in a coordinating color and leaving 1/2 inch tails as tassels.  Before laundering, I simply cut the four ties and replace them afterward.  The interior never slips around, and the thread ties do not stress the fabric or quilt at all.

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