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Old 05-28-2010, 07:07 PM
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Does anyone know where I could find oversized king bedcovers? I'm not really referring to sheet sets here. The problem is that I have a king mattress set, with a feather topper, and the added height results in the comforter / quilt / duvet not being wide enough to reach down the sides of the bed to cover the box spring. I'm not a seamstress by any means. Just wondering if anyone else has run in to this problem and what solutions you may have come across? (Doesn't help that there doesn't really seem to be any consistancy in the measurements of king / california king bedding!)
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:25 PM
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They have the oversized king bedspreads at Bed and Bath. Do you know the measurements that you need. The largest one I saw was a 120 x 110.
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:58 AM
Location: Prospect, KY
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Penney's has some beautiful oversized cotton matlasse coverlets/bedspreads (ChrisMadden JCP Home) that will fit your bed. Just remember that any cotton matellasse shrinks. I used one of their matelasse coverlets to tuck under the mattress so that when I pulled my bedspread down, the coverlet would show. It is good quality and inexpensive, especially if you can catch one of their sales (which fortunately I did).

I paid around $100 for the king coverlet (on sale) at Penny's and $420 for a special order mattelasse bedspread from a specialty store. Unfortunately I had already special ordered the bedspread when I discovered the Penny's one or I would have bought two of the ChrisMadden coverlets (one for tucking and one on top). However, I do have to say the expensive spread is softer and nicer quality and looks more expensive (the pattern of the matelasse is wonderful) but who wants to pay $420 when the look of the $100 is so similar?
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:38 AM
Location: Charlton, MA
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I've had the same issues with my pillow top King size bed. It's quite annoying! I found that the Croscill brand of comforters they sell at Bed Bath and Beyond are a decent size. They are very expensive tho! A king size bed set could run you $400 and that doesn't include sheets.

A less expensive option i have found is a "bedspread". you know those things people used to use before comforters came into fashion. You can find a wide assortment of them in the JCPenny catalog/online.

I never buy a comforter without checking out the measurements. Croscill runs 110 x 96.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:45 AM
Location: Prospect, KY
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Do look in magazines, model homes, decorating books - there are as many bedspreads and coverlets being shown now as comforters. In fact high end decorating stores and linen stores have a huge selection of coverlets and bedspreads. Lightweight Matelasse is perfect for a summer look. Who wants a comforter in the summer?

It is erroneous to infer that bedspreads are out of fashions or less expensive - just not true.

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