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$%£*ing duvets

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hatstand Fri 22-Jul-05 23:21:38

why don't manufacturers print b, t, s and s on them ffs?

kid Fri 22-Jul-05 23:23:39

lol

SenoraPostrophe Fri 22-Jul-05 23:29:12

because b is the bit with the b uttons?

kid Fri 22-Jul-05 23:30:38

I think hatstand means the duvet itself not the cover. I usually fold my duvet in half, whichever looks longer, I assume is top and bottom.
My kids duvets are more or less square!

swiperfox Fri 22-Jul-05 23:30:47

why do they make them square? I'm sure they never used to be square, but the one we've got now is and i can't stand the blody thing when it comes to putting a bed shaped duvet cover on it!

hatstand Fri 22-Jul-05 23:33:23

but kid, I 'm personally conviced they have a werid ability to morph in the process of being stuffed into a cover. whichever way you start is wrong, even if you measure it with a tape measure. then you take it out, start again, and it's stillwrong.

kid Fri 22-Jul-05 23:35:41

I find that the duvet always ends up gathering at the bottom of the cover, that drives me mad.

DD's duvet isn't even big enough for her bed really. I suppose thats what I get for buying a cheap starters duvet set!

hatstand Fri 22-Jul-05 23:39:33

ooo does that mean you get a loose bit of cover with no duvet in it at the top? arrrrgh. nothing worse

kid Sat 23-Jul-05 09:45:03

for the past couple of weeks, the duvet has been kicked to the bottom of the bed because its too hot so it doesn't matter anyway!

Lonelymum Sat 23-Jul-05 09:46:30

Never had a duvet in my house and probably never will.

Lonelymum Sat 23-Jul-05 15:45:58

Bump

moondog Sat 23-Jul-05 15:52:17

Ha ha!
Seriously,if you buy kingsized covers and duvets,they all seem square.

LM,yuo would be converted if you slept in my lovely brass bed in our spare room,the breeze blowing in from the hills on the horizon,cocooned in my pristine ironed top notch White Company bed clothes......

Lonelymum Sat 23-Jul-05 15:52:59

Sounds good Moondog. When do I get my proper invitation?

snafu Sat 23-Jul-05 15:53:23

Oh, moondog don't

MrsBubsDeVere Sat 23-Jul-05 15:53:31

Really stupid question then lonelymum, but what do you use? do you use fleece blankets and throws etc>

moondog Sat 23-Jul-05 16:07:46

Anytime snafu and lm.

Have to take your shoes off upstairs though.
(I'm common like that...)

kama Sat 23-Jul-05 16:13:15

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Lonelymum Sat 23-Jul-05 16:15:43

MrsBubsDeVere, I use old fashioned sheets (flat ones, not fitted) blankets and bedspreads. Even eiderdowns if it gets really cold at night. I don't like duvets - they are either too hot or too cold in my opinion, and definitely not heavy enough!

spidermama Sat 23-Jul-05 16:21:42

Good for you LM. I didn't know anyone still used traditional bed clothes.
I remember when our family bought duvets in the seventies and we all called them our 'continental quilts'. We were so thrilled with them.

I think you're right about temperature control though. I have a summer quilt and a winter quilt.

Lonelymum Sat 23-Jul-05 16:23:52

I needed you a few months back when this duvet questo first arose SM. I said then I couldn't understand when the invasion of the duvets occurred. Back in the 70's, hardly anyone had them and they were considered a bit kooky if they did, and now, I am the only person under 70 who uses old fashioned bedclothes (it seems).

MrsBubsDeVere Mon 25-Jul-05 10:42:49

Lonelymum, i know what you mean about duvets not being heavy enough.

I still have very fond memories of living in a very cold house when I was about 5 and we had fitted sheets and big heavy woollen blankets, and I wouldn't go to sleep unless they were tucked in and I could hardly move lol

I remember I got my first duvet when I was about 9 and daren't touch it lol and couldn't sleep right for ages.

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