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Big Block Duvet

Turn a pieced quilt top into a "summer weight" quilt by finishing it as a duvet cover instead of layering it with batting. It's an easy way to custom cover a comforter and change the look of your bedroom in a weekend.


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Full/Queen-Size Duvet Cover

5 yards total of assorted prints (blocks)
1 yard border fabric
2-5/8 yards backing fabric
Hook-and-loop tape

Finished size: 86x86

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. All measurements include a 1/4" seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated

Cut Fabrics
From assorted prints, cut:
64—10-1/2" squares
From border fabric, cut:
9—3-1/2x42" strips for border (Cut and piece to make two
3-1/2x86" border strips and two 3-1/2x80-1/2" border strips.)

Assemble the Duvet Cover
1. Sew together the assorted print 10-1/2" squares in eight rows of eight squares each. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make duvet center. Press seams in one direction. The duvet center should be 80-1/2" square including seam allowances.

2. Repeat steps 2 and 3 given for Twin-Size duvet cover.