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How To Prevent Your Duvet From Moving In The Duvet Cover?

Why Does Your Duvet Move Around Inside The cover?

It makes you wonder if you move too much at night.

Are you sleeping peacefully but then realize your duvet keeps slipping and moving from its original place? Or maybe you are here wondering what the strings in your duvet cover mean.

Are you struggling to keep it in place? Even after a million tries, it just isn't staying, and now you are so frustrated that you might just be checking out our blog in the middle of the night! Are you?

Don't worry. There is a solution! Here you will find all the reasons this happens and what you can do about it.

Some duvet covers come with ties, whereas others do not. Regardless of whether your duvet cover has ties or if you are looking for ways to attach some loops to your cover, we know that a good night's sleep accounts for the start to a good day.  

Sleeping well affects our physical and mental health and productivity during the day.

Yet many of us might be tossing and turning throughout the night trying to adjust our duvet. We understand that this should not stop you from getting a good sleep, which is why we suggest you get a cover with ties attached to it!


The Most Annoying Thing In The World Is When Your Duvet Cover Moves And You Have To Readjust It! Keep Reading to Learn How to Fix this Forever!

Before getting into how to fit in, let's understand why this happens and what you can do about it!

Even though many reasons cause the duvet and cover to shift from their original place, which we understand can be super annoying while sleeping. Don't worry. We will not suggest you tie shoelaces to your duvet to keep it in place….hahaha, even though that could be a short-term cheap and easy solution. But let's focus on the long-term one for now.

Firstly, ensure you put in the duvet correctly, with the length and width facing the right direction. If the duvet is not adjacent to the height and width of the cover, try to place it in the right way; otherwise, it will keep slipping from its cover.

Whether you buy a duvet from bed bath beyond, way fair, or IKEA, you still need a duvet cover that keeps your duvet in place. As you may have noticed with your comforter, the duvet cover and down feather-filled quilt keep falling off the bed.

It is because it is being pulled to the ground by the earth's gravitational force. You won't notice that the blankets don't slip up but instead fall. You may need to insert ties to fix this. 

Another reason this might happen is that there could be a slight size difference between the manufacturer's duvet and your duvet cover. Make sure it fits properly! Do you see it…did this happen to you as well? Yesss! I am not a psychic, but this is a widespread issue.

But don't worry, fix this annoying problem with Down Under Bedding & Pillow's revolutionary duvet cover ties. Did I forget to mention… this product is 100% hypoallergenic, which means you should also check it out if you suffer from allergies. This might be what you are looking for to get a comfortable sleep.

Duvet Cover Tips, What are duvet ties?

What is a Duvet Cover? Why Do I Need A Duvet Cover? 

Duvet covers are a cover to protect the duvet as an outer layer for your comforter, just as pillowcases are for your pillows. Since duvets and comforters are bulky and expensive, it can be hard to clean them regularly.

The duvet covers help give an added layer of protection to keep your comforter from getting dirty. These covers protect your quilt and can help give your room a fresher new look, as they are easier to change and replace than the whole comforter itself.

A well-fitted duvet cover is essential as it might determine if you can get a good sleep. This is when you may also want to look at purchasing a duvet cover with insert ties.

It is when you may also want to purchase a duvet cover with insert ties.

See the Down Under Bedding Sizing guide.

Why Should I Purchase A Duvet Cover With Ties?

Typically when people buy a duvet cover, they look for subtle designs or fancy motifs unless they acquire the problem of their duvet shifting from the comforter. This problem is more familiar to people living in cold areas because they use comforters more often.

But let us get back to the point….. the corner ties act as an inside button to hold the duvet/comforter in place by attaching it to the four corners. As you might have noticed, the quilt can slide inside the duvet cover and sometimes gets bunched up on one end of the cover.

With the help of corner ties, you can easily tie the corners of your quilt to those of your duvet/ comforter.

Another advantage is that you can easily untie the ties and put your cover in the washing.

Once you have your duvet with the duvet cover corner ties, you can check the guide below to understand how to keep it in place and get a good night's comfy sleep!

How to use Duvet Cover Ties

Let's Follow The Step-by-step Process To Ensure Your Cover Fits Your Duvet/Comforter

Step 1:

Verify the length and width of your quilt; make sure they are both same or at least the cover is bigger than the duvet inside. If you have a duvet cover already then one way you can make sure they are of the same size is by laying the duvet on top of the cover.

Step 2:

Take the duvet cover and turn it inside out.

Step 3:

Now lay your duvet on top of it

Step 4:

Fasten the duvet/ comforter to the corner ties. To do this you simply have a knot with the duvet ties inserted into the end sides of your duvet. For picture graphic instructions on this step, check the instruction guide below.

Step 5:

After your feel that the duvet is tightly secured to your cover, you can flip it back to the original outside and get ready to sleep.


Another thing to keep in mind while looking for ways to keep your duvet in place is to look for zipper closures for your duvet covers. This closure also helps ensure that your duvet can stay put for longer and not fall out of your duvet cover.

Duvet ties are the best, especially if you have a heavy king-size bed and comforter. Some duvets come with button closures as well. Still, the zipper closure is a more reliable option for keeping your comforter intact.

This also protects your duvet from getting dirty and keeps the germs out for longer.

How Do I Use Duvet Ties? 

  1. Lay the comforter flat on top of your mattress.
  2. Take your duvet cover and turn it inside out. Grab the top corner of your duvet and attach all three ties to the loops.
  3. Flip the duvet cover, so it goes entirely inside the cover. Attach the side ties and the bottom ties to the loop.
  4. Zip/button it up! Give it a shake and a fluff until the duvet cover falls down to cover most of the comforter.

How To Sew Loops On A Duvet?

Time to stop your duvet from slipping inside the cover!

Did you buy a duvet cover bigger than the size of your duvet? Oops! Don't worry….as promised, I will tell you how to sew ties on your duvet to prevent it from shifting and moving inside the duvet cover.

All you need is some thread, needles, scissors, and shoelaces. You could use a cloth and cut it into four neat thin strips. Let me ask you this first. Do you know how to sew? Because you need to be careful of those sharp needles!

If you are ready and know how to sew, let's start by cutting the shoelace into small pieces (about four equal parts). It's best to measure it because you want something you can put across the end of your duvet.

So, you should measure the corner sides of your duvet as you wish the shoelace to do diagonally (sew it at a 45 - degree angle). You can check the image below for reference. Sew the lace on all four corners of your duvet.

Please make sure you stitch them to the outer cord area of your comforter while sewing. After all four corners are secured, move onto the duvet cover.

How do corner ties work on a duvet cover


A tip I can give you while you have your sewing kit with you; is to sew a design on one of the corners of the inserts. This would help you identify the direction you should turn your duvet towards.

This D-I-Y (do it yourself) technique could seem like much work at first, trust me. Once you are done with this, you will be satisfied with how your comforter looks. Securing all sides of your duvet will make your room neater and help you get a night of good sleep by preventing your comforter from shifting throughout the night!

The best way is to flip the cover inside out and then get your needle and laces straps or ribbons (you can use any long secure thread here, anything you can use to tie the corners to the cover). Sew the middle of your strap to the corner of your comforter cover. Repeat this step on all four corners.

After all the sewing is done, you can tie the duvet straps to the corners of your duvet (you can check the step-by-step guide above). After following those steps, you can flip the cover back on, and you are good to sleep!

What are Commercial Duvet Grips and Clips?

Another solution is to search google for snap-on comforter clips or even duvet grips. This is to stop your comforter from shifting inside the cover. It is pretty simple to attach and remove.

This is also considered one of the best ways to prevent it from slipping inside the cover, but I know how annoying this can be. Ugg! They keep slipping off all the time!

Many kinds of duvet grips are available in the market, such as comforter clips, snap-on clips, duvet grips, and even many magnetic options. Usually known as a quick fix for stopping your duvet from falling between the cover, it might not work as a long-term solution as it holds it in place.

Even though this is a pocket-friendly and easy-to-use option, many people do not prefer it because the clips are made of metal. Think about it….do you want to be woken up at night by the cold metal surface of the clip touching your hand?

Most but not all Down Under Bedding Brand Duvet & Comforters have built-in corner ties to attach to the four corners of your duvet cover to help end the nightmare. 

Yes, we also carry matching duvet covers with corner tie tabs, so you don't have to sew them.

Sleep tight!

8 Responses

Deborah Howell

Deborah Howell

March 31, 2024

here.I think the answer is obvious Sabriel surely it’s putting on ties in the centre point of all four sides rather than just the corners. I don’t know what miraculous remedy you expected this company to provide you.

Sam Zaf

Sam Zaf

October 20, 2023

Thank you for sharing these valuable tips on caring for duvet inserts and comforter covers. It’s essential to maintain these bedding items to ensure they remain clean and comfortable. Your advice on using a duvet or comforter cover, as well as being mindful of fabric choice, is both practical and considerate. Wrinkles can indeed be a concern with cotton, so it’s good to keep that in mind.

As for the Chinook Duvet from the Hutterites in Alberta, Canada, it sounds like a remarkable product. The use of finest down, treated for extra fill power and ozone cleaning, makes it not only luxurious but also environmentally friendly. The hypo-allergenic and anti-microbial treatment adds to its appeal, making it an excellent choice for those seeking both comfort and hygiene in their bedding. Quality and care for nature and health seem to be at the forefront of this product, and that’s something to be appreciated. Thanks for sharing this exciting product information!



September 22, 2023

The key is if you have a king size is to measure the length and the width properly because it’s hard to tell and then you can use the four corner tie tab loops like a shoelace to keep them in place but not all covers or duvets have this so you may have to sew it yourself or take it to your local dry cleaning place which can alter it for you.

Mel Brown

Mel Brown

September 22, 2023

We had this problem for a long time – replaced our duvet with a new feather & down one and the problem is fixed. Our old feather & down duvet had lost so many of its feathers over the years, that it basically was only half full. 🤷‍♀️

Marilyn Messer

Marilyn Messer

January 15, 2023

I have ties and buttons on my cover. They don’t helped the insert (comforter ) from sliding at all.

Down Under Bedding

Down Under Bedding

October 07, 2022

This link is for Sabriel Winchester and others. Here is a link to our video on the topic of the duvet moving inside the cover.
Bottom line:
If your current duvet or cover does have the tie grips already attached, you have only two options.
1) Use a duvet clip that goes on the outside like a laundry clip, but they tend to fall off easy.
2) Sew the tie grips on yourself.
Here is the YouTube video:

Sabriel Winchester

Sabriel Winchester

October 07, 2022

As much as I hate to say this, this doesn’t really deal with the actual issue/problem that the majority of people are wanting to find an answer to on how to fix. You should rename the article to address the fact that all you’re talking is about connecting the corners to keep the ENTIRE insert from shifting. From my research and discussions with others, the MAJORITY of people using duvet covers already know this.

What we REALLY want to know is how to actually stop the REST of the insert from shifting and/or sliding around inside the cover when you’re ALREADY using the corner straps/connections/ties. This is the information that most people (at least everyone I’ve spoken and communicated with) are truly looking for when we click on a link stating “How to stop your duvet insert from shifting inside of its cover.” There is actually an extremely avid group of people who are doing everything they/we can, to try to find out how to solve this problem and let others know.

Sadly, much like this article, the majority of the articles we’re coming across are misnomers because they don’t address the real shifting issue and just talk about the corner ties/connections. From what I’ve discovered, and experience myself, most people have the issue of having to pull the corner of the cover (where it is ALREADY tied/connected to the duvet straps) and hold the insert at the same time in order to get the insert to straighten out inside the rest of the cover.

Have you guys thought about writing an article addressing this real shifting issue and maybe giving us suggestions/answers to fix the problem?

Vivek Sagar

Vivek Sagar

September 07, 2022

This is an excellent article since it can be very annoying and sleeping difficult with your duvet insert moving around inside the cover.

Many times inexpensive duvet “clips” don’t really work, and they can damage the corners of your duvet and cover. If you don’t have them coordinating Corner tie grips, then you can sew something on yourself if you’re handy if not you can always take it to the dry cleaners, and they can do it for you

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