My late mother-in-laws tip

Old 07-04-2019, 07:43 AM
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Love the tip! I buy fitted sheets with damask stripes so I can tell how they should go on the bed. LOL!
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:47 AM
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Ditto Rhonda K's post!
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:30 AM
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Elderly friend put safety pin in waistband as it helped her distinguish her black ones from her navy ones. She was boarding a plane & kept setting off the metal detector until it dawned on her it was the pin. She loved telling that story.
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Old 07-04-2019, 10:15 AM
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Thank you! I'm going to stick a safety pin on the fitted sheet that's on my bed right now! I can't begin to tell you the trouble I have with full-size sheets. To my old eyes, they look the same size on all directions!
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Old 07-04-2019, 10:37 AM
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On fitted sheets, I note which corner the label is sewn into and which corner it fits onto. From then on, that is where I start when making up the bed.

For quilts, I have gotten in the habit of always putting the label in the bottom left corner of the backing. This then is the corner that I put on my side of the foot of the bed.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:21 PM
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Great tip, I have one quilt I use its not quite square so this maybe a way to mark the slightly longer way when matching up with my electric blanket.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:09 PM
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My bed is square so the sheets are square. So any way the fitted sheet goes on fits, thank goodness. Little things like that add up, either to be a dreaded chore or one that no one minds doing.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:57 AM
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Great idea! I also remember reading a tip where the quilter used a striped backing or put a strip of piecing (or another fabric) down the length of the backing. She easily knew which way the quilt went on the bed because of the vertical stripe/s on the backing.
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:49 AM
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I sew a scrap piece of fabric on to the sheets rather than a safety pin. It seems safer to me just in case it comes undone.
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:00 AM
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We finally realized and did something like this with our fitted sheets. Good tip, we need more from our ancestors. They knew how to get things done.
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