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    Senior Member bejay28's Avatar
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    When did the stores STOP selling single sheets? All I wanted was a flat sheet, queen size, dark blue, and I coulld not find one! I could only find SETS....

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    I know I've had the same problem. I have yet to look online. Maybe we can find a source.

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    I think around the mid 90's I could no longer find them individually packaged. I liked it much better when you could just buy what you needed. :cry:

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    I just bought some at Target not too long ago.

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    Doesn't Walmart still have them? Our's did the last time I looked :D:D:D

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    I get mine at Bed Bath and Beyond. i don't use a top sheet.

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    I have seen them at Walmart. But there wasn't a big selection of them.

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    I was looking at our Walmart just the other day, and they only sell sets now. Thanks for the tip about Bed, Bath and Beyond. I'll check there next.

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    I just baught a flat sheet single at Walmart (3 weeks ago). They had basic colors.

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    I always get them at Walmart for backings. I have gotten many colors. I have also found fitted only on every size.

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    It is becoming a problem for me too. I like to make table cloths for my round table from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
    I was looking at our Walmart just the other day, and they only sell sets now. Thanks for the tip about Bed, Bath and Beyond. I'll check there next.
    You might want to check again. All Wal-Marts pretty much carry the same basic items. Look for the Main Stays brand. They still sell them individually(sp). They are packaged differently now. They come in a little cloth bag. The same fabric as the sheets are made of. Main Stay sheets are one of their biggest sellers because of the cost so I can't see them not having them.

    HTH

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    I bought some at Wal-Mart last month. About $4 for a twin single.

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    Ikea!

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    I by mine at Target. I buy a queen fitted and a king flat so my husband can not still all the covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Ikea!
    really? thanks for the info!

    someone told me sears still carries them. but i have not checked it out. i know our walmarts sitll does.

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    Yes, they are hard to find. We have Ollie's Outlet, where I find them. I try to get just a cheap queen fitted sheet for putting on my dogs bed, a queen camper mattress on the floor. The only trouble with getting the flat sheets is that they are usually of an inferior quality and shrink a lot. I guess for quilt backing that would work fine. For the dogs I don't care because they rip them up after a while anyway. I am always mending them.

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    I, too, have been looking for sinle sheets.... broke down and bought two sets from Haband to use for quilts. Figure the fitted and pillow cases would be a nice treat to match the back of the quilts I am making.

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    Somewhere in my travels I was told to NEVER use sheets for backing a quilt. Don't know why - just NEVER. Can anyone tell me anything about the subject? And you are right about the sheets being sold in sets - I still have a wonderful water bed & am down to 3 flat queen sized sheets, can't find them anywhere.

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    In Ontario Canada, buying single sheets is not a problem. I buy them for quilt backs all the time, both for my own use and for our guild's Community Projects. I buy them in quantities when on sale ($5 - $10) and can get them in cotton or flannel. My local Giant Tiger (small town department type store) often has seconds (even name brand ones made in the U.S.A., not just the made in Pakistan of China). I also buy them regualarly at Len's Mills stores, Sears and occassionally Walmart (quality is sometimes an issue with loose weaves and low thread counts). I try always to buy King or Queen size so that I have plenty of fabric. My 22 year old son who was with me on my latest sheet buying expedition commented "Mom, how many mis-matched sheets can one family use anyway?" Happy sheet hunting!

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    You can get them at Lands End. Their website is:
    http://www.landsend.com
    They may be more expensive, but I personally like how they feel.

    You can also get their sheets at some SEARS stores.

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    Our local Walmart has them...and Anna's Linens has them as well....check your area for discount linen stores like Anna's...I have found wonderful ones there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggi
    Somewhere in my travels I was told to NEVER use sheets for backing a quilt. Don't know why - just NEVER. Can anyone tell me anything about the subject? And you are right about the sheets being sold in sets - I still have a wonderful water bed & am down to 3 flat queen sized sheets, can't find them anywhere.
    I have heard this too. If I remember right, it is because the fabric is too finely woven to easily hand quilt. As far as machine quilting, I would use a larger size needle. I find when I mend my sheets for the dogs, the needle sometimes has trouble penetrating the fabric, have to use a sharp new needle. And I would certainly wash the sheet a couple times to soften it up before I used it for backing.

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    Penney's and Macy's still had them last month. They are a bit pricier than Walmart.

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    I resorted to searching EBay. ie. I need extra long singles . Locally they sell out for college dorm beds and are seldom reordered. Watch the thread counts and shipping costs for the bestbuys.

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