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Postby Gruney » October 31st, 2019, 12:20 pm

Apart from knowing that the higher the tog number, the thicker a duvet, I have no conception of the relative thicknesses. I have always used thinnish duvets - one in the summer, and two for the winter. I have always had them dry cleaned, but, if you remember, I had an problem with fleas a couple of months ago, and I was advised to wash everything in the hottest wash my machine could achieve. One fitted in fine, but the other was a bit too thick, and I binned it.

It's now doubling up time again, and now I know I can fit one into my washing machine, I intend to wash them that way in future, and I'd like to buy another one the same. Any ideas please?
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Re: Togs.

Postby suffolk » October 31st, 2019, 12:53 pm

This is what we have
https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-pa ... og/p475290

It’s getting cooler at nights so I’m just about thinking of swapping the 4.5 tog one for the 9 Then if it gets very cold we’ll put one on top of the other (they have press fasteners on the corners so they stay together in the cover).

Very comfy, great quality and they wash well ... highly recommended.

You can buy them separately but of course the one you already have probably doesn’t have press fasteners on it.
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Postby Gruney » October 31st, 2019, 1:14 pm

Thanks Suffs. Yes mine does have the press fasteners - it looks like 4.5 togs then. :tu:
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Postby PatsyMFagan » October 31st, 2019, 2:01 pm

suffolk wrote:It’s getting cooler at nights so I’m just about thinking of swapping the 4.5 tog one for the 9 Then if it gets very cold we’ll put one on top of the other (they have press fasteners on the corners so they stay together in the cover).


I have this set up too … in the first place I kept the heavier one on throughout the year (although I thought it was only 7 tog), but last Summer I reverted (for the first time) to using lighter one alone … tbh: I thought the thicker one had worn a bit thin, so it has come out of hibernation .. and it seems to have recovered it's bulkiness, so no need at the moment to double up.
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Postby StokeySue » October 31st, 2019, 2:51 pm

I have a similar arrangement but a down and feather mix, I find synthetic duvets a bit sticky

The downside of feather (punny) is that you have to wash them in the laundrette as they need drying in an industrial tumble dryer

They don’t generally cause allergy problems when new or routinely cleaned so the dust doesn’t build up
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Postby earthmaiden » October 31st, 2019, 3:46 pm

I don't think I'd get even a double one in my washing machine, let alone a king size. I have a standard sized double bed but always have a king size quilt as they stay on better. The thought of stuffing two quilts into a cover horrifies me, one is bad enough! Yes, I know the 'easy' way but I am so cack-handed I get muddled at the first hurdle even with a single one :lol:.
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Postby suffolk » October 31st, 2019, 3:58 pm

If you fix the corners together with the poppers it’s no harder than putting one duvet into the cover. :D
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Postby aero280 » October 31st, 2019, 4:10 pm

We have just bought two new duvets. Anti-allergenic. Best price was from Argos. JL was very expensive when compared with others like Dunelm and Argos.

We got a 10 tog for autumn and 4.5 for summer. Doubling up if it get really cold in winter.
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Re: Togs.

Postby Gruney » October 31st, 2019, 5:02 pm

suffolk wrote:If you fix the corners together with the poppers it’s no harder than putting one duvet into the cover. :D


That's how it was before - but I don't think I possess the duvet inserting gene :lol:
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Postby PatsyMFagan » October 31st, 2019, 5:12 pm

Gruney wrote:That's how it was before - but I don't think I possess the duvet inserting gene


If you are interested, this is how I do it :

Lay the duvet flat on the bed.... on top of that lay the cover that has previously been turned inside out, with the open end facing you. Thread your hands up inside the cover to the corners at the opposite end. Grab hold of the corner of the duvet through the cover and then pull hands back through the opening … then shake the cover over the duvet, and locate each corner of the duvet into each corner of the cover, then do up the buttons/poppers then shake well...

Of course that might all be obvious ;) :lol: :rolleyes:
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Postby Gruney » October 31st, 2019, 5:38 pm

Thanks Pat. I've tried all sorts of methods, none with much success. A woman once told me to shake it over the bannister, with the cover poppers open. That was a great idea - until I dropped it. I think I'm destined for permanent lumpy.
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Postby scullion » October 31st, 2019, 5:46 pm

when he was small our son's method was to turn the duvet cover inside out, pull it over his head to get inside but remember where he'd left the corners of the duvet, grab hold of those through the top corners of the cover and wriggle his way out while still holding on to the corners. have you tried that version‽‽‽
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Postby WWordsworth » October 31st, 2019, 5:55 pm

I take my duvet to the launderette each spring.
Their washing machines are larger than a domestic one.
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Postby earthmaiden » October 31st, 2019, 6:17 pm

The bannisters method is by far the best - I haven't got any though :(. Patsy - that's how DD does it - makes it look simple. Then I try and end up more like Scully's version which would be great if I were a small boy ... :lol:
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Postby PatsyMFagan » October 31st, 2019, 6:37 pm

earthmaiden wrote:The bannisters method is by far the best - I haven't got any though :(. Patsy - that's how DD does it - makes it look simple. Then I try and end up more like Scully's version which would be great if I were a small boy ... :lol:


I don't have bannisters either … but this was the best I could come up with..At only 5'2" tall, I just have to stretch as high as I can and shake... There is another method that involves laying the cover on top of the duvet and then rolling them up like a giant swiss roll, but the opening has to be at the right end and I generally get that wrong ..

Now trying to turn my mattress is impossible and another thing entirely :o :rolleyes:
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Postby Gruney » October 31st, 2019, 6:44 pm

scullion wrote:when he was small our son's method was to turn the duvet cover inside out, pull it over his head to get inside but remember where he'd left the corners of the duvet, grab hold of those through the top corners of the cover and wriggle his way out while still holding on to the corners. have you tried that version‽‽‽


Yes - getting in was ok, but I couldn't turn round to get out again.
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Postby Ratatouille » October 31st, 2019, 7:42 pm

We need for anything thicker than a 5. In the summer we use a 2.5. Neither of us can bear being over heated. we have a light but warm faux fur throw which is aways sufficient.
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Postby wargarden » November 2nd, 2019, 6:07 pm

not sure about togs but the troggs play pretty good music.
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Postby Pepper Pig » November 2nd, 2019, 6:21 pm

Well it’s irrelevant wargarden but it certainly shows your age.
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Postby suffolk » November 2nd, 2019, 6:36 pm

Reg Presley died at least six years ago.
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Postby StokeySue » November 2nd, 2019, 7:53 pm

I remember the BBC banning the original “Love is all around” thinking it was about free love :oops:
Actually it was about his wedding to the woman he was married to virtually all of his adult life :D
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Postby WWordsworth » November 8th, 2019, 8:18 am

Didn't they do Wild Thing as well?
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Postby suffolk » November 8th, 2019, 8:27 am

Yes! :tu:
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Postby Meganthemog » November 8th, 2019, 10:55 am

earthmaiden wrote:The bannisters method is by far the best - I haven't got any though :(. Patsy - that's how DD does it - makes it look simple. Then I try and end up more like Scully's version which would be great if I were a small boy ... :lol:


Maybe I can make my 4 year old grandson earn his keep :lol: :lol: :lol: I could rent him out!
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Postby scullion » November 8th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Well it’s irrelevant wargarden but it certainly shows your age.

pretty sure the troggs are still performing, though, and you should, certainly, know that music stays around, for maybe centuries, after it's been written - even if the players don't .

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Postby Seatallan » November 8th, 2019, 4:13 pm

wargarden wrote:not sure about togs but the troggs play pretty good music.


:D :tu:

Weren't they from Hampshire? Romsey possibly? Somewhere near my old stamping ground anyway.
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Postby Seatallan » November 8th, 2019, 4:14 pm

...Andover!! :)
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Postby suffolk » November 8th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Reliving my teens 8-) :lol:
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Postby aero280 » November 8th, 2019, 9:39 pm

Crop circles as well for Reg, I believe! :D
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Postby suffolk » November 8th, 2019, 9:49 pm

Yes ... he was convinced wasn’t he ... ?
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Postby Lokelani » November 15th, 2019, 9:59 am

We get too hot with almost any tog. We've tried 3 tog cotton, 1 tog polyester supposedly cool comfort ones from M&S. We seem to do better with a sheet & bedspread all year round and other layers we can pull up if needed. We rarely have any heating on in the bedroom, so that can't go any cooler.
Has anyone tried a wool filled duvet? With all this move back to wool, even for sports clothing. I"m wondering if there really is something in the hype about its temperature regulating properties.
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Re: Togs.

Postby patpoyntz » November 15th, 2019, 11:12 am

We have 3 wool duvets...our bed, a guest bed and campervan. They are supposed to be all season, but we don’t find them warm enough for the depths of winter., however we live in the far north in an old and draughty house! I like the light weight of them, and find they mould round the body very well. They certainly don’t get over hot. We got ours from JLewis, and had good advice from them.
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Postby Ratatouille » November 15th, 2019, 2:19 pm

Our duvet is filled with silk and is very light and warm when they need to be. It seems appropriate when our bedroom was where silworms were raised.
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Postby Busybee » November 15th, 2019, 2:26 pm

Ratatouille wrote:Our duvet is filled with silk and is very light and warm when they need to be. It seems appropriate when our bedroom was where silworms were raised.


Another vouching for silk. My son who lives in our attic - gets very hot in summer and cold in winter, has a silk one. So light but still warm in winter but cool in summer. Quite expensive, but well worth it.

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Postby Lokelani » November 15th, 2019, 7:36 pm

Silk was another one I was wondering about, but thought it might be better at being warm than keeping you cool. Both sound well worth looking into.
My only other concern with wool was that the one I saw at a craft fair wasn't washable. A lot was said by the company selling them that they didn't need to be as they're anti dust mite, anti mould, anti everything else & only needing airing out on the line. I'm not sure I'm happy with that in case of spilt cups of tea in bed & sometimes letting the dog up for a quick snuggle on Sunday mornings when reading..... I know we shouldn't but huskies are just so bouncy it's hard to keep them off the furniture.
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Postby patpoyntz » November 15th, 2019, 8:55 pm

This is the make we got...it does say it’s washable, but I have not tried yet.

https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-pa ... 60-x-220cm

I see it is out of stock.
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Postby Amber » November 16th, 2019, 11:24 pm

I know someone with alpaca wool quilts (direct from the farm). They get much lower winter temperatures than here and say they’re plenty warm enough; and nice and cool in the summer too.
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Postby Amber » November 18th, 2019, 10:41 pm

We passed a small shop in Whitby today selling silk pillows and duvets. I didn’t see the prices.
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Postby Busybee » November 19th, 2019, 8:03 am

Lokelani wrote:Silk was another one I was wondering about, but thought it might be better at being warm than keeping you cool. Both sound well worth looking into.
My only other concern with wool was that the one I saw at a craft fair wasn't washable. A lot was said by the company selling them that they didn't need to be as they're anti dust mite, anti mould, anti everything else & only needing airing out on the line. I'm not sure I'm happy with that in case of spilt cups of tea in bed & sometimes letting the dog up for a quick snuggle on Sunday mornings when reading..... I know we shouldn't but huskies are just so bouncy it's hard to keep them off the furniture.


Silk ones are washable, at least the one we have is. We bought it after seeing it on a stall at the Yorkshire Show, it’s from a company in Glasgow. https://www.arkayuk.co.uk/product/mulbe ... k-bedding/ Although I actually bought it the next day over the phone direct from the warehouse., they also honoured the ‘ show’ price and because we bought two they threw in free postage etc.


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