With a fluffy filler and a design-statement fabric cover, a comforter may be the middle of attention in a bedroom. Choose coordinating or contrasting fabrics for every side, and change sides as the mood strikes.
A Bit of Math
Measure in the desired bottom edge of the comforter on a single side of the bed up to the mattress surface, across to the opposite side, then down to the desired bottom border on that side. Record the dimension as the width. Measure in the desired bottom edge at the foot of the bed up to the surface and up to the head of the bed. Insert 16 inches to this measurement for your final length. Divide the final width of this comforter by the diameter of your chosen fabric, then rounded up the figure. Multiply this amount by the final duration for the running inches of fabric required for all the top and bottom of the comforter. Divide the total operating inches by 36 to the number of yards of fabric required. For instance, the math for a completed comforter 80 inches wide and 88 inches long made of 45-inch fabric is: 80 divided by 45 equals 1.8, rounded up to two. 88 inches times two, which equals 176. Divide the resulting number by 36 to equivalent five yards for all the top and bottom. Insert 1/2 yard for straightening or adjustments.