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    Have you ever made a quilt top to use as a duvet cover? If so, did you use batting? How did you quilt it?

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    This got me thinking, but I have never made a quilt this way. I would quilt it with one layer of flannel and a plain thin muslin backing. Then I would attract a decorative backing on it ( what you would normally use for the backing). I would just attach this backing by sewing around the edges. You could either do it with right sides together, and turn it, or with wrong sides together and bind it. The opening where the duvet would be put into the quilt envelope would need to be finished and buttonholes, snaps, or Velcro attached.. I think binding it would give it a more finished look.

    I did this once upon a time but just with fabric, no quilting.

    What do you think? Would this work and not be too heavy?

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    Thanks so much Jean, this sounds perfect. I wouldn't have thought to use flannel but I think it will work very well. I'm wanting this duvet cover for a very thick (but not heavy) comforter for the winter so the flannel won't be too heavy. I think the flannel will give some body to the top and support the patchwork. Thanks again!

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    The weight of the patchwork would depend on how many seams you will be dealing with. That being said, I would use muslin for the patchwork backing if there is a lot of weight in the blocks. Flannel would make it heavier still and may stick to the duvet itself IMHO.

    On the whole, I think this is a great idea!
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    Granny Fran, good food for thought. I haven't decided on a pattern yet, so I will keep that in mind. Thanks for your advice.

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    yes I have made one for my great niece and her boyfriend. He needed a heavier one to help with his autism so I used jeans. didn't use batting and didn't quilt it. put buttons on the bottom. They both love it. Covers are so much easier to wash than king sized quilts.

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    OH Laura P, i love your denim quilt, oops duvet cover. really nice. Bhaggerty here gave me her denim scraps and i am making a denim quilt -slowly. been in another slump for a month but think it is over now.
    good luck on the duvet cover!!

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    LauraP, your duvet is very nice. I love the buttons!

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    Thank you ladies
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