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Thread: Help with sagging elastic dust ruffle.

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    Post Help with sagging elastic dust ruffle.

    I have this white eyelet elastic dust ruffle on my queen size new mattress. But, ughhhh, it sags in between corners.
    … What to do (without too much work)?
    Thanks for ANY suggestions….
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    Is the elastic inside a casing? Or is it sewn directly to the dust ruffle?

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    I have the kind that has a thin sheet that goes between the mattress and the box springs. It stays in place the year round. How about using a large curved needle and some quilting thread to stitch around the mattress edge. If you used large stitches, they would be fairly easy to remove for washing.

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    If you don't have a sleep number bed you can use screw pins they work great

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    Sticky Velcro.

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    My thoughts also.
    Quote Originally Posted by institches33 View Post
    Sticky Velcro.

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    I put a bottom sheet on my box springs and mark the top outer edge with some sort of line I can see. Then I sew the ruffle to three sides of the bottom sheet. Keeps the dust ruffle in place.

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    Staple gun!

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    I was going to suggest screw pins as well. It's what I use because I buy a king size comforter, because I like the extra drape,which comes with a king size bed skirt so have to make it fit my queen size bed. I do it by putting some extra pleats in it and tacking them with screw pins.

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    I made my dust ruffle for the guest room. It is attached to the box springs with T-pins. They work great!! Push them right down from the top.
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    I would sew it to a fitted sheet. This is how all the dust ruffles are made for my beds. They cost more but worth it over the years. No pins, screws, velcro or any hassle washing and putting back on. They don't twist or move or overhang on one side. I bought neutral colors so I could change the bed linen colors. They are years old and still hang straight and look fine.
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    Screw pins are perfect for this. I can't remember where you get them, but some bed skirts come with them, so you could probably get them at a bedding store. Bed Bath and Beyond would surely have them.

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    When I had a dust ruffle on my bed (pre-male dachshunds), I used Velcro and it worked great. It was easy to get the dust ruffle off the bed without having the move the whole king sized mattress. It's what I'll do again if I ever have fewer male dachshunds and a dust ruffle.
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    I agree with Onebyone , sew it to a fitted sheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by kydeb View Post
    I made my dust ruffle for the guest room. It is attached to the box springs with T-pins. They work great!! Push them right down from the top.
    that' a great idea
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