Use quilting and upholstery supplies when sewing bed comforters. This applies whether the sewing is being done to make a comforter from scratch, or to patch a damaged comforter. If hand sewing, pin everything in place and use a blind or hidden stitch to sew the comforter pieces together. Machine sewing requires a few extra steps:
Step 1: Set up the machine
Install a quilting needle and a walking foot on the machine. The special foot allows thick fabric to pass under the needle without bunching up and breaking the needle.
Step 2: Pin pieces together
Use quilting pins with large, easy to grasp heads, and place them so that the pin heads are all facing the same way.
Step 3: Sew the comforter
Line up the needle so it will pass over the fabric to form the desired seam-line. Lower the sewing machine's foot so it holds the fabric in place. Begin to sew, maintaining a slow and steady pace. Pull out the quilting pins before they pass under the foot and needle, because a needle hitting a pin can damage the sewing machine or tear the fabric being sewn.
Step 4: Add finishing touches
Cut off thread ends and stitch together any areas of the comforter where the batting shows by using binding or sewing layers of fabric together.Learn more about Sewing