My late mother-in-laws tip

Old 07-04-2019, 04:24 AM
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I've just finished reading yesterdays post concerning square quilts vs rectangle quilts. Dunster said she preferred square quilts because you don't have to figure out which way they go on a bed. My late mother-in-law gave me a tip years ago about putting a small safety pin on the bottom edge (underneath side) of the quilt or bedspread. When you are remaking a bed, find this safety pin and it will always tell you that this is the bottom edge. I've even used this same tip for fitted sheets. Never a problem in making the beds, and you don't have to remove the safety pins before doing laundry. Haven't had one come out yet.
Thought this tip might come in handy for someone.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:38 AM
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I love this idea. You mother-in-law was a very smart lady. I have a sampler quilt that I always have to count the number of rows to tell which is the top and bottom. I am going to go put a safety pin on it now while I am thinking of it.
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:33 AM
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That's a lot of extra brain work to figure out side to side top or bottom for a quilt. If I can't tell then it makes no difference to me. I remember my grandmother used to mark the fitted sheets with a diaper pin in one corner. She liked the big pin, much faster to find. LOL
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It is these little simple things that can make a difference in making a task a bit easier. Thanks so much. I know what I will be doing from now on.
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Practical solutions are the best. Thanks for the tip.
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Where's the LIKE button on here!!!
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:13 AM
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i wish i'd done that with my fitted sheet! took me six tries to get it to fit!!!!!!
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Great tip! I have such a problem with my fitted sheets in figuring out the top & sides. I have never put one on yet that I did right the first time. And with these new, thick, heavy mattresses these days the less I have to fiddle with the sheets the better. I'm off to put pins on my sheets!
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good tip... thanks
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For non-directional quilts, does it make a difference? For directional quilts, it's obvious which end goes at the head of the bed. Or am I missing something? I would think that putting non-directional quilts on the same way every time (using the pin method) would cause uneven wear, with the top end always being tugged on during the night.

For fitted sheets, I think I'm going to either stitch "top" or "side" or use a Sharpie. I tell myself I will do that every time I toss it on wrong and get frustrated.
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