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Thread: Where to buy sheets

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    For those who use sheets for backing - where do you buy reasonably priced sheets? (I've checked the local thrift stores, but everything is very worn!)

    10 years ago I made a quilt for my daughter, and used a sheet for the backing. Don't remember where I got it, but it was obviously not a good quality sheet. I suspected that when I used it, and should have found something different. Live and learn. It's still in one piece, and still used, but has pilled badly.

    The sheets I found at WalMart (Mainstay is the brand, I believe), are not 100% cotton. I guess this is not a problem? These are also solid colors, and I prefer a print for my backing. But these are the only sheets I can find that are not a set. Are you buying sheet sets? If so, what are you using the bottom sheet and pillow cases for?

    I bought a sheet set on clearance in a department store and used it to make curtains and other items for my grandson's nursery. It was beautiful fabric. But I knew I could used the pillowcases and bottom sheet for some of the items I made. I even pulled the elastic off the bottom sheet, and love it for sewing garments for the grandkids - it's so soft. Maybe I should just buy sheet sets, and use the extra fabric to build my stash?

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    I have had good luck with the Walmart Main stay sheets they wear well and seen to outlast the top on my grandkids quilts They are comfy after washing in my opinion only!

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    Too bad you missed the January White Sales......

    I get them at garage sales and estate sales--have friends who shop for me!

    I have used blends too--do not care about quilt police--mine are to USE!

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    I go to TJ max, ross, and Marshals. They have pretty print sheets and good quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Too bad you missed the January White Sales......

    I get them at garage sales and estate sales--have friends who shop for me!

    I have used blends too--do not care about quilt police--mine are to USE!
    Next January will be here before we know it! :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnejean
    I go to TJ max, ross, and Marshals. They have pretty print sheets and good quality.
    Are you buying sheet sets, or can you find just the flat sheets. I keep thinking that I will waste fabric (and money) on a sheet set.

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    I check the clearence racks in any store I know sells sheets!

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    IKEA sells great, cotton sheets;>

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    And I was just at Ikea last week. I'll check the next time I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    IKEA sells great, cotton sheets;>
    I agree , I like their sheets alot , and they are not all sold in sets, so its easy to get a top flat sheet.

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    I got our sheets at Target but we really had to search for the singles.

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    I get my cotton sheets and cotton blankets from my sister in law who works at a hotel. The hotels have to change sheets every few months and they are all in good shape. I found out that the hotels send the sheets to the Good Will as they are in good shape and usable.

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    In Canada, I can find single sheets, cotton or flannel for less than $10 for a King sized sheet. I can get them at Giant Tiger (a small town department store) Sears, Winner's (name brand, discount, clear outs) Wal-mart (have to be careful that they aren't loose weave)and Len's Mills (discount, clear-outs). I can't get what I want every time but will stock up when I find what I want.Recently the whole bin at Giant Tiger was on for $5 any size. I bought twenty. I like darker colours or patterned sheets and never buy white as it just doesn't suit the quilts I make. I also buy for my guild and we get a lot of requests for guy quilts which seem to need blue, black, green or maroon backs.

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    I bought a flannel sheet set at the Salvation Army for $2.00 earlier this week. I was going to use it for a quilt back, but when it was washed, I decided to just keep if for our bed! LOL!! It is a nice sheet set and very good quality.

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    Are you buying sheet sets, or can you find just the flat sheets. I keep thinking that I will waste fabric (and money) on a sheet set.[/quote]
    I buy just flats, usually, but if a set at a garage sale, just cut the elastic off and square it up to use as a back on a smaller quilt, or add a border.

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    I use Mainstay from Walmart. Have had no problems. ;-)

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    Alco is having a white sale!!!!!! Flat twins $4.97..do not know if a blend--going today!

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