Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Day Two of Blog Tour and a Clever Tip…


Today is Day Two of the Getting Creative @ Home Blog Tour!



 
 
 
Stop by and visit the featured blogs…
 
 
 
 
See entire schedule here.

Be sure to check out the Haven @ Home Pinterest Board here for more fabulous DIY ideas and projects.

Speaking of Pinterest Boards, one of my most popular boards is titled Clever Tips. This is where I pin and share helpful tips on just about everything including Health & Beauty, Home Décor, Organization and more!


Today I want to share a clever way to prevent the dreaded shifting duvet cover…



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I know…not an earth shattering problem, but annoying just the same. I just cannot stand it when my down comforter shifts inside my duvet cover and ends up all balled into one corner…right?
 
 
Well fear no more…I found a clever way to keep that tragedy from happening! While purchasing a new comforter the other day, I noticed a little photo on the package that had a simple solution to this issue…
 
 
 
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available at Target
 
 
 
 
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Corner tabs to help prevent shifting…Brilliant!!
 

The only problem was that my current duvet cover does not have ties in the corner to tie to the corner tabs…bummer. Not a problem, I will just add my own ties…brilliant again!
 
 
 
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I gathered my supplies…some grosgrain ribbon and thread…and in about 5 minutes solved one of earths major dilemmas.
 
 
The only ribbon I had was thicker than I wanted so I just cut it down the middle to create two strips about 8” long…
 
 
 
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First, turn your duvet cover inside out…and locate each corner seam. Then simply stitch each strip of ribbon to the inside seam…
 
 
 
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So quick and easy!



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Once you have all four corners done, tie each strip to the corner tabs on your comforter…



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That’s it! Flip it right side out and you are done! Now you have a fluffy bed cover with nice full corners…
 
 
 
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Even the bottom corners stay put…



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I love a simple and clever solution like this!  See more Clever Tips here.


Sharing this Clever Tip at...
Timewashed, Uncommon Designs, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Serenity Now, Classy Clutter, The Shabby Nest, It's Overflowing, Glitter, Glue, and Paint,
 
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Sometimes it is the simplest things that are most effective. Definitely one of those 'why didn't I think of that' moments!!
    Off to sew ribbon to my doona corners.

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  2. Sweet!! Love that duvet as well.

    Great idea, thanks for sharing!!

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  3. I stopped using my duvet because of annoying shifting. I'm bringing it back out! Thanks

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  4. Hey, your post goes witH my post. I Can make the Duvets Covers and you Can keep tHe Conforters in plaCe. We Could take oVer tHe world witH tHis skill!

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  5. This would also make it much easier to get that big fluffy comforter back into the duvet after washing!

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  6. I tried this with mine before and I must've done something wrong-either that or I am a really violent sleeper (which is probably more true) because mine still shifts! The corners stay in tact but the edges get bunched up-haha. I stopped using the cover. We have a thin comforter, though, so maybe that is the problem?

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  7. i totally need to do this. there is nothing more annoying, lol. thanks for this tip, and coming over from your feature on serenity now.

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  8. That is a great idea - I am this close to being done with duvets!!

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  9. Years ago I had seen someone adding buttons and eyelets to avoit shifting, but this solution is easier and equally effective. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I loved this blog tour. I was so much fun to do. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  11. Do the corner tabs come on all duvets?

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  12. I don't have any seams around the edges of my duvet...thoughts?

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