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fasteners for a layered quilt (blanket)

HelgaPataki's picture

Hi everybody, I need some advice.  It's difficult to explain what I want but here goes...


I have several thin quilts that I want to apply fasteners to, so that I can attach them all on top of one another to formulate one large quilt. I am interested in doing this because cleaning is a lot more convenient and economical when I get to water-wash each thin quilt individually. I have a problem putting a lot of quilts together into one duvet cover, because they get all messy in side the bag. so I am really fantasized over this idea.  I saw something similar with an Ikea quilt, but that quilt is only meant to attached with one more piece and not several pieces like my idea.


What type of fastener would you suggest I use?  Do you think I would have to remember the sequence that the quilts are piled?  I thought of ties but that might be lumpy. 

If anybody has any ideas, I would be really grateful if you go into detail.  I am all ears for any ideas.  Thank you so much!

 

Pattiann42's picture

Layering Quilts To Make A Duvet (post #35846, reply #1 of 4)

I would layer and then fasten them together with embroidery floss at each end, center of all four sides and the center.  This would be similar to the method of tying a quilt instead of actual quilting to quilt.

The floss will not mar the quilts and they can be easily taken apart when you wish to do so.

HelgaPataki's picture

Layering Quilts to make a duvet (post #35846, reply #2 of 4)

I haven't started this project yet because I have so much clutter to go through for supplies.  I want to use things that I might have not remembered I owned.  Anyways, the finished quilts premade by me are varying sizes.  Thanks to everybody's help, my plan is to stack  these quilts on top of one another as if I were to use them all together with the smallest quilt on top for workability and better visualization.  Working with this top quilt, I would mark 2 buttonholes on the top at eah corner, going through all thickness of each quilt i've stacked below that top working quilt.  I want to locate a main focal point, a commonality where I can thread my tie through all quilts. The tie could be threaded through all quilts, or a few quilts depending on the warmth you desire.   The end result is that I have all my quilts with corresponding 2 buttonholes in each 4 corners.  The largest quilt will have button holes perhaps in an odd looking location but when stacked randomly, all quilts are positioned by the buttonholes, which are the markers/beeken for equal placement.  Now with that being said, I think that crafty quilting ties would be fun to use and would be decorative and pretty.  I am now concentrating on the type of buttonholes.  I realize this is going to be a lot of work because a quilt no matter how flat is puffier than making a button hole for a coat.  I attempt to make the simplies button hole possibly.  Perhaps using the manual hand stitch and randomly embroider around the cut hole is the easiest.  Otherwise, if I go too eager on the project, I could go nuts.  I also think that if created these types of button holes for a duvet cover, it will prevent slippage and easier to make the bed.  Anyways, I think I will start in the springtime when there's more light coming through the windows, and I would have decluttered better.

lou19's picture

interesting idea. I used to (post #35846, reply #3 of 4)

interesting idea.

I used to have a quilt with 2 layers> I think they had small ties at each corner. 

Would snaps (poppers) work?

HelgaPataki's picture

Connecting several quilts (post #35846, reply #4 of 4)

I wanted each quilt to be stackable randomly, and in random amounts.  if I added a tie, or another type of fastener on each quilt there would be a huge bump.  if I had two button holes side by side, and threaded only one tie through all thicknesses, it would eliminate bulk.