Making Your Comforter Fit Your Bed

If you need the right cover for your bed, then making your own is the best option. The thing with custom comforters and bedsheets is that, since you’re making them for your bed and for your needs, it just fits nice and snugly.

If you’re wondering how to make your comforter fit your bed, here are some things to keep in mind.

Style is crucial

Usually, comforters fit over a mattress then extend down to the sides and to the floor, with some extra near the head area for covering pillows. This is the traditional style, and works well for a lot of beds; keywords being “a lot”.

For certain styles of beds, however, that won’t work. For something high profile and traditional, yes, extending the comforter fits, but not for something modern and low-profile.

To make a long story short, take note of the style of the bed and the room, and design your comforter around that.

Filler comes second

The filler is an equally important choice; custom comforters or not, fillers determine how you care for the sheets and the bed itself. It’s the second choice, because the style of the comforter you opt for really helps determine which filler can work for you.

Filler is usually quilt batting, classified by its weight in ounces for every yard. Lightweight is 4 ounces a yard, thick would be 6-8 ounces a yard. Thicker fillers put more puffiness in the comforter, so go for something lighter if you want a less puffy cover.

You’re also going to have to sow through, in order to make sure that the batting doesn’t shift. Sewing in a grid is great for cutting down puffiness on the bed, while the option to follow the fabric’s pattern is always on the table. Just take note of how this affects the filler, though. Some samples might be a good idea.

Building it

If you’re wondering where to start with making a comforter, think about padded placemats. Got it? Good. The process is the same, but on a larger scale.

Bottom and top fabric is cut based on measurements, with extra for seams. The sections are joined, then laid together right side first with the filler on top, then sewn, but with openings for turning. Then it’s all turned and sewn, laid out flat, then quilted.