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feather throw pillows shedding, help!

Posted by dgmarie (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 27, 09 at 1:25

What can I wrap around my down pillow inserts that will keep them from poking feathers through the inserts and through my throw pillows? There must be something I can wrap them with to stop them from shedding. The 20" pillows have zippered access to the down inserts.


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well I did find this...

I did find these from BBandB but I'd need to cut them shorter to fit 20" throws. At $5.99 for two that's pretty cheap. Anything better out there? I need 8 total cases of them for the living room.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=14181598&RN=36&KSKU=109091


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RE: feather throw pillows shedding, help!

I would try wrapping them in some kind of dacron batting, buy a few yards and cut them to size.


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RE: feather throw pillows shedding, help!

I asked this same question a while back. Those feathers are sharp!!

Apparently there is a fabric known as down-proof that you could encase them in. The cases you linked to don't mention that, so they might not help you. If you find something quick and easy that works, please let us know.


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RE: feather throw pillows shedding, help!

I have down cushions in my leather sofa, it's several years old and when new those feathers poking through the leather drove me nuts (and sometimes hurt!). I finally put a thin layer of batting over the down and it slowed it quite a bit. A few years ago I got some silk throw pillows with down in them. (Silk is a zippered case.) I put multiple layers of thin synthetic batting around the down inserts. You'd think if the occasional stray feather still pokes through leather they'd poke through the batting + silk on the pillows, but it's not been a problem (maybe a stray one here and there). Perhaps because there isn't a lot of pressure and movement shoving the feathers around inside the pillows as there is on the sofa?


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RE: feather throw pillows shedding, help!

The cases I linked are down proof:

"Zippered Pillow Protector (Set of 2), 100% Cotton, 250 Thread Count

Keep your pillows clean and fresh with these zippered pillow protectors that encase your entire pillow. Feather and down proof, they will extend the life of your pillows for years to come. 100% cotton, 250 thread count. Machine wash. Imported. Set includes two pillow protectors"

I was just hoping to find ones I didn't need to alter.


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RE: feather throw pillows shedding, help!

I would just buy new pillow inserts and get rid of the down pillow inserts.


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RE: feather throw pillows shedding, help!

Down and feathers are not the same thing.
100% down pillows won't have "feather pokes"...but lots of down feather mixtures will have enough feathers to poke through.
Make cases of heavy count percale or micro fiber for the pillows....don't replace your nice feather/down throw pillows with cheap foam or dacron.
Linda C


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RE: feather throw pillows shedding, help!

Down and feathers are not the same thing.
If you want to get technical about it, down is a type of feather.


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