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Old 04-16-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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Default Making a bed with printed sheets

I would like some feedback on how to make up a bed using shets that have printed design. I have been making up my bed (as do others in my family) putting the printed sides together so that when you fold back the top sheet over the blanket when you are in bed you are looking at the pretty side. I have not met anyone else who makes a bed this way. They all put bottom sheet on with printed side up of course, then put the top sheet on face up too. That means when you get into the bed and fold the sheet back over the blanket you are looking at the ugly side. My daugher in law who stayed in soriety house said all the girls did their beds that way. My son says that the magazines show the beds make with right sides together so the picture looks nice. Am I coo-coo? I beleive Ann Landers and other "authorities" on matters of all kinds say I am making the bed correctly. Just curious.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA... where the nest is now empty!
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I have been making up my bed (as do others in my family) putting the printed sides together so that when you fold back the top sheet over the blanket when you are in bed you are looking at the pretty side.
That's how our family does it also.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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... I have been making up my bed (as do others in my family) putting the printed sides together so that when you fold back the top sheet over the blanket when you are in bed you are looking at the pretty side. I have not met anyone else who makes a bed this way...
I do this too but only started about 10 years ago.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I have 3 sisters who make beds the way you do. I don't. I put the printed side up on both the fitted and top sheet. I guess my mom taught us differently or my sisters liked the other look better.

With the sheets I use on my bed right now, it's hard to see a difference.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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I would like some feedback on how to make up a bed using shets that have printed design. I have been making up my bed (as do others in my family) putting the printed sides together so that when you fold back the top sheet over the blanket when you are in bed you are looking at the pretty side. I have not met anyone else who makes a bed this way. They all put bottom sheet on with printed side up of course, then put the top sheet on face up too. That means when you get into the bed and fold the sheet back over the blanket you are looking at the ugly side. My daugher in law who stayed in soriety house said all the girls did their beds that way. My son says that the magazines show the beds make with right sides together so the picture looks nice. Am I coo-coo? I beleive Ann Landers and other "authorities" on matters of all kinds say I am making the bed correctly. Just curious.
This is the way we always did it in our family when I was growing up. I've continued doing it this way in my adult life too
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Of course printed side up! did anyone questioned that?

When you fold back the top sheet over the blanket, you fold back almost to the half of the bed, and then fold back. That way you see the pretty printed side up.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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Flatten out the sheets and pillows and throw a comforter over the whole thing. DONE. No one can see the sheets so who cares? All that tucking and flipping and folding is such an ittirating process. A comforter will "make" the bed in about 5 seconds after you get up.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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When I first read he post, my initial reaction was who cares. Then I asked my wife. She says printed side up on both sheet so when/if the top sheet is folded over the blanket/whatever the unprinted side will be up.

I disagree with her.

Off to check our sheets.

Now the real sheet question. Who sleeps on the wet spot........LOL
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Rabbit track side down...
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Printed side down for the top sheet so the print shows when the sheet is folded down over the covers.
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