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Cathryn

Sheets

Yep, I'm definitely in the right place to ask this, downsizer and this bit of the forum.

I have just taken another torn sheet off the line. I seem to be forever buying them!

I have flat cotton sheets that have been used on beds in this house for at least 75 years which, it's true, are now looking a little worn out. I want to replace these and not the rubbish I seem to have bought in the last few years.

So where do I find heavy, smooth, white, cotton (fitted) sheets that my grandchildren will inherit? And will I need to keep mentioning the price of tractors when I buy them?
sally_in_wales

Might be cheaper to buy really good cotton yardage and make them up yourself. http://www.empressmills.co.uk/acatalog/Egyptian_Cotton_Fabric.html
DorsetScott

Re: Sheets

I have just taken another torn sheet off the line. I seem to be forever buying them!


Why do you buy torn sheets? Smile

I can't help though, sorry.
Cathryn

I wondered about that when I was looking for a super king sized quilt cover. I will compare the price once I find some good quality sheets. They only need to be double though. Super king sized quilt on a double bed is working out rather well. Smile
Cathryn

Re: Sheets

I have just taken another torn sheet off the line. I seem to be forever buying them!


Why do you buy torn sheets? Smile

I can't help though, sorry.

I am sure there are a multitude of reasons and most of them good ones. Smile
DorsetScott

Re: Sheets

I have just taken another torn sheet off the line. I seem to be forever buying them!


Why do you buy torn sheets? Smile

I can't help though, sorry.

I am sure there are a multitude of reasons and most of them good ones. Smile

Touche! Laughing
mochyn

Cathryn: if you still have torn sheets could I beg them from you, please? Perfect for making toiles for fitting medieval clothes... Chez

Can't you just turn them? mochyn

If the wear is in the middle then yes. If not it's patching, and once they start to go it becomes an endless task.

Ask me how I know Rolling Eyes
Jamanda

Re: Sheets

Yep, I'm definitely in the right place to ask this, downsizer and this bit of the forum.

I have just taken another torn sheet off the line. I seem to be forever buying them!

I have flat cotton sheets that have been used on beds in this house for at least 75 years which, it's true, are now looking a little worn out. I want to replace these and not the rubbish I seem to have bought in the last few years.

So where do I find heavy, smooth, white, cotton (fitted) sheets that my grandchildren will inherit? And will I need to keep mentioning the price of tractors when I buy them?

http://www.thewhitecompany.com/home/bedroom/bed-linen/
Cathryn

I wondered about these - https://www.linencupboard.co.uk/products/3692/american-pima-cotton-bed-linen_double-4ft-6in-x.html

Well I wondered about these first off -
https://www.linencupboard.co.uk/products/3324/egyptian-cotton-percale-1000tc-bed-linen_double-4ft-6in-x.html
Cathryn

Cathryn: if you still have torn sheets could I beg them from you, please? Perfect for making toiles for fitting medieval clothes...

I use them but let me know if you are needing some in a hurry when we meet next time.
Mistress Rose

That heavy cotton sheeting looks good.

Double sheets can at least be 'sides to middle' d, but having slept on a single sheet that had been done to, I can't recommend it.

Strangely, using a washing machine and sometimes a tumble drier (I know, hangs head), I find poly-cotton sheets actually last longer than ordinary cotton ones, but of course they are not the high quality ones you are talking about.
bibbster

You could try here:-
http://divinedreams.co.uk/product/classic/classic-fitted-sheets/
Closeish to you (in Chirk) and should be displayed on the beds there
( I worked there when it was Seventh Heaven,and everything was top quality)
Cathryn

Thank you! I am going that way just after Christmas as well.
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