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Thread: Does anyone quilt with goose down anymore?

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    I have been asked by someone to make a quilt for them using goose down as the batting. Does anyone know how to do this so the "down" stays in place?

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    I don't know, but my grandmother use to grow cotton and I have some of her quilts with carded cotton, still has some seeds in it. LOL.

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    What's the penefit of it????????

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    I don't think goose down has ever been used in quilts. It is used in duvets. Maybe she wants you to make a duvet cover for a down comforter?

    As far as I know, there is no such thing as goose down batting. Cotton batting, polyester batting, bamboo batting, silk batting, wool batting, yes! Not goose down (or duck down, for that matter). Comforters made with down are always made commercially because there is such a control problem with handling down.

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    One of my friends made a sort of duvet cover for a down comforter. She did a top and backing and then pinned them both to the comforter, sewed around the edge and flip turned it. She said was like gutting a whale. LOL Anyway, it turned out really cool.

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    I would imagine you would do it like they make feather beds. Basically you sew channels and stuff them to hold the down in place. the narrower the channels the better the down will stay in place.

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    Go to 'Search' and put in 'duvet cover' , there are several pics there and ideas for duvet covers. That might be what you are looking for. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper
    I would imagine you would do it like they make feather beds. Basically you sew channels and stuff them to hold the down in place. the narrower the channels the better the down will stay in place.
    I agree with channels, but I also would sew horizontally and make them into squares. You know stuff & sew. My question is, where is she getting the down from? I hope its been cleaned well for allergy sake.

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    Handcock used to have down. I don't know of any other place and even then that was almost 20 years ago. I think I'm getting old.

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    Are you sure that the person is sure of what they are asking for? Does the person think a quilt is a comforter and wants a down comforter? Does the person just think that "down" is THE thing to have in bedding?

    Maybe some educating is in order too.

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