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post #1 of 18
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Does anyone use these?

I bought one at IKEA and I've been using it for a couple of months. I have no idea how to get it to stay in place over my comforter.

I tried putting a few stitches in each corner, but that didn't work for very long.

Its like sleeping under a giant pillow in a case that is too large for it.

I'm no good at this housekeeping business.
post #2 of 18
Well, I don't have quite as bad problems with mine - it's just a plain feather quilt inside though. I do have trouble with it "traveling" over time away from the corners, but it's like weeks it takes to do it. Is your comforter satin or something that makes it really slick? I bet velcro would help a lot. Maybe a big long strip in the top and bottom.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
that's an AWESOME idea.

I think its just cheap, and that's the problem.
Samuel decided it would be a good idea to step in some chicken grease and walk all over it the other day, so I might just buy a new one. I will definitely invest in some velcro too.
post #4 of 18
Are you sure you have the right size cover for your quilt? If it is the right size the corners should stay in place once the duvet is inside its cover properly. I have used duvets exclusively in my house, both double and single sizes, for thirty years and never had the problem you describe.
post #5 of 18
Thats just what i was thinking as well Jenny!.

I've had duvets on my bed for years and they never move.
post #6 of 18
I used to use them more till I found out I was allergic to my feather duvet!!
I started using safety pins in each corner, worked out for awhile.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
yep, I'm sure its the right size. When all the corners are in place it fits nicely, but they just don't stay there.

My mother always used them in our house and she never had a problem.
post #8 of 18
I love duvet covers. Such an easy way to wash the bedding!
post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by eupnea
yep, I'm sure its the right size. When all the corners are in place it fits nicely, but they just don't stay there.

My mother always used them in our house and she never had a problem.
i have a cheap blanket from ikea and i dont have a problem either

maybe you and hubby move too much during the night?
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by fwan
i have a cheap blanket from ikea and i dont have a problem either

maybe you and hubby move too much during the night?

haha, right now its just me and the kitty,
if I moved in with the boyfriend I think we'd annoy each other waaaay too much.

I dunno. Maybe I just suck at bedding in general.
post #11 of 18
I made a fancy one a few years ago for the wool quilt in the spare bedroom and I haven't had a problem with it. Now putting it back on after washing is another story-usually a two person job!!
post #12 of 18
You could try tacking each corner and then using a yarn of the same colour or contrasting colour, then using a bodkin needle (one with an eye big enough for the yarn) pull pieces of yarn through at various places and tie them. That would keep the inside part from moving very much and they would be easy to remove when you need to wash it.
post #13 of 18
I've noticed the same thing with my IKEA duvet, but it seems to happen less after Ian Permanent Pressed the poor thing in the dryer.

So, either you don't suck at bedding, or both of us do.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by eupnea
haha, right now its just me and the kitty,
if I moved in with the boyfriend I think we'd annoy each other waaaay too much.

I dunno. Maybe I just suck at bedding in general.
I know what you mean. There are just those of us who are domestically challenged!
post #15 of 18
My mum and I have always used big diaper pins to tack them in accross the eind that is up, that way, when you pull it up to make the bed, it's fine.
I also suggest keeping the duvet button sidestowards the head of the bed, otherwise you have the comforter trying to sneak out the bottom.
post #16 of 18
Well - if you stop wrestling with the cats at night....
post #17 of 18
I have a duvet and duvet cover from Ikea as well and I've never really had a problem with the duvet not staying in the corners but I have learned to put the duvet cover opening at the head of the bed or my duvet starts spilling out...
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
I ended up buying a reallllly nice new coverlet today, so I'll just use that+the blanket inside the duvet I think. I won't need the heavy blanket too much longer anyway now that its starting to warm up.

I did notice that about the duvet spilling out the bottom! It looks really classy when that happens.

(I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggled with this.)
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