anthropologie inspired sea of knots quilt FAQ

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Thanks for all of the gushing compliments about the anthro-inspired knotted duvet! Y’all are too kind! If you make one of your own, we’d love love LOVE to see the pictures (email them over of add them to our flickr group).

Since our inbox is overflowing with emails about the quilt, and since many of you have the same questions, we thought we’d put together a list of FAQs to answer all of them in one place.

How big are the finished squaresย  (once they are pleated)?
The pleated squares are approximately one square foot.

Would another type of fabric work or does the quilt require jersey?
I am fairly certain that you could make this quilt with any lightweight fabric. I used jersey because I was modeling mine after Anthropologie’s Rosette Quilt, which is made of jersey. But I think any light fabric would work (the ‘knots’ would be more difficult with heavier fabric).

Will you be selling these?
No plans to… sorry! ๐Ÿ™‚

How many squares would it take to make a queen-sized version?
Stay tuned… tomorrow, we have notes from an experienced (and oh so lovely), guest. Sadie Jane from {simply delicious} made a QUEEN SIZED sea of knots duvet for her master bedroom and has all sorts of tricks for y’all.

And of course, she’ll tell you how many squares you’ll need for the queen sized version of the anthro-inspired goodness.

Do y’all have any other questions? Also, has anyone put together a twin-sized quilt that could let us know how many squares you’d need for a twin?

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  1. Love this idea! I bought a similar one from Target for $100. I am SO glad to know that when it starts looking rough, I can make this one as a replacement for such a good price! Thanks!

  2. I actually went to an Anthro store last week and saw the original in person! My hubby said he liked mine better ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I love it . . . I can't wait to see the instructions for the queen sized version . . . this is so yummy! I totally want to make one!!

  4. I recently finished a twin sized version of this and I had to make 42 squares. 7 down for the length of the bed and 6 across for the width. I am so tickled with how this turned out…now I just need a guest to come and stay in my guest bed.

    1. Thanks for the sizing! If mine doesn’t turn out too hard, I thought about making both my sisters matching twin duvets/comforters using the tutorial if they want my too, and they have some old vintage beds and your sizing would probably work. I might make it 6 squares by 5 squares, though, because it will be more of a decorative comforter for cold winter nights.

  5. Sorry, one thing I forgot to mention is that I have a twin bed that sits just a bit higher than most beds (it is a custom made wrought iron bed). So, I had to make it a bit wider and a bit longer than a regular twin, but I bet it would still work on a regular bed without having to have a bedskirt. I still have to sew one of those as well.

  6. I LOVE this tutorial and I can’t wait to try it. I do have a couple questions though.

    Has anyone made it using fabric from a fabric store yet?

    And if so, how many yards did you need?

    I would like to make mine but I’m scared of not buying enough fabric.

    1. Hmmm, Kristin, I am not certain. Though, since the squares are 18″ square, I bet you’d get 4 squares from quilting cotton (maybe 6 from decor sized fabric). Just divide the number of squares you need total by 4 (or 6) and you’ll have your answer. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if that works for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Take the dimensions of your duvet and divide by 12 (the finished squares end up being 12″ each). ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope that helps!

    1. Divide the dimensions of a full by 12″ (the size of a finished square) to find the number across and the number tall and then multiply the two. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey JoAnn- no batting or fleece in the middle since I sewed it to a comforter. If you look at the tutorials, there are details on sewing it to the backing.
      Hope that helps!

  7. Do you think that if I prewashed the jersey fabric before I used it, then made it into a duvet cover, with jersey on the back too, that I could wash and dry it? I wouldnt be concerned except for the rosette stitching. Has anyone made it as a duvet cover you can slip off and wash easily? We dont use a top sheet so I would need to be able to wash it weekly.

    1. Hey Kirby- I don’t wash ours every week, but I certainly throw it in the wash and the rosettes hold up fine. Hope that helps!

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