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Old 03-15-2011, 10:36 PM   #21
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I couldn't convert them to fitted sheets for my queen bed. The flat sheets are just a bit too small to tuck in on both sides with newer thicker mattresses.

But I just took up a hobby of doing studio photography in my living room and I'm going to use the flat sheets to block the light out of my windows. My ten year old stack of flat sheets finally gets some use!

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:35 PM   #22
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One of the problems with using flat sheets for bottom is that so many mattresses today are very deep, there just isn't enough fabric to tuck them under the mattress.

The other issue I am having with flat sheets is quality, they aren't cut true to grain. I hate to buy sheets in sets because you can't identify that problem until they have been through the wash a couple of times.

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Old 03-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #24
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I cut them up and use them in my shop for cleaning up my tools. That wears them out pretty quickly to the point of getting tossed. I do this with worn out or torn towels as well, cutting out the torn part and using them as oil absorbers. They're good for about 4-5 cycles through the washing machine after that. My wife makes all sorts of things with old fabric from clothes, sheets, towels, etc. A worn out pillow case becomes strips of cloth to tie up the bean and tomato plants to stakes in her garden, for example.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:46 PM   #26
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free, if you'd ever made up a V-berth on a boat, you would surely appreciate the magic of sheet garters! I use them on our aft cabin berth and even use a set on the very slippery guest room mattress at the house that simply will not keep sheets on it!
Very handy little rascals!
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I keep a flat sheet for Christmas tree removal . You just lay the tree on the sheet wrap it up & remove . It lessens the amount of clean up you have to do .
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Once we cut one up for cleaning cloths and rags. However, they don't work very well for that application -- too smooth. They just don't absorb very well.

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