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    bed skirts

    what fabric do you use when making the skirt for under the bed. was thinking of just getting a used one a ripping the sides off.what do you think.
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    That would work, or a used, worn out sheet, but to the size of the mattress/box spring.

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    If you go on Pinterest, there are a couple of places that are showing how to do a bed skirt with Velcro. Or, upholstering the box spring.

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    I used an old white fitted sheet and marked around the top with marker for placement, then sewed ruffle on the marks. Stays in place when making the bed, easy to wash and replace without alot of fussing to get it right.

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    linda8450 that is a wonderful idea!!!! Thank you!!!!

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    I was just looking in a catalog and instead of the fabric, it had elastic running around the top edge so it just wraps around the mattress. Seemed like a great idea.

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    I gave up on the traditional bedskirt that has the fabric running across the span of the box spring. I now make a wide "waist band" of matching fabric on the top wide enough to tuck under the the mattress , I use velcro to attach/secure . Much easier than wrestling the mattress when its time to wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I gave up on the traditional bedskirt that has the fabric running across the span of the box spring. I now make a wide "waist band" of matching fabric on the top wide enough to tuck under the the mattress , I use velcro to attach/secure . Much easier than wrestling the mattress when its time to wash.
    This is what my DIL asked me to do - they have a water bed - and she didn't want to wrestle with it.

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    I also use a fitted sheet to make my bed skirts. It is the best way I have fount to make a bed skirt. They stay in place which is one of my biggest complaints about bed skirts.

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    My mother had one of those on her bed with the elastic running around the top of the edge. It kept slipping under the top mattress every time she went to change her sheets. As she's 86 now, the top mattress is too heavy for her to lift to retrieve the skirt. I'm making her a new one from an old one I had for the spare bedroom. I'm using an old bottom sheet, marked for velcros. I separated each side (3) so all she has to do it remove the side that needs washed. Plus having it in 3 pieces keeps them from twisting so much in the washer. Just my take on it.

    Suz in Iowa

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    My purchased bedskirts have never stayed in place, always scooting too far under, or not under enough. I use a glue gun to glue them to the mattress. Use a hair dryer to warm the glue a little if you need to remove the bed skirt. A wonderful simple solution.

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    You can also use a flat sheet cut to the size of box spring. Sew on ruffled bed skirt and put sheet flat between boxspring and mattress. It stays in place great!

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    I just made one and used an old mattress pad, just cut off the sides, measured from top of box spring to floor and allowed for seam allowances. That way, it lays under the mattress and stays in place.
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    I use old sheets..cut them to fit the top of the box springs...works great!
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    get a fitted sheet mark it where to sew the skirt on then it will stay on the box springs better

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    I was thinking of the elastic idea - but maybe put a place for joining with velcro - like maybe make it in two half pieces joined together with velcro to maybe make it easier to put on and take off for laundering.

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    Such great ideas, Ladies. Thanks so much!

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    You can make them in three separate sections, which can overlap so that they adjust to different sizes of beds. They have a flat piece of fabric sewn along the top (a strip about 4-5 inches wide. That gets attached to the box spring with cork screw upholstery pins. A package of 30 was plenty for a queen size bed. Once it's in that way it stays exactly where you put it until you take the pins out. I didn't make the bed skirt that I did this for, but adapted a king size to fit a queen, and it worked great. That's the only way I'll attach a bed skirt from now on. Even the ones with a full platform tend to inch over from one side to the other and would benefit from having a few of those pins holding them down.
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    I just had one custom made to match my drapery and the lady suggested a sheet or muslin.

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