A double duvet cover is approximately 78 inches long by 78 inches wide. Single duvet covers are not quite as wide as the double duvet covers, spanning a width of about 60 inches. King size duvet covers are available that are 86 inches wide by 94 inches long.Continue Reading
Duvet covers are designed to fit over duvets. Duvets are a type of down-filled bedding used in place of quilts, sheets and comforters. Owners of this single layer of covering often prefer to protect their investment with a duvet cover. A duvet cover can be also be used to give an old comforter a new look. To avoid having the duvet slide around inside the cover, the size of the duvet and duvet cover should match.
Most duvet covers use a zipper, button, tie or other form of closure at the top. A duvet or comforter is inserted in the duvet cover, which can be removed for washing. The covers come in a variety of thread counts. Bedding thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch. Quality duvet covers can be purchased that are 300 thread count or higher. As the thread count rises, the softness of the duvet cover also increases.Learn more about Home & Garden
A comforter is a cover for a bed that's made up of stuffing placed between two layers of fabric, whereas a duvet is a thick comforter specifically stuffed with natural or synthetic feathers or down. A duvet is often placed inside a cover and is designed to be used on the bed without sheets. The cover not only adds extra warmth but can be taken off and washed separately.Full Answer >
A duvet cover set is comparable to a large pillowcase that goes over the duvet, or comforter, and it has a closure that buttons, snaps, zips or ties for easy access, protecting the duvet from dirt and wear. The duvet cover not only protects, but it creates a new style in minutes.Full Answer >
A sham is a decorative pillow cover, similar to a pillowcase, that typically matches the duvet cover or coverlet. Pillow shams usually have a decorative flange around all four sides and open in the middle of the back instead of on the side as with pillowcases.Full Answer >
A standard size for a crib blanket is 36 inches wide by 54 inches long, as a crib mattress is usually 28 inches wide by 52 inches long. Some precut batting for crib quilts is sold as 45 inches wide by 60 inches long.Full Answer >