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    Sheets for really fat mattresses

    Ok, ladies, we did a serious bed upgrade here. I've even bought some "deep pocket" sheets ( up to14" they say) and they are a pretty marginal fit. Now what? If we sleep like corpses and don't have sex maybe they'll stay on?

    I"m thinking since I am handy (I have 5 sewing machines) I'll just add on to what I have now. Is the only other option seriously expensive sheets?

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    Last edited by Irulan; 02-26-2009 at 08:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irulan View Post
    I"m thinking since I am handy (I have 5 sewing machines) I'll just add on to what I have now. Is the only other option seriously expensive sheets?
    Ok. Do you rotate use of those machines?
    Do what my mamma did, she took fabric sheets and sewed them together. So 1 bed was a patchwork. What the hell..life is short.

    I haven't properly thought about your question..and I am an ex-sewer. (yea, French seams, cuffs, etc. Fabric made buttonholes for coats, that tailored stuff.) My tabletop Kenmore with serging stitch features, etc. has been gathering dust since I took up cycling. So I'm impressed by you.

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    They make some suspender like things to keep your sheets on. But I think maybe just be creative and use one of those 5 machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie_Ama View Post
    They make some suspender like things to keep your sheets on. But I think maybe just be creative and use one of those 5 machines.
    They are called sheet garters and they don't work worth a crap, especially on flannels.

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    My mattress isn't very fat, so I don't have first hand experience on how these sheets work on a really big one, but the nice flannels that I got at Target have elastic all the way around the edge, rather than just at the corners and they don't have any true "pocket" at all no seams - more like a big flannel bag.... They stay put really nicely on our bed and are nice and soft too.
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    try sheets from the company store. www.TheCompanyStore.com

    my mattress is about 11 inches thick maybe 12 inches. And its a king size. 8)
    I've never been disappointed by their service, quality and price. I like their flannel sheets.

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    Last edited by smilingcat; 02-26-2009 at 08:11 PM.

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    How deep is your mattress? It's pretty easy to find sheets up to 22" just by googling.

    I agree those garters don't work. I've been happy with just hitting up Macy's on a sale. They usually have various depth pocket sheets. I love their Hotel Collection towels. It's been worth the splurge.
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