Lovers of comfortable bedding, did you know that there are many different styles of doonas that can be made by hand? Everyone has their own preference on which type they think is better and the one you prefer most will depend on your preference of style and material. Here is some more information on some of the most common types of doonas.
The most common type of doona is called a patchwork or pieced doona. This is a doona that’s constructed of many different types and shades of fabric. Some people like to put a theme to their pieced doona and others simply like to be more creative. There are many who also like to sew in a machine washable wool underlay at the bottom of the doona to give it a much softer and luxurious feel.
There are a number of different types of materials that can be used to create a doona, with wool being one of the most common choices. This type of material gives a wool doona a soft feel and makes it so much more comforting to touch and sleep in.
Applique is a type of quilting style that requires placing shapes onto a specific background and then stitching them back into the background using a number of different stitching techniques. This gives the quilter the freedom of creativity and colour. Some say that this technique is for a much more advanced quilter.
The creation of a piece of art with a quilt, art quilts have become very popular in modern times. This could be a replica of a piece of art or one you have created yourself. A firm favourite amongst art lovers, the manufacture of an art doona will allow you to be creative and get you thinking outside of the box.
There are many different types of doonas that you could make and these are just a few. Whatever type you opt to go for, make sure you choose a style that fits you.