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Photos show how to make a double-faced comforter by stitching bandannas together, red for one side and blue for the other, stuffing it with batting and tying the sides together at intervals with yarn. Est. cost for a single bed size: $30.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 73

Do-it-yourself duvet. Sew a cozy comforter enclosed in a decorative, removable fabric case.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1982 (v.60#9) pg. 79

Weekend decorating. (1) Painting a floor in a checkerboard pattern with shell shapes at random intersections. (2) Top an old coffee table with ceramic tiles. (3) Make simple tab curtains from natural-colored sailcloth. (4) Make a folding screen with inserts of enlarged family photos. (5) Use colorful wood dyes to finish an unfinished cabinet. (6) Finger-paint a table top. (7) Sew a feather bed cover from two sheets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1997 (v.75#8) pg. 121

Coming up roses. Lavender roses on coordinating fabrics create a bedroom ensemble consisting of a comforter (46"x79"), padded headboard and valance, and two styles of throw pillows.
CRAFTS Apr 1992 (v.15#4) pg. 80

Flannel Camisole, Half-Slip and Comforter to make.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.12#1) pg. 48

The country look. Tulip comforter (double bed size) and matching pillows use a simple tulip flower design in blue and white tablecloth check, solids and pindot fabric.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 21 1981 (v.94#10) pg. 70, 128

Victorian pillow shams with a triple row of ruffles is made from channel-quilted fabric. Matching comforter also described.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 16 1982 (v.95#16) pg. 112, 148

Reversible comforter made from sheets and/or fabric. Est. cost: $90.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 12 1983 (v.96#10) pg. 114, 178

How to make a T-shirt quilt, a comforter sewn from recycled children's shirts.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 140, 201

Quilted velveteen comforter features a mistletoe wreath design in the center.
HANDMADE Winter 1982-83 (v.2#4) pg. 36, 58

Make your own down-filled comforter with a sheetcase that can be removed and washed.
HANDMADE #12 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 108, 89

Twin-sized checked duvet cover and coordinated striped pillow (18"x29") are woven in double-weave shadow weave. A matching striped mat (25"x33") is woven in single-layer shadow weave. Eight shafts are used for all three.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1998 (v.19#4) pg. 46, 74

How to locate or harvest goose down and make "duvets" or down comforters.
HARROWSMITH #45 Oct-Nov 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 40

Comforter and matching throw pillows are made from queen size sheets with an applique representing the Egyptian falcon god, Horus.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1978 (v.8#2) pg. 61, 101

Quilted comforter looks like a giant reindeer.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1980 (v.25#4) pg. 122, 52

Panty-hose comforter. 4" square quilt patches are sewn together in pouches and stuffed with old panty hose.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #56 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 25

Use your down sleeping bag year-round by providing cloth covers which convert it into a comforter or a bolster.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #80 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 170

Tips on making a comforter from wool batts, cheesecloth, and a removable cloth cover.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #92 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 25

How to trim ordinary sheets, pillow cases and towels with machine applique embroidered borders. Also includes instructions for appliquing flowers, butterflies and bows on a ready-made comforter.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 16

Quilted comforter has a zipper hidden between two strips in each block of the pattern. The extra-thick stuffing is formed by a pillow inserted into each block.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1980 (v.3#4) pg. 9, 41

Comforter cover features a "security" flap at the bottom for inserting the comforter and tucking in at the foot of the bed.
SUNSET Jul 1985 (v.175#1) pg. 104

Cozy down for winter nights. How to make a comforter with baffles and box stitching.
THREADS #37 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 71
Added Info THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 4

How to make a duvet cover for a down comforter and a matching flanged pillow sham.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 30
Added Info THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 6

How to sew a super-thick comforter.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1978 (v.41#9) pg. 114, 200