Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Simple Sheets

I find the best economy in bed linens is to choose white cotton percale with a reasonably high thread count. If a flat sheet one size larger than the bed to be furnished is used, wear will be distributed over a generous area, especially if one ignores the orientation of hem and selvedge. It's worth the trouble to fit a flat sheet by quickly tying a simple knot into one or more corners. Anything is less hassle than trying to fold and store a fitted one.

Worn sheets can become pillow cases or backs for small tufted quilts. I line dry everything to save energy and extend the life of fabrics. It's good economy to finger press wrinkles out of the edges of a piece of flat work. Doing so will ensure that it ages gracefully -30-

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