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Old 02-03-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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We keep a standard size sleeping bag on our bed as a "comforter" since it does a better job of keeping us warm as opposed to the typical pouffy comforter that doesn't do much more than take up space. I also have a dog who loves to sleep on the bed. When it rains, she leaves muddy paw prints on the sleeping bag. Washing the sleeping bag is a pain. So I finally decided that I needed a cover to cover the sleeping bag (besides, the red sleeping bag clashed a tad with my paint colours). I found a twin size "comforter" cover at K-Mart. Fits our sleeping bag nicely (cover's a tiny bit long but no big deal). I added 3 buttons to the sleeping bag's top edge and turned the cover inside out to add 3 loops to hold the buttoms. Now the cover and bag stays toether at the top edge and it's so much easier to keep the cover clean (no double or triple load washers needed).
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We keep a standard size sleeping bag on our bed as a "comforter" since it does a better job of keeping us warm as opposed to the typical pouffy comforter that doesn't do much more than take up space. I also have a dog who loves to sleep on the bed. When it rains, she leaves muddy paw prints on the sleeping bag. Washing the sleeping bag is a pain. So I finally decided that I needed a cover to cover the sleeping bag (besides, the red sleeping bag clashed a tad with my paint colours). I found a twin size "comforter" cover at K-Mart. Fits our sleeping bag nicely (cover's a tiny bit long but no big deal). I added 3 buttons to the sleeping bag's top edge and turned the cover inside out to add 3 loops to hold the buttoms. Now the cover and bag stays toether at the top edge and it's so much easier to keep the cover clean (no double or triple load washers needed).
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:26 AM   #3
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Hi Lorna, I use a down comforter with a duvet cover on our bed since we also have pets that like to wallow on the bed. The down comforter can be washed in any size washer though drying is a tad tricky. I put 3 or so tennis balls in the dryer to unmat the wet feathers and puff them up again. Our bed is a queen and I use a king size comforter and duvet so we can a nice overlap on the sides. Hate to turn over and expose our bottoms to the cold I do only have to wash the comforter twice a year since the duvet keeps it clean though.
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We can't use a down anything due to David's allergy to the stuff (which is why I bought an "unfeather" bed to place on top of the air mattress). Why is it they tend to size duvet covers by "King", "Queen", etc and never give a measurement??? I had such a hard time finding a duvet cover that would fit our sleeping bag's measurements. Those polyfill "comforters" you always see in the stores are just about worthless for keeping warm!
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:36 AM   #5
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Lorna, we to had "feather" issues but I found a company that says no problems so we gave them a try. It's the Northern Nights brand on QVC. They may sell other places but at the time we purchased I could only find the products there. No problems and we've used their products at least 10 years.
Not sure why no measurements. I guess they like to keep us all guessing IF something will fit or not.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:28 AM   #6
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I think there is a difference in the warming quality of comforters. The less expensive ones aren't that warm and are more like a blanket. But they do advertise poly ones that are alternatives to down comforters. Those I suspect would be warmer like their down counterparts.

In my old age I have figured out some of this sharing of the bed. It's only take 30+ years. The down comforter with a duvet works well for us, then he can push his feet off the end of the bed without pulling the covers off my shoulders. the other discovery was a memory foam topper. Love it.
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Kind of late (month wise) to chime in, but my DH and I use two twin quilts, with quilt covers to keep warm. We travel winter (skiing) and summer in our slide in and after traveling in Europe and finding most king beds come with two or more twin quilts. If he moves and pulls the covers, mine stay in place and my butt stays covered. Our pets have their own quilts that I made that they get to lay on, that way I don't have to worry that they get dirty.
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