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Topic: Store bought duvet cover + quilt top= new duvet cover?  (Read 1959 times)
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« on: January 18, 2013 04:06:53 PM »

I have a quilt top in progress that's not big enough for our bed. So I bought a duvet cover and would like to sew the strips of quilt top that I have onto the duvet cover or some such solution.

Anyone done this? Were you happy with the result? I'm thinking of making long envelopes with top + muslin, turning them inside out and top stitching them onto the duvet cover.  

« Last Edit: January 19, 2013 07:37:13 AM by flyangler » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013 07:42:19 AM »

Arrrggghh it's sideways. Anyway, the top is currently in strips. I have a gunmetal gray duvet cover, and the contrast really makes the batiks pop. Strangely, your eye fills in the blank and you still get a kind of basket weave pattern, even though the strips aren't right next to each other.

Any thoughts on whether I should applique, or just cut strips from the duvet top and add them to my quilt strips?

This quilt is based on "Summer's End" in Karla Alexander's book New Cuts for New Quilts.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013 02:37:52 PM »

Nearly 285 thousand members and not one opinion on this?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013 02:26:02 PM »

I love the batik fabric you have here.  I haven't done this myself but the idea sounds like it would be the perfect solution.  Please post pictures after you have done this because I think it will be beautiful.

« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013 03:10:22 PM »

Thanks for the reply Sandy!

I decided to follow the author's instructions, but make the borders all bigger, quilt it, and add either button holes or loops so that I can attach the resultant quilt to the duvet cover in a temporary fashion. This will allow me to remove it when I want to wash the duvet. My beloved husband also pointed out that it would look great on our living room wall, so I'll add a sleeve to the top to run a hanging rod through it whenever we want to do that. It would insulate one of our outside walls beautifully.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013 06:14:06 PM »

I love the idea of quilts as art.  Can't wait for you to share!

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