Wednesday, May 17, 2006

"Works-For-Me Wednesday": Dividing the covers

Well, it's Works-For-Me Wednesday over at Rocks In My Dryer, with a lot of participants already, I see. (I'm finally sitting down to this task during the lunch hour.)

My tip this week: I made four smaller quilts, roughly lap quilt size, for our double bed, instead of one large one. That way, my husband has two and I have two, and we can easily adjust how much 'extra covering' we have, without having to figure out how to pull a quilt over our shoulders or shove covers off without causing a hassle for the other person. Most of the year I use one quilt, just over my legs and feet. During the deep of winter, I add the quilt for my upper half. In warmer weather, I don't use either. My husband doesn't feel the cold the same way I do, and his side is often a quilt or two shy of mine. Works for us.

6 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Two separate quilts is a necessity for some, I think! It is for us- so why haven't I tried this yet? Thanks for the reminder!

Maria said...

I do something similar, I use a twin size afghan on my side of the bed over the comforter. Where as sometimes hubby doesn't use any covers at all.

Tess said...

I'm an extra blanket person too, I'd rather 2 thin blankets than 1 thick blanket. I guess the air moves between the blankets so it's not so stifling.

Carol said...

I do what Maria does. My husband is like a walking electric blanket - he just stays warm. I'm skinny and get cold. Give me the extra quilted coverlet and he goes without. Great idea!

Bookworm said...

That's a nice idea. My husband and I share one blanket, but always have varying numbers of other blankets draped across our separate sides of the bed. It helps that we have a large bed.

lammyann said...

We have a kingsize bed....but we did this years ago. I got so tired of being mad when he would steal the covers. Now we both have our own douvets. I coordinated the colors so it looks nice and much more functional.
Great tip!
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