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gramma nancy 07-17-2014 06:05 AM

Double Bed
I just finished binding a quilt and, though I knew its dimensions, was a bit disappointed when I realized it was a wee bit small for the queen bed in the guest room. I don't have any double beds, in fact I hate them. My parents slept in a double bed for decades, but I don't know how they did it. When DH and I are visiting and encounter a double bed in someone's guest room, I always end up sleeping (or trying to) on the floor. I admit to turning down invitations to visit people who have only a double bed to offer (I never tell them the truth, just make up a polite excuse.)

Thinking about it made me curious as to what others think of double beds and whether you can actually sleep in them with another person.

omacookie 07-17-2014 06:08 AM

Heck ! Even a king sized bed gets small with a husband and a dog in bed with me. !

Ms Kay 07-17-2014 06:17 AM

My husband and I have been sleeping in a full size bed for 53 years. Our room can't take a bigger size bed.
I guess when you have no choice you make do. But I love it when we go away and can sleep on a queen or king size.

bearisgray 07-17-2014 06:24 AM

When we were younger, it was harder to stay mad for a long time when we slept in a double bed together! :p

Or - to put it another way - with a king sized bed, the distance between a couple can get longer and colder as time passes!

We can manage in a double - but I do prefer at least a queen -sized bed for sleeping now. But sometimes the couch is okay too if I'm having a really restless night.

I used to think it was AWFUL when (usually older) married people slept in separate beds.

JenniePenny 07-17-2014 06:28 AM

Originally Posted by Ms Kay (Post 6804973)
Our room can't take a bigger size bed.
I guess when you have no choice you make do. But I love it when we go away and can sleep on a queen or king size.

same with my house. Small rooms so we have a double.

tessagin 07-17-2014 06:39 AM

Broke my 5th metatarsal on June 20. Thank goodness for at least queen size. I have to have feet elevated because of trauma. Dh is over 6ft and 250# and I'm bigger than I want to be. Full/dbl just doesn't work.

NJ Quilter 07-17-2014 06:44 AM

We have a king-size and, as omacookie says, it can get small sometimes with DH and the dog! The only double bed I/we have issues with is the one at my father's house. The mattress is about 30-35 years old and toast. There is a sag in the middle that dips to about the center of the earth. You have to grip the edge of the mattress to keep from being swallowed by it or smothered by the other person in bed with you. I simply CAN NOT sleep in that bed and make excuses as to why we can't stay with him when we visit. We were just on vacation and sleeping in a queen which was more than tolerable. Doubles work but I'm very restless and just feel more comfortable with more room sometimes.

willferg 07-17-2014 07:16 AM

I think a double bed is perfect for one person ;)

KalamaQuilts 07-17-2014 07:20 AM

I thought we were the last couple on earth still sleeping in a double bed.
About 5 years ago we got a convertible bed frame thingie and upsized to a queen.

the point of my post :) and I do have one, is that for 40 years I've been making double quilts.
I solved the problem of them not being long enough to tuck by taking old sheets and ripping them across at about 15" and sewing them on the bottom of the quilts. Easy peasy.

Doggramma 07-17-2014 09:19 AM

We have a king. When we sleep at my daughter's house it's a queen, and it's too small! In Europe a lot of the hotels only have doubles. So when we went to Italy and France we got twin beds. I think a double bed was fine for us many years ago when I was smaller and my husband didn't need so many pillows for leaning on.

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