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    James Silverton Guest

    Default OT Help with duvet cover

    A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening
    all the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening
    is not all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the
    duvet back in. Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a
    guest bedroom.

    Do people have the accursed things dry cleaned?


    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.


  2. #2
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

    On Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:12:21 -0500, James Silverton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    > inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening
    > all the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening
    > is not all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the
    > duvet back in. Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a
    > guest bedroom.
    >
    > Do people have the accursed things dry cleaned?


    That's poor design. Your comforter isn't down or silk and can't be
    "stuffed" in? I'd just go with one corner and pull it like I do with
    two corners now. It's much easier as a two man operation: one holds
    the corners in place (my duvet cover doesn't have ties) and the other
    pulls the duvet cover around the rest of the comforter. Have you
    Youtubed for ideas? Type "how to put a duvet cover on" into the
    search box.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

    On 11/29/2012 2:12 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    > A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    > inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening
    > all the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening
    > is not all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the
    > duvet back in. Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a
    > guest bedroom.
    >

    I fold the duvet in thirds lengthwise, then pull the cover over it. Once
    it's in, I grab the duvet corners and stuff them into the cover corners,
    then give the whole thing a vigorous shaking.

    > Do people have the accursed things dry cleaned?
    >
    >



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    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 11/29/2012 2:12 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >> A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    >> inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening
    >> all the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening
    >> is not all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the
    >> duvet back in. Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a
    >> guest bedroom.
    >>

    > I fold the duvet in thirds lengthwise, then pull the cover over it. Once
    > it's in, I grab the duvet corners and stuff them into the cover corners,
    > then give the whole thing a vigorous shaking.


    I grab one corner, run it up to the cover corner, and tie it with a pretty
    ribbon, I do the same on the other corner, then grab the corners and shake
    it.

    Cheri


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    news Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover


    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 11/29/2012 2:12 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >> A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    >> inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening
    >> all the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening
    >> is not all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the
    >> duvet back in. Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a
    >> guest bedroom.
    >>

    > I fold the duvet in thirds lengthwise, then pull the cover over it. Once
    > it's in, I grab the duvet corners and stuff them into the cover corners,
    > then give the whole thing a vigorous shaking.


    That's what I do but I have a kid help me lol.



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    Susan Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

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    On 11/29/2012 2:12 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    > A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    > inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening
    > all the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening
    > is not all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the
    > duvet back in. Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a
    > guest bedroom.


    You don't need a full length opening. Just turn the duvet cover inside
    out, and spread it fully on the bed, with the opening at the foot, and
    lay the comforter on top of it. Then reach inside from the open end and
    work your arm all the way up to one corner, grab the corner with both a
    fistful of duvet and the cover and pull it down toward the opening.
    Then do the same with the other corner. Then grab both corners and shake
    the whole thing right side out. Even better to do this with a partner,
    both corners at once.

    >
    > Do people have the accursed things dry cleaned?
    >
    >


    Some down duvets say to dry clean, but most can be laundered, but only
    in a very big washer and dryer.

    Susan

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    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

    On 11/29/2012 4:49 PM, Susan wrote:
    > x-n-archive: yes
    >
    > On 11/29/2012 2:12 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >> A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    >> inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening
    >> all the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening
    >> is not all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the
    >> duvet back in. Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a
    >> guest bedroom.

    >
    > You don't need a full length opening. Just turn the duvet cover
    > inside out, and spread it fully on the bed, with the opening at the
    > foot, and lay the comforter on top of it. Then reach inside from the
    > open end and work your arm all the way up to one corner, grab the
    > corner with both a fistful of duvet and the cover and pull it down
    > toward the opening. Then do the same with the other corner. Then grab
    > both corners and shake the whole thing right side out. Even better to
    > do this with a partner, both corners at once.
    >
    >>
    >> Do people have the accursed things dry cleaned?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Some down duvets say to dry clean, but most can be laundered, but only
    > in a very big washer and dryer.
    >
    > Susan

    Thanks everyone! Getting a helper sounds like a good idea too. What I
    actually did was to roll up the duvet lengthwise and then get inside and
    spread it out. Shaking each side, holding the corners has more or less
    distributed it but when inside, it felt that there were miles of fabric!

    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.


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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    >inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening all
    >the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening is not
    >all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the duvet back in.
    >Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a guest bedroom.
    >
    > Do people have the accursed things dry cleaned?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)


    Cleaners - depends on the material.

    Putting it on (exercise)

    Works best with 2 people if king size.

    1. lay both the comforter and duvet on the bed - The duvet on the top
    2. starting at the top closed (seamed) corner insert your hand into the
    duvet until your hand (holding the duvet comes out the open (button) side.
    Your arm should look like a sock puppet with the duvet gathered up your arm.
    3. now using your hand inside the duvet grab the top of the comforter
    with your sock puppet hand and pull the comforter into the duvet unfurling
    the duvet as you go.
    4. holding the corner of the duvet and comforter shake the combination
    down till both are aligned.
    5. Button to close'
    6 Go have a glass of wine.

    Dimitri


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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

    On 29/11/2012 2:12 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    > A while ago I got some advice and even a reference to a movie about
    > inserting a duvet into a cover. The method worked well with an opening
    > all the way across the cover. I am now faced with a cover whose opening
    > is not all the way across and I can't figure an easy way to get the
    > duvet back in. Any help is badly needed since I need the duvet for a
    > guest bedroom.
    >
    > Do people have the accursed things dry cleaned?
    >
    >



    There is no easy way with duvets. Nor is there an easy way to get them
    pulled back into the appropriate ends when they slip down. The best I
    can suggest is to fold things to make them slip through slits that are
    too small. Then try to use the ends of the covers like oven mitts to
    to grab the ends of the comforter and pull them into place and then
    smooth the cover down. It takes at least two people. We have to do
    ours at least once a week. It also helps to make sure that when you full
    the thing up at night, when you are half asleep, the make sure that you
    grab the comforter and lot just the cover.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

    On 29/11/2012 2:45 PM, sf wrote:

    > That's poor design. Your comforter isn't down or silk and can't be
    > "stuffed" in? I'd just go with one corner and pull it like I do with
    > two corners now. It's much easier as a two man operation: one holds
    > the corners in place (my duvet cover doesn't have ties) and the other
    > pulls the duvet cover around the rest of the comforter. Have you
    > Youtubed for ideas? Type "how to put a duvet cover on" into the
    > search box.


    Those YouTube instructional videos are great. I used one today when I
    was trying to clean my son's rifle after I had been to the range with
    it. I thought that I had remembered how to strip out down for cleaning
    after I had been out shooting with it. I had had it apart twice before.
    When I ran into problems I ran the instructional video. .... piece of cake.



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    Susan Guest

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    On 11/29/2012 6:13 PM, Dave Smith wrote:

    > There is no easy way with duvets. Nor is there an easy way to get them
    > pulled back into the appropriate ends when they slip down.


    These are the best solution, can't do without them:
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...p?SKU=10313465

    Susan

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    Susan Guest

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    On 11/29/2012 6:29 PM, Susan wrote:
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 11/29/2012 6:13 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    >> There is no easy way with duvets. Nor is there an easy way to get them
    >> pulled back into the appropriate ends when they slip down.

    >
    > These are the best solution, can't do without them:
    > http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...p?SKU=10313465
    >


    They go on the inside, just in case anyone doesn't realize that.

    Susan


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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: OT Help with duvet cover

    Whew - I'm exhausted just reading all these replies. I just make do with an old comforter which I just stick in the washer and dryer. To haiks with a cover.

    I can't see covers for everything -- reminds me of those covers with embroidered hens etc. people used to have to cover the toaster, the coffee maker, etc. Ya STILL had to give the appliance a wipedown, no?


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    Chemo Guest

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    On Nov 29, 3:30*pm, Susan <su...@nothanks.org> wrote:
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 11/29/2012 6:29 PM, Susan wrote:
    >
    > > x-no-archive: yes

    >
    > > On 11/29/2012 6:13 PM, Dave Smith wrote:

    >
    > >> There is no easy way with duvets. Nor is there an easy way to get them
    > >> pulled back into the appropriate ends when they slip down.

    >
    > > These are the best solution, can't do without them:
    > >http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...p?SKU=10313465

    >
    > They go on the inside, just in case anyone doesn't realize that.
    >
    > Susan


    Sew some velcro on the inside of the duvet and a piece on the
    comforter. Christ folks...this ain't no rocket science!

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 29/11/2012 6:31 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > Whew - I'm exhausted just reading all these replies. I just make do
    > with an old comforter which I just stick in the washer and dryer. To
    > haiks with a cover.
    >
    > I can't see covers for everything -- reminds me of those covers with
    > embroidered hens etc. people used to have to cover the toaster, the
    > coffee maker, etc. Ya STILL had to give the appliance a wipedown,
    > no?
    >



    There was a time when I might have agreed.... before we got a duvet.
    Ours is a non allergetic one and my wife thinks it needs to be dry
    cleaned once or twice a year. We got a lightweight duvet and I figured
    that we could get a heavy weight model for the winter. As it turned out,
    this one is great in the summer and in the winter

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    Susan Guest

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    On 11/29/2012 6:31 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > Whew - I'm exhausted just reading all these replies. I just make do with an old comforter which I just stick in the washer and dryer. To haiks with a cover.
    >
    > I can't see covers for everything -- reminds me of those covers with embroidered hens etc. people used to have to cover the toaster, the coffee maker, etc. Ya STILL had to give the appliance a wipedown, no?
    >


    Some of us want the warmth and comfort of down or similar, and also to
    keep them clean between dry cleaner visits.

    Susan

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    Susan Guest

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    On 11/29/2012 6:34 PM, Chemo wrote:

    > Sew some velcro on the inside of the duvet and a piece on the
    > comforter. Christ folks...this ain't no rocket science!


    For six bucks, the clips are a better/smarter choice.

    Susan

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    Susan Guest

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    On 11/29/2012 6:37 PM, Dave Smith wrote:

    > There was a time when I might have agreed.... before we got a duvet.
    > Ours is a non allergetic one and my wife thinks it needs to be dry
    > cleaned once or twice a year.


    There's no way it needs to be dry cleaned to avoid antigens from dust
    mites, etc. Just toss the unwashed duvet into a hot dryer for 30-60
    minutes at least once a month and be sure to keep humidity in the room
    under 50% so dust mites can't survive. That's what I do with quilts and
    duvets I don't wash every week. Kills mites and any cat hair my lint
    roller missed also gets caught in the lint filter.

    Susan

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    Jinx Minx Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 11/29/2012 6:34 PM, Chemo wrote:
    >
    >> Sew some velcro on the inside of the duvet and a piece on the
    >> comforter. Christ folks...this ain't no rocket science!

    >
    > For six bucks, the clips are a better/smarter choice.
    >
    > Susan


    Those do work great and I have a set, but jumbo safety pins work even
    better. I do as you do, placing the cover inside out on top of the duvet,
    pin strategically seam to seam including midlength points, then reach inside
    to the corners and pull right side out. I usually have no problems doing
    this in only a couple of minutes without needing extra help from anyone.
    The more pins you use the easier it is to do by yourself.

    Jinx



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:36:00 -0600, "Jinx Minx" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >> x-no-archive: yes
    >>
    >> On 11/29/2012 6:34 PM, Chemo wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sew some velcro on the inside of the duvet and a piece on the
    >>> comforter. Christ folks...this ain't no rocket science!

    >>
    >> For six bucks, the clips are a better/smarter choice.
    >>
    >> Susan

    >
    >Those do work great and I have a set, but jumbo safety pins work even
    >better. I do as you do, placing the cover inside out on top of the duvet,
    >pin strategically seam to seam including midlength points, then reach inside
    >to the corners and pull right side out. I usually have no problems doing
    >this in only a couple of minutes without needing extra help from anyone.
    >The more pins you use the easier it is to do by yourself.


    I don't like comforters. I use quilts with quilt covers. I do the
    same with big safety pins... takes like five minutes by myself. But
    not all duvets have their opening on the end, years ago I had a sort
    of fancy schmancy duvet (all hand stitched) that had its opening on
    one side dead center, an oval hole. It was meant for a down
    comforter, now that was a pain to stuff inside. I don't like down
    comforters either, much too warm. I usually sleep in a tee shirt but
    on chilly nights I'll wear one of those long sleeve waffle weave tees,
    or I'll slip an over size sweat shirt over the tee. I don't wear
    bottoms. I think the most uncomfortable garment to sleep in is a
    hospital gown... I'd think by now they'd design something better than
    those light weight straight jackets... and no matter what size you are
    they give everyone the same size, too small.

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