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Bedding Equipment

weather: rain
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It's taken this long to get to a state of non-temporary-ness with the bed. =P For once in my life, I'm starting anew with a new bed and everything, so it would be nice to have patterns that are all unified and everything matching.

I just want:

  • a bed skirt
  • two standard sized pillow cases
  • a fitted sheet
  • a comforter coverlet

I'm really not asking for a lot. This doesn't look too bad. Except, that is Too Hard™.

You wouldn't believe what a huge ordeal that was to find a plain bed skirt. To find a freaking store that even had a decent selection of them was insane. Then, the store we found them at had shelves and shelves of them that covered an entire wall. But it was hell to find one in the right size, in the right LENGTH, NO RUFFLES, NO CRAZY FOLDIE THINGS, JUST EFFING PLAIN... YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYGGGGGHHHHH.

So, fine. We find one. And we're likely not touching it again until we get a new bed another decade in the future.

Bedding Sets. The more reasonably priced ones will have the pillow cases, a fitted sheet and a flat sheet.

What the hell is a flat sheet even FOR? O_o It's not thick enough to be a blanket. And seems like too much of a pain to be for the mattress. We'd be endlessly tucking in corners. I don't get it.

I want a plain comforter and a fabric coverlet that has the pattern. I like being able to unzip it, take the comforter out and throw the coverlet in the laundry.

I can buy one of those expensive sets but those include a skirt and a comforter with the same pattern on top of pillow cases, fitted sheet, flat sheet. I'm still missing a coverlet and I'd have an extra flat sheet that I have no idea what to do with.

Fortunately, I have a Mother-in-Law That Rocks... and Sews, but she Rocks more than she Sews. =)

We got two of the cheap sets, one solid colour set and one patterned set that complements the solid colour nicely. She took the two flat sheets, cut them to the right size and sewed them together with a zipper along one side to make the coverlet.

Now we have two sets of stuff. If we're using the solid colour set, we flip the comforter over so it's solid side up. If we're using the patterned set, we make it patterned side up. Or we can even forget to and it will look fine.

*teehee* =D


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deslea
Jan. 18th, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
*nodnod* We use them that way as well. In Sydney, where conditions can vary from blanket-and-doona to sleep-nude-under-a-high-speed-fan through the night due to the whims of sea breezes, there's a practical side: if you went to bed cold and wake up sweating out half your body weight, you probably only need to wash the sheet, not the blanket/doona.
bride
Jan. 18th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
I need a Bedding Accessories Glossary and Instructions Manual =D
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science_vixen
Jan. 18th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
What? no molton between the MAtras and the fitted sheet?
fianna
Jan. 18th, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
It really is hard to find a plain bedskirt! We tried to find a very plain one in black and it was so difficult. We did finally find one thankfully!
bride
Jan. 18th, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
It's like trying to find "a white shirt" or "black shoes"... =O
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bride
Jan. 18th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
Duvet... is that what those are? I did a Google Image search and all the pics looked like comforters to me, so I didn't think that was right. Anyway, we don't have a BB&B here =P

Bed skirts are the things that cover the box spring. I didn't have one growing up, but the Husband always has.
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karinakarina
Jan. 18th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
my sister gets her sheets for her queen-size bed at overstock.com. i think it comes with two pillowcases, a flat sheet and a fitted sheet.

what pisses me off is that twin sets only come with ONE pillowcase. and since i buy them on sale, i hardly ever find a matching pillowcase. =(

my bed skirt isn't too ruffly. it doea have scalloped edges and has embroidered holes - i think that's called eyelet.
bride
Jan. 18th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
I kept wondering why they don't just sell everything separately =P
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(Anonymous)
Jan. 18th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
I'm really not asking for a lot. This doesn't look too bad. Except, that is Too Hard™.

Are you missing a subject in that last line?
bride
Jan. 18th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
I don't believe so...
preposition
Except,
subject
that
verb
is
adjectival complement
Too Hard™.
I have a comma between "except" and "that". "Except" gets tokenized as a preposition, as opposed to "except that" getting tokenized as a conjunctive phrase. Had I _not_ had the comma there, it would be missing a subject in the parse tree.

I haven't done English grammar parsing in a long time so I don't know if I have all the terminology right... any feedback would be appreciated. =)
kat_box
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
What the hell is a flat sheet even FOR? O_o It's not thick enough to be a blanket. And seems like too much of a pain to be for the mattress. We'd be endlessly tucking in corners. I don't get it.

Ya, you and my BF. :D He doesn't use a fitted sheet either. Has never understood why I do. But I think washing blankets or my duvet is a pain in the butt and takes up too much washer space. My bitch with bedding is trying to find a fitted sheet that *STAYS IN PLACE*! TWO days and I practically have to re-make the bed. :S
kat_box
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
Oh, AND.....
I also use a fitted sheet because that's the way I was brought up. Add to that the fact that my mom's a nurse, which means I can fold a mean hospital corner. ;)
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bride
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
He doesn't use a fitted sheet either.

Okay. That's really disgusting. >KP

We used to have a problem with the fitted sheet staying put as well. But that's because it was just not quite the right size for the mattress. It was just a tad too small for the mattress and we had to get suspenders for it (which I STILL CAN'T find ANYWHERE but luckily the Mother-in-Law had some new ones stashed away).

But now that we have fitted sheets that are big enough, they don't move at all even without the suspenders.
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