I used to always use flat and loved hospital corners, dh though twists and turns so much he was always untucking them in his sleep. Now I have fitted, I don't bother folding the sheets, but roll them up inside their matching pillowcases.
My DH tosses and turns so much it drives me mad when we stay at my mums (who has flat sheets) we wake up in a tangle of sheets. I have to remake it every morning. Thus fitted sheets the whole time for us.
I am not an ironer and also have brushed cotton sheets in the winter so that is not a consideration for me. I have a way of folding them that is neat. I could find a diagram for you if you like.
I realy don't get those of youwho say that flat sheets come untucked [cofused]
I buy J Lewis flat sheets for a king size bed.
The overhang ( we have a wooden bedstead with a mattress that pops in the frame) is at least 18 inches on each side and round the top & bottom- so there is masses to tuck in under the mattress - sides and corners. In fact it can be a bit of a tug to take the sheets off to wash!
If you are finding your flat sheets come untucked- are you buying the right size?
Fitted Sheets, we've got a 15 inch (oo-err!) deep king size and the best sheets we've found for fit are John Lewis (got the mattress protector from there too). I do not fold my sheets, they go in a vaccum pack bag & hide under the bed .
Schroeder, don't feel bad! Dh & I had a lovely argument the other day over bedcoverings; duvets (him) vs blankets (me)