Comforter Too Narrow for Bed

My comforter is too narrow, so the mattress shows. Pulling it down on one side puts the other side up on top of the bed. I thought about just getting something longer and letting it hang down on the sides under the comforter. Any other ideas?


By Gingi from IA

November 19, 20090 found this helpful

What size is the bed? If any size smaller than king, get a coordinating flat sheet on/two sizes larger, and center the comforter on it, aligned at the top. If you sew, you can attach it all the way around. Or just do this each time you make the bed. If you have a king size bed, you could cut strips from a king flat sheet, and sew to the sides and bottom of the comforter.

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November 19, 20090 found this helpful

You could buy or make a bed skirt to go around the bottom mattress and add lace border or batiste fabric to the comforter or gather material and sew to edge the comforter adding length.

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November 19, 20090 found this helpful

If you can sew, buy fabric that blends with the comforter and sew a ruffle around 3 sides.

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November 20, 20090 found this helpful

I'd go with the sewing route and just sew a decorative border.

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November 21, 20090 found this helpful

Hello, you could either use a matching or co-ordinating sheet & sew a 'skirt' around the comforter. It could be made any length you want then. Depending upon the style you like, it could be frills, gathers, a flat piece with a few plackets, or inverted pleats, or a few pleats inserted around the sides.

This would also give you the opportunity to make pillowslips to match or co-ordinate with your comforter. Depending on how far you'd like to go with it, you could even make curtains to match, if you bought a couple of extra sheets.

The options are as boundless as your imagination & decorating style. Good luck & I'm sure we'd all love to see what you've come up with once it's completed. Cheers, Wendy

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November 21, 20090 found this helpful

Today it seems bedspreads are hard to find vs the comforter sets. If i had a twin bed I would buy the next size comforter set which should work. Keep the receipt just in case, and know what the return policy is.

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November 21, 20090 found this helpful

We have a queen size bed and since the new mattresses make the bed higher than the old style. I buy a king size comforter which makes up the space so the mattress does not show. Hope this helps you.

Rosalie - San Diego, CA

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August 15, 20110 found this helpful

What about just placing an extra bed skirt on top of the mattress. If you like your comforter I wouldn't go out any buy another one but maybe you could find a coordinating bed skirt at the thrift store or try your local freecycle if there is one in your area.

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August 18, 20110 found this helpful

I had the same problem, and needed a very fast solution for company was coming. I took a pretty sheet and used safety pins and fashioned a bed skirt to hide the mattress, then used my nice comforter. I am not a sewer, and not talented one bit, but 10 years later, it is still there, and looks just fine!

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