As plush and squishy as any traditional quilt but way simpler to make, our Lap Duvet is a little shortcut through the world of quilting!
Start with two pieces of fabric that move your inner aesthete. For us, Spectrum Cotton‘s bounty of gorgeous colors and its soft, casual hand are all we need to jump start our Lap Duvet motor!
Sew them together with some batting in between, turn it all inside out, tack it together with quick little stitches, and cozy up on the fire escape, in the deck chair, or across the couch!
Spectrum Cotton comes in over 40 insanely beautiful garment-dyed colors. Choose the two that call your name (impossible to go wrong!) and whip up this simplest of classics!
To make one Lap Duvet…
- Two 1¾-yards pieces of Purl Soho’s Spectrum Cotton, in different colors
- Quilters Dream’s Wool Batting, crib size
- A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread. We used a color that would make high-contrast tacking stitches.
Here are our color combos…
Orange Russet + Lilac Blossom, with thread color 1640 (yellow)
Orange Nasturtium + Vintage Pink, with thread color 8975 (green)
Yellow Ochre + Pink Tulip, with thread color 7532 (blue)
Pure Pool + Pine Nut, with thread color 4915 (red)
Grasshopper Green + Orchid Gray, with thread color 1720 (orange)
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 58 x 42 inches
For the full pattern, including step-by-step photos and lots of tips, visit our original Lap Duvet post!