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I think I will go back to blankets.

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ZZzzz Report 27 Dec 2017 17:52

It’s too much of a struggle getting the quilts into covers even with those clips on the corners.
Does anyone else still use blankets or gone back to them?


Sharron Report 27 Dec 2017 18:38

We use sheets with padded throws.

Bottom sheet tucked in, top sheet not, we add to and take off the throws as the temperature changes.

Seems like the best of both worlds.

Soon there will be a patchwork throw on top and I can't wait!

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 Dec 2017 18:56

Well we used a king size duvet on a double bed
Hubby would hog the double duvet and wrap it around himself and get narky when I tried to pull it over cos my bum was cold

I was speaking to someone who had the same problem and she said use a top sheet

Yes that helped and one time when he fell out of the bed the top sheet still partially tucked in stopped him falling hard onto the floor . He sort of sank down

He still tried to hog but I could drag the duvet back

Plus I change the sheets weekly but the duvet cover lasts longer before needing to be changed

Still use a top sheet even though it's only me in bed


Annx Report 27 Dec 2017 19:27

I use a top sheet under the duvet too. You don't have to change the quilt cover so often and in hot weather you can push the duvet down and just have the sheet over you. :-D


ZZzzz Report 27 Dec 2017 19:33

It’s looking like that’s what I will be doing then, buying blankets that is ??


BrendafromWales Report 27 Dec 2017 19:49

I use blankets ,sheets and bedspread.I sleep in a king size bed and I think you can throw off clothes better in warmer weather,and get cosy in winter .

I would struggle with changing a duvet.

I believe the Queen prefers blankets as well.I use light ones I’ve had for years.think they’re called lanaircell,or something like that and they’re very light but warm.
Suit me anyway.


ZZzzz Report 27 Dec 2017 19:54

All I want is blankets, not throws nor bedspreads just blankets :-(

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 27 Dec 2017 20:02

Well Zzzzz if that's what you want get them.

I bought blankets from an Auction a few weeks ago and had them cleaned as they are all wool.

I will be using them instead of the duvet


ZZzzz Report 27 Dec 2017 20:12

Dumb question..... is a throw as good as a blanket, king size, can they be tucked in?

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 27 Dec 2017 20:15

You can buy Arctic throws but don't think they come in King size.


Sharron Report 27 Dec 2017 20:35

We don't tuck them in.

It appears to give us more flexibility than a duvet which I often found to be too hot or too cold.

One thing we have found is that pull them up from the bottom rather than over from the bedding thief beside you.

He sleeps under a whisp of gauze whereas I need to be totally hidden beneath a heap of bedding and I have a folded throw or two on me when it is cold.


Dermot Report 27 Dec 2017 21:10

Rough sleeps prefer heavy blankets.


ZZzzz Report 27 Dec 2017 21:13

Thanks everyone for your input and I apologise for the second comment it looks and seem rather rude but as not meant that way.


Sharron Report 27 Dec 2017 21:13

Sorry, Demot, I don't understand what that means.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 27 Dec 2017 21:27

Putting his two pennorth in again ,where it's not needed.


ZZzzz Report 27 Dec 2017 21:48

Probably talking about himself! :-(


Elizabeth2469049 Report 27 Dec 2017 23:44

Have you come across Easy-Fit I have promised myself this as my next self-indulgence. They apparently open out flat with a zip round all four sides. Not cheap but it takes me half a day's struggle to change duvet covers these days!


Elizabeth2469049 Report 27 Dec 2017 23:50

And helpful too are semi-fitted top sheets - I do have these, google "semi-fitted sheets and several suppliers come up

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 28 Dec 2017 08:03

One way to keep out draughts is to track down a traditional Witney or similar blanket from an older relative's store cupboard or charity shop and use it over the duvet. Just tuck both bottom corners in at an angle including the duvet and leave the sides of the blanket hanging down each side.

I always use a top sheet between me and the duvet so that folds over the duvet and blanket. In winter I use a flannelette one. This means you don't have to chsnge the duvet cover so often.

I got a kingsize duvet for our 4'6"bed, it saves fighting over it lol



Von Report 28 Dec 2017 11:22

I couldn't part with my duvet ;-) :-D

We have a single duvet each which means easier to change covers and no stealing of covers during the night :-D

When it's very cold I put a bed cover over the top - sorted

Edit to say this way you can also have different togs according to need.