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Page's Hostess Lap Duvets

The goal of a handmade gift is to make something lovely and unique that lets the recipient know just how much he or she means to you. Of course, this is a great idea, but it can go wrong so easily! The project can end up taking forever, or it might hit a technical snag, or worst of all, it might end up banished to the back of a drawer.  Lap Duvets have become our go-to handmade gift precisiely because they avoid these pitfalls. They are quick and fun to make, super useable and easy to love!

Page and her friend Alexa recently whipped up a set of Lap Duvets as a hostess gift for some close friends, and we all fell in love with the serene palette that she picked out. The mix of big Pocho Dot with pretty yarn dyed Veronica Voile and sweet Indigo Dot seems like it would be appreciated by anyone. They are all backed with cool, soft muslin, giving this stack a timeless and perfectly classic feel.

Lap Duvets are really quick to sew without sacrificing thoughtfulness or beauty.  And theyre a great way to celebrate a favorite fabric and a favorite friend!
Here's a list of the materials we used for these special Hostess Lap Duvets. If youd like to make your own you can find the full pattern here!
Materials to make one 42 X 58-inch blanket:

Reader Comments (10)

FYI, I believe this new blog post has a yardage error. You cannot get a 42 x 58 inch blanket out of two, 1-yard pieces of fabric that are only either 36 x 45 or 36 x 55 inches. The yardages posted on this blog page appear to be incorrect. When you go to the pattern from the previous post of these lap blankets, the yardages required are 1 3/4 yards each of the two fabrics.
October 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterroxane
Hi Roxane-

Thank you so much for catching this! It's been corrected.

Thanks again!

October 24, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
This is an amazing piece of sewing which I love to adapt to a variety of uses. You can also make smaller ones that fit wooden chairs for more comfort to sit, or stitch together three sides inserting a button or zip or velcro to make a laptop or ipad cover, or line the walls and railings around a baby changing table or a cot to avoid bruises for the little ones when they start kicking and air boxing.
October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterViviane
hi, what exactly is a lap duvet & what is it used for?
thank you
October 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpam
Hi Pam-

It's basically a fluffy throw blanket, great for keeping on the couch or a favorite chair.


October 28, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Can you mix flannel and voile for this? Or just voile and cotton?
October 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Hi Anna-

You could certainly use flannel for this! You can basically use whatever fabric you like!

Thank you for your question!

October 28, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Thanks for showing how easy and versatile this pattern is! I am using this as my "bring a gift" for all our upcoming gift exchanges!
November 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkristi
How would you wash this ?
March 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Barnes
Hi Kelly-

You can wash and dry this in the machine on a regular cycle! Just make sure to prewash and dry the fabrics before sewing with them. (Do not prewash the batting.)
Thank you!

March 26, 2014 | Registered Commenterpurl bee

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