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Suffolk Puff Coverlet

Added Nov 17, 2009

by knittingand

Nowra, Australia






Made for my brother and sister-in-law for their wedding in 2007.

1,600 × 4.5cm suffolk puffs made with the Clover Quick Yo-Yo maker.

I love making these so much that I’m making two more at the moment. Another one with 4.5cm puffs and one made from 900 × 6cm puffs. I made this one to a deadline. Won’t be doing that again!

The rosette with tatting was used to decorate the wrapped gift.

See my suffolk puff coverlet flickr set for more information

and my video on making the puffs with the Clover Quick Yo-Yo Maker

Material Notes

Cotton and cotton blend scraps



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    Nov 20, 2009, 11.18 AMby gray

    Wow- I didn’r realise that was small worked ‘puffs’- I thought they were pieces of fabric. It’s really amazing. Wow.

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    Nov 20, 2009, 11.18 AMby gray

    Wow- I didn’r realise that was small worked ‘puffs’- I thought they were pieces of fabric. It’s really amazing. Wow.

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    Nov 20, 2009, 06.10 AMby cornsey

    What a work of art! Congratulations and thank you for posting.

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    Nov 20, 2009, 02.36 AMby harmony758

    This is beautiful! Amazing work!

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    Nov 18, 2009, 07.34 PMby janul

    I still don´t understand… did you make all those small “puffs”? I like it, but don´t understand, the blog doesen´t say much about it…

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      Nov 20, 2009, 09.22 PMby knittingand

      Yep, I made each puff separately and then sewed them together. I’ll try and edit the project tonight to give more info, my baby is getting into my sewing stuff right now, lol.

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    Nov 18, 2009, 03.50 PMby galatina

    You should be really proud. What an achievement!

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    Nov 18, 2009, 01.23 PMby leeshv

    Beautiful. I wish someone would make me something like this:)

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    Nov 18, 2009, 11.29 AMby katensew

    Beautiful arrangement of colours. Did you add batting to the insides of each puff ? ( I’ve seen this done but more work is required then to ensure the batting stays in place ) I like Suffolk puffs as you can work on them anywhere and are a portable project.

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      Nov 19, 2009, 08.57 PMby knittingand

      No, I didn’t put any batting inside. I have seen it done though.

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    Nov 18, 2009, 08.48 AMby magickwithouttears-1


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    Nov 18, 2009, 06.04 AMby pink-cornelia

    wow, this is amazing i love how all the colors look.

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    Nov 18, 2009, 03.59 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    you made how many of those puffs? 1600? oh my word!!! and i sat through the entire video demo. there’s nothing “quick” about making those things!!! i think i’d go mad after making about 10 of them!! i especially love the pic of all the bags of collected puffs before construction of the coverlet. i hope everyone who gets one of these blankets as a gift realizes what an enormous labor of love it was that went into it. i’m still uncertain how you attached them all to the final coverlet piece. did you make the smaller color tiles and then piece those together like a quilt. i’ll check out your blog for more details for sure.

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      Nov 19, 2009, 08.58 PMby knittingand

      They’re just attached to each other. I did think about sewing them to a backing but I ran out of time before the wedding :)

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    Nov 18, 2009, 03.29 AMby tasallison

    oh wow!!! this is beautiful…what a fantastic heirloom!! gorgeous colour and texture and the size is beautiful.!!

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