Candy J
Candy J
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Asked on Aug 7, 2013

Question on bed sheets

AnswerguyCandy JNorma Boyd
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How does one tell which end of the shet to make up the bed with. Does the sheet grain go horizontal or vertical. I just can't figure out how to to tell which part of a fitted sheet is the longest. Anyone have this problem? How can I solve it?
16 answers
  • Elizabeth Bowen-droneburg
    on Aug 7, 2013

    Sheets are rectangular although with king size ones it can be hard to tell. Usually, the grain goes up and down, from the foot to the head.

  • Shari
    on Aug 7, 2013

    I don't know if this is standard with all sheets but generally I find there is a manufacturer's tag sewn into one inside corner of the fitted bottom sheet. I have a king sized bed and, more often than not, it seems that when that tag is placed on the upper left corner of the mattress or the bottom right corner (when standing at the foot of the bed), the sheet fits correctly. When I'm putting clean sheets on the bed, I just rotate the sheet until I find the tag and make the tag/upper left corner my starting point.

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Aug 7, 2013

    I truly never thought about this before. I just rotate the fitted sheet until it fits.

  • Marlena
    on Aug 7, 2013

    @Sia@South 47th LMAO! That's what I do.. I get irritated and keep rotating until it makes sense! You could make the correct corner with a colored sharpie.

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Aug 7, 2013

    @Marlena What a GREAT idea, using the sharpie!! Or even maybe sewing a little loop or doodad or small button into the head part, that's inconspicuous.!!

  • Marlena
    on Aug 7, 2013

    Thank you Sia!

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Aug 7, 2013

    You are most welcome @Marlena ! xox

  • Candy J
    on Aug 7, 2013

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Candy J
    on Aug 7, 2013

    I just dont feel like rotating and rotating each time I am changing the beds. Got to be an easy answer. I wonder if any manufacturers would chime in?

  • Diane Rich
    on Aug 7, 2013

    Like Shari, I use the tag to always go on a top corner or bottom corner. This issue used to drive me nuts!

  • Candy J
    on Aug 7, 2013

    Thanks, I will give that a try.

  • Linda Stone
    on Aug 7, 2013

    I "measure" by holding end up right in front of my nose, extending arm straight out to the side. Measure how many of these I have, rotate once, measure again. Simple and you don't have to try to put the sheet on and pull off over and over again. Very irritating, especially if bed is up against a wall!

    • Z
      on Aug 8, 2013

      @Linda, before I figured out the tag thing I used to angle fold mine like you did with paper in art class when you needed to make a square. This easily tells you which side is the longest though I have to admit it's harder when the sheets have elastic all the way around. So glad I figured the Tag thing out. Makes it a snap!

  • Candy J
    on Aug 8, 2013

    Yeah my sheets have elastic all the way around but I will try to tag thing.

  • Norma Boyd
    on Aug 9, 2013

    I rotate my bottom sheet to even the wear so the sheet will last longer. If you continually use the same way you put it on the bed every time then you will have certain spots that will wear more and the sheets last less as long.

  • Candy J
    on Aug 11, 2013

    Tag thing didnt work. I think they must just be made wrong.

  • Answerguy
    on Aug 31, 2013

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