Does your duvet cover make you dread laundry day? It does for me.
Duvet covers can be a hassle. And traditionally, you have one of two (bad) options to get your comforter into your duvet cover.
Option 1, lay your duvet cover out, and then stuff the comforter in, like a pillow. The problem here is that you can’t use the duvet ties to tie the cover to the duvet loops on your comforter. And just getting the comforter to align with the corners is a lot of work.
Sometimes you even get all four of the corners lined up, only to find out that the comforter folded over onto itself. And you have the wrong corners matched up!
Option 2, lay your duvet cover inside out, and then place your comforter on top. Tie the loops and ties on all four corners, and then flip it inside out again.
And again, this also involves a bit of effort. And it’s never as easy as they make it seem in those Pinterest or Instagram “hack” videos. You rarely get it right on the first try.
But there is an easier way! There’s a much easier and quicker method to get your comforter into your duvet cover…
A Zippered Duvet Cover
Duvet covers haven’t changed much since they were first invented. This is weird since so many people struggle with getting their comforter into one.
Ideally, you would open a duvet cover, like a book, place the comforter on one side, and then close it – like a book. No lifting, no flipping, and no struggling.
A zipper would make all of this possible, right? And it does – like this QuickZip Zippered Duvet Cover.
How To Use It
There are similar models from a few different brands, but we like this one from Quickzip. It has a lot of features, that we’ll get into in just a bit.
But first, let’s take a look at how it works.
- Lay it on your bed
- Go around and unzip the duvet cover
- Flip it open
- Place your comforter inside
- Match up each corner
- Clip it into the duvet loops
- Zip it shut
Pretty easy right?
Makes you wonder why we’ve been struggling with our duvet cover this whole time. A zipper makes so much sense, of course. Why didn’t they just make them like this from the start?
Sure, zippers might not have been around when duvet covers were invented. But along the way, zippers became a thing.
Features Of The Quickzip Duvet Cover
We already covered the zippering system. But there’s more.
The Quickzip duvet cover is a solid cover – that just happens to be zippered. Let’s break this down into 3 areas:
- The clips and ties
- Hidden vents
- The fabric
The Duvet Ties & Clips
Your current duvet cover probably has a set of ties at each corner. And they work very well – they keep the corners of the comforter squarely in the corners of the duvet cover.
But, some comforters – especially cheaper models – don’t have duvet loops at the corners. And you’re stuck with using safety pins, which damages the fabric. And these holes create space for down feathers to leak out.
The QuickZip duvet cover has corner ties and clips.
You can use the ties like you normally would with any other duvet cover.
But you can also use the clips to attach the comforter to the corners of the duvet. It helps keep things extra snug – and it’s a nice option to have if your comforter doesn’t have duvet loops.
When it comes time for laundry, you can remove the clips, or just leave them on.
The Hidden Vents
Sometimes you need to adjust your comforter back into place. And it’s not an issue from the button side, of course. But the opposite side is impossible unless you undo the duvet cover and start from scratch.
The QuickZip duvet has hidden slots on both sides. So you can reach inside and adjust, whenever you need to.
The Quickzip duvet cover is Oeko-Tex certified 100% long-staple cotton, with a 400 thread count.
Interestingly, they have it available in 3 different fabric types:
- Sateen – Soft and smooth
- Percale – Crisp and light
- Flannel – Thicker fabric, and soft
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you wash a zippered duvet cover?
Zip it shut, and then wash it how you normally wash a duvet cover.
Do you have to remove the corner clips?
You can if you want to, but you can also leave them on.
For peace of mind, we would recommend taking them off. They are protected inside the duvet cover, but with a spinning agitator, anything is possible.
How Does It Unzip?
When zipped shut, it unzips across the bottom, and then up the side, like this…
What are corner ties? I’ve never used them.
Inside a duvet cover, you’ll find a set of 2 ties at each corner. They look like this…
You tie these corner ties to the duvet loops on the corners of the comforter. This helps keep the comforter in place in all four corners, so your comforter doesn’t move around.
Even if you’ve never used the corner ties, then you’ve probably noticed the duvet loops on your comforter. They’re the little tabs at each corner that go from one edge to the other.
Duvet loops on a comforter look like this…
Where does the zipper end up when shut?
In reality, you can orient the zipper to end up wherever you want it to. But if you use the cover the way it was designed, the zipper will be on one of the bottom corners.
Does a zippered duvet cover still have buttons?
No, zippered duvet covers don’t have buttons – there’s no need for them. So, you just zip it back around to close.
Does this have any ties or clips on the sides?
No, they don’t have clips or ties on the side. But, you can always use a set of comforter clips or grips if you want your comforter to be extra secure inside.