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Cathryn



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 11:44 am    Post subject: Sheets  Reply with quote    

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
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 23 Oct 2011
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Location: Bournemouth
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Sheets Reply with quote    

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


Why do you buy torn sheets?

I can't help though, sorry.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

Cathryn



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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Sheets Reply with quote    

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


Why do you buy torn sheets?

I can't help though, sorry.


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

DorsetScott



Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 496
Location: Bournemouth
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Sheets Reply with quote    

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


Why do you buy torn sheets?

I can't help though, sorry.


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


Touche!

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24547
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Chez



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can't you just turn them?

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Sheets Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
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



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19829
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
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



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 17 Apr 2009
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Location: Just a bit inland from Aberaeron
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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Posts: 19829
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 13 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

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