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only buy the cheapest flannelette sheets, and they can be
prone to pilling/fluffing. I put them - while still in their
plastic wrappers - into the freezer for at least 24 hours,
then wash as usual. They wear evenly and with no pilling,
and are lovely and warm. Works with kids' flannelette
pyjamas too. - Karen, Palmerston North
- If you have old woollen blankets which are not large enough
to tuck in at the sides of the bed, This is what I do. Get
hold of an old sheet or some other material. Cut two strips
about 30cm wide or larger and stitch on to the sides of the
blanket. This will make a blanket big enough to keep you
warm and give you the extra on the sides that you need. -
Patty L, Opotiki.
- Short of blankets, use sleeping bags opened out, under the
bed spread, not seen and you soon get used to the rustle of
the nylon. - BMD, Christchurch.
- My mother used to 'turn' worn sheets by cutting them down
the middle, hemming the newly cut and more worn edges, and
sewing the less worn edges together to make the middle of
the sheet. It works great as the part of the sheet that gets
tucked in doesn't get worn, and as the cuts were from top to
bottom of the bed I never felt un-comfy with the seam down
the middle of the bed. -
- Sew two single sheets together to
make one Queen of King size sheet for your King or Queen size bed.
Buy the sheets from second hand shops. – D.B.
- I go into charity shops or garage sales and buy queen size sheets and sew them together to make a new? duvet cover,or if I can get more than 1,I unpick the duvet cover and sew the hems
up, and wow, you've got very penny pinching sheets or duvets.
the domes on Duvet covers will no longer close. Just replace
them with small squares of Velcro. No need to remove the
faulty domes. - Jean Sparks
- When double or queen size sheets are a bit worn in the
middle, I cut them down & rehem the cut edges to make
cot-size sheets. - A recycler from way back, New Plymouth.
- Don't bother buying cot sheets - they look pretty, but your
child will outgrow the cot in a year or two. Instead, buy
and use single bed sheets, which (if you buy the right ones)
will last the child until it leaves home! Simply fold them
in half when using them in a cot. - TwinMum, Christchurch.