Title:
EASY WASH
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
In accordance with the aspects of the present invention, an improved way for textile bedding products, particularly comforters and quilts, is by individual panels that are connected together by the “EASY WASH” application pocket for easier and less costly cleaning in standard size home washing machines and dried in standard size home clothes dryers. The “EASY WASH” application for textiles, generally comforters and quilts, also allows for the flipping over of specific panels to create and form one textile product with a different color, or color pattern.



Inventors:
Bos, Tamara Lee (Reno, NV, US)
Application Number:
11/275030
Publication Date:
01/01/2009
Filing Date:
06/26/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G9/02
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Primary Examiner:
GROSZ, ALEXANDER
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tamara Lee Bos (Reno, NV, US)
Claims:
1. Textile Products, generally comforters and quilts comprising: A layer of fabric A thickness of batting A layer of fabric

2. Generally three, sometimes five, fabric panels

3. An “EASY WASH” application pocket sewn lengthwise both sides of textile product, particularly middle fabric panel, when textile product includes three panels.

4. An “EASY WASH” application pocket sewn lengthwise both sides of two middle alternating panels, if five panels.

5. A strip of hook & eye Velcro sewn lengthwise inside “EASY WASH” application pocket one inch from outer hem.

6. Outer two fabric panels, generally comforters and quilts, are sewn one side lengthwise with soft Velcro strips back to back along fabric panel edge.

7. A Five-fabric panel textile product, generally comforters and quilts, has two fabric panels, both outside panels, sewn one side lengthwise with soft Velcro strips back to back with fabric in-between and along fabric panel edge.

8. A Five-fabric panel textile product, generally comforters and quilts, middle fabric panel is sewn on both sides lengthwise with soft Velcro strips back to back.

9. The textile product, generally comforters and quilts, has three panels, with King and California King Size sometimes formed with five panels, lays on a flat surface with the middle “EASY WASH” application pocket panel in the middle of the two panels having the soft Velcro strips sewn lengthwise.

10. Laying on a flat surface open the “EASY WASH” application pocket while inserting each of the particular panels with the soft strips of Velcro sewn back to back lengthwise along longer edge.

11. Outer panels with the specific soft Velcro strips sewn along long edge back to back are inserted into the “EASY WASH” application pocket. Press firmly down on “EASY WASH” application pocket, which now engages both the hook & eye Velcro, and the soft velcro forming one complete textile product, generally comforters and quilts.

12. Textile products, generally comforters and quilts, formed with five panels lay on a flat surface with two outer panels that have specific Velcro strips sewn back to back lengthwise on only one long edge of panel.

13. Two of the five particular panels having soft Velcro strips sewn back to back lengthwise along one outer edge form the outer two panels attaching to the two next inside panels specifically with “EASY WASH” application pocket inside next to each of the outer panels with the soft Velcro strips. Two inner panels have the “EASY WASH” application pocket on both long edges.

14. The last center panel of the five-panel textile product, generally comforters and quilts is the particular center panel specifically having both, the two sides, sewn with soft Velcro strips sewn back to back.

15. Once all panels are in place for engaging the hook & eye Velcro and soft Velcro strips, insert all soft Velcro back to back strips sewn lengthwise edges into the “EASY WASH” application pockets.

16. Press down on “EASY WASH” pocket opening forming one complete textile product, generally comforters and quilts.

17. To wash and dry all of the textile products, generally comforters and quilts, pull all panels apart and wash each panel individually.

18. Wash textile products, generally comforters and quilts, which have the “EASY WASH” application pockets in Standard Size Washer on Gentle Cycle, Cold Water. Pull the panels apart, washing each panel individually.

19. Dry textile products, generally comforters and quilts, panels individually with the “EASY WASH” application pocket on Gentle Cycle in Standard Size Clothes Dryer.

20. Textile products, generally comforters and quilts, once clean and dry, reinsert all panels into their respective “EASY WASH” pockets. Pressing firmly down on “EASY WASH” pocket will engage the pocket, and form one complete textile product, generally comforters and quilts.

Description:

RELATED APPLICATIONS

The “EASY WASH” Application for Textiles claims priority to the USPTO Non-Provisional patent application Ser. No. 11/275030, Filed Electronically Dec. 4, 2005, Confirmation # 1045, EFS ID 1000115, with all benefits there-of. The “EASY WASH” application for textiles is an improvement on textile products, generally comforters and quilts, by the ability, because of the “EASY WASH” application applied to specific areas of the textile products, allowing for cleaning in a standard size washing machine on gentle cold water cycle, and dryed in a standard size clothes dryer on gentle cycle. When textile products panels are formed into one textile product using the “EASY WASH” application, generally comforters and quilts, certain specific individual panels can be flipped over for a new color or color pattern look. The forming of the new look is when one panel with the “EASY WASH” application pocket is inserted with one fabric panel having soft Velcro sewn along the edge back to back lengthwise and pressed together.

FIELD OF INVENTION

The present invention relates to textile products, particularly comforters and quilts, having individual panels connected together by the “EASY WASH” application. The “EASY WASH” invention allows for pulling textiles apart, generally comforters and quilts, allowing for easier washing, cold-water gentle cycle, and drying, gentle dry level in a standard size household washers and dryers. Generally, three fabric panels form one particular comforter or quilt; larger size products can have five panels, or more. The textiles, generally, comforters and quilts middle panels, or five panels in larger sizes, have specifically and particularly along both long sides of the particular middle panels an “EASY WASH” application pocket. Textiles, generally comforters and quilts, having the soft Velcro strips slip easily into the textiles, generally comforter and quilt panel's “EASY WASH” pocket with the hook and eye Velcro strips sewn on the inside top and bottom of the pocket to specifically form one complete comforter and quilt.

Textiles, generally comforters and quilts, in King and California King Size can be formed with five individual panels. With the textiles, generally comforters and quilts, in larger sizes will have two alternating specific inside panels that have the specific “EASY WASH” pocket on each long side of the inside alternated panels. Forming one large comforter or quilt, the two inside alternating fabric panels along the long side of each particular panel have the “EASY WASH” application pocket to form one King and California King Size comforter and quilt. Only specific panels of the larger textiles, and only particular panels, of the five-panel textile product or more, generally comforters and quilts, will have soft Velcro strips sewn lengthwise on both sides of the specific panels.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Textile products, generally comforters and quilts are currently formed by sewing two large pieces of fabric together with batting in between the top and bottom pieces of fabric. Generally, these particular comforters and quilts have different thickness of batting sewn into the middle of the particular fabric sides and come in California King, King, Queen, and Queen/Full and Twin sizes. These comforters and quilts generally have been taken outside the home to a commercial cleaning or dry cleaning retail store for cleaning. The cost of cleaning comforters and quilts is a big disadvantage to the consumer. A second disadvantage of outside retail cleaning of comforters and quilts people physically carrying of comforters and quilts from home to vehicle to cleaning establishment and back again.

A third disadvantage effects families with children and elderly family members in the home. Currently, if a child or elderly family member accidentally soils the comforters and quilts, the bedding is stripped from the bed. The soiled bedding is taken outside the home to a professional cleaner. Bedding, specifically having the “EASY WASH” application sewn into comforters and quilts are generally sewn into three particular panels. The comforter and quilt middle panel specifically is sewn with the “EASY WASH” application pocket on the long edges of the middle panel. The comforter and quilt long edges has the “EASY WASH” pocket with two strips of hook and eye Velcro sewn on the inside hem lengthwise top and bottom of the specific long pockets. King and California King Sizes of comforters and quilts generally are produced with three panels; the specific center panel will have the “EASY WASH” pocket sewn on the long sides. King and California King Size comforters and quilts can be produced with five particular panels. King and California King Size comforters will have two specific alternating inside panels sewn on each long side the “EASY WASH” pocket with the two specific strips of hook and eye Velcro sewn lengthwise on inside. King and California King Size comforters, having five panels, feature EASY WASH pockets on each of two specific panels' long sides. Two of five panels have soft Velcro strips sewn back to back lengthwise on only one particular long side of two panels. Two panels of five panels have soft Velcro strips lengthwise on both sides back to back. King, and California King comforters and quilts with “EASY WASH” pocket five panels have specific center panel sewn lengthwise on both particular long edges with soft Velcro strips both sides back to back.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

In accordance with the aspects of the “EASY WASH” application for textiles, generally comforters and quilts, the “EASY WASH” invention includes one or more particular panels that have the “EASY WASH” application pocket on the long side of the particular panel (female). Exposing the inside of the “EASY WASH” pocket opening (female) shows hook and eye Velcro sewn lengthwise. The hook and eye Velcro strips are sewn on the inside top lengthwise and inside bottom lengthwise, that when closed specifically form one comforter and quilt.

Outer comforter and quilt panel's generally two specific panels have one edge lengthwise sewn with soft Velcro strips back to back. The soft Velcro on the long lengthwise outer edges of the specific panels (male) are than inserted into the specific comforter and quilt panels with the “EASY WASH” application pocket (female). Once comforter and quilt specific panels (male, female) are engaged, pressing down firmly where the soft Velcro has been inserted into the “EASY WASH” application pocket, the specific comforter and/or quilt has formed one complete comforter or quilt. The “EASY WASH” application has been configured so panels with soft Velcro (male) can be reversed/flipped over and reinserted into the “EASY WASH” application pocket panels for a new look of the fabric's patterns.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The foregoing aspects and many of the advantages of this invention will become more readily appreciated as the same become better understood by reference to the following detailed description, when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, and FIGURES, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a plan open view of “EASY WASH” application pocket completely opened up with hook & eye Velcro shown sewn along inside lengthwise of each textile product panel.

FIG. 2 is a partial view of “EASY WASH” application Pocket illustrating the hook & eye Velcro on one side of the inside of pocket.

FIG. 3 is partial view of hook & eye Velcro sewn on inside of pocket.

FIG. 4 is a plan view of textile product's, generally comforters and quilts, fabric panels with strips of soft Velcro sewn back to back along one lengthwise outer edge.

FIG. 5 is a side partial view of the textile product, generally comforters and quilts, illustrating the soft Velcro strips sewn back-to-back forming a complete soft Velcro attachment.

FIG. 6 is a close view on how soft Velcro is to be placed for sewing the two soft Velcro strips back to back lengthwise.

FIG. 7 is a side view of the “EASY WASH” application pocket with both Velcro's, hook & eye and soft Velcro, and how the two come together into forming one.

FIG. 8 is an open partial view of how to lay the soft Velcro portion of the “EASY WASH” application on to the hook & eye Velcro “EASY WASH” pocket before closing pocket to form one.

FIG. 9 is a partial plan view on form an “EASY WASH” application will have when both portions of the “EASY WASH” application pocket are firmly pressed together.