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How to Keep a Duvet in Place

Martha Stewart Living, January 2011

Although a duvet cover does an admirable job of protecting a comforter from stains, it is notorious for being a shifty character. Keep it and your comforter neatly in place by turning the cover inside out and sewing two pieces of five-inch-long fabric tape to all four corners. Then tie the fabric tape around each corner of the comforter, and sleep tight.

Comments (8)

  • Brittany Stella 2 Apr, 2014

    I used to have the same problems, duvets are so hard to get in the duvet cover alone especially on bigger beds! And it moves around all over the place. I found a company called Du-Zipp, problem solved.

    It is a system with the duvet and the duvet cover working together using zippers half the zipper on the duvet the other half on the cover you lay the cover inside out put the duvet on top zip the zippers together and flip it the right way out. Pull the four corners to straighten it and the duvet

  • HydrangeaLover 24 Jul, 2011

    Thanks traci and zachary for your helpful good ideas. :-)
    I wanted to add that I am only buying organically grown cotton bed linens these days, both for my health and for less pollution to soil and waterways from pesticides, fungicides and toxic dyes.

  • zacharyfarms 24 Jul, 2011

    I use a single 10" piece of fabric tape and sew it to the duvet cover in the middle of the tape to form the tie. I had always sewed ties on the comforters also but just wrapping the ties around the corners is an easy way to use my existing covers on a new duvet without taking the extra time to sew on the ties.

  • zacharyfarms 24 Jul, 2011

    I use a single 10" piece of fabric tape and sew it to the duvet cover in the middle of the tape to form the tie. I had always sewed ties on the comforters also but just wrapping the ties around the corners is an easy way to use my existing covers on a new duvet without taking the extra time to sew on the ties.

  • Dionysia 24 Jul, 2011

    this is how i get the duna into the quilt cover... first have duna cover INSIDE OUT..put your arms INSIDE the opening of it, and go right to the other end to find the corners.. keep hands and fingers here...and at same time, get two corners of the DUNA.. to start turning the duna cover to the RIGHT SIDE..bring hands out.. keep holding everything...keep holding corners.. flick &eventually you are nearly there.. take hands out, and re roll last part of cover over duna, then close cover...done

  • traci_b 23 Jul, 2011

    I sewed ties at the corners of both the duvet and the cover, then tied these to each other. No lumpy corners this way.

  • lindam11 23 Jul, 2011

    The bigger problem is getting the comforter into the cover! Any suggestions?

  • Dinsept 23 Jul, 2011

    This is a very Good Idea! I was using safety Pins and rippng my blankets and I always wondered why they looked so nice and neat in the mags???