Eider down, the real thing. Photo courtesy Flickr user laurencea
Over many decades, I have covered comforters and open rectangular sleeping bags with the super-sized pillow cases now known as duvet covers. It’s far faster to flip a duvet into place on a tightly sheeted bed than to waltz through the drill of making up linens and blankets. That system was originally intended to exclude rodents and insects from a bed of privilege.
Now and then I buy a commercial duvet cover that exactly fits the puffy warmth I want to protect. The thing looks good on the bed, but it’s not as comfortable as a looser envelope fashioned from a pair of flat sheets. That kind of cover protects from drafts on the edges of the quilt and is easy to adjust when temperature changes in the night.
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