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IKEA fitted sheets - they've lost the plot

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Ceolas Wed 29-Aug-07 14:56:31

and elasticated them all round. Bought a new one today and have just washed it. Nightmare to hang out. Can't imagine how I'm going to fold it hmm

Probably a good fit on the bed though...

ludaloo Wed 29-Aug-07 15:05:02

LOL I have one of these! They ARE a nightmare to fold too! I end up just rolling it all up and shoving it in the back of the airing cupboard!

moljam Wed 29-Aug-07 15:06:54

i thought fitted sheets were supposed to be screwed up instead of foldedhmmgrin

ludaloo Wed 29-Aug-07 15:08:35


blossomsmine Wed 29-Aug-07 21:53:34

Send Anthea an email.

hippipotami Fri 31-Aug-07 19:56:57

Ah, but they do stay on the bed much better, instead of creeping up at the sides grin

I never fold my fitted sheets - hang them out pegged by the corners (they hang much like a hammock, almost looks inviting) and then I losely fold/roll them and stuff them into the airing cupboard.

The beauty of fitted sheets is that they are stretched over the mattress, so any creases are effectively 'pulled' out. (well that is what I tell myself wink)

WendyWeber Fri 31-Aug-07 19:58:14

They are foldable...I will tell you how if you promise not to mock me

ChippyMinton Fri 31-Aug-07 20:23:16

is that the martha method WW? wink
Not sure i'd fancy trying it with all-round elastic.

WendyWeber Fri 31-Aug-07 20:25:45

No, it's the Wendy method afaik grin

I have sheets elasticated all round and it works with them.

How does the martha method go?

Kathyis6incheshigh Fri 31-Aug-07 20:28:37

Wendy, I would like to know smile
I will not mock.

WendyWeber Fri 31-Aug-07 20:36:01

OK, Kathy - I will try to explain (it would be easier to draw a picture!)

Lay the sheet on a flat surface (eg a made bed) with elastic facing up all round.

Fold it in half, bottom to top.

Turn what were the bottom corners inside out, tuck them inside the top corners, and level the sides by folding inwards.

This should leave you with a long flat oblong which you can fold into a neat parcel.

Does that make sense?

Kathyis6incheshigh Fri 31-Aug-07 20:38:05

Oh I see, that turning inside out and tucking is clever!

tissy Fri 31-Aug-07 20:43:22

don't know if my method is the martha method, but...

stand at top of stairwell with sheet over the bannisters, dangling down, your hands should be tucked inside the top two corners, with the elastic facing you

put right corner over left corner onto left hand

now get right bottom corner and put on left hand

then left bottom corner

hold onto elastic bits all together, and give it a good shake, so that the free edges are lined up

now it's easy to fold neatly


hold on, I'll try and find some picks

MrsBadger Fri 31-Aug-07 20:46:25

et voila - the Martha Method

tissy Fri 31-Aug-07 20:48:29

well done, mrs b, you got there first grin

MrsBadger Fri 31-Aug-07 20:52:18

she is in my Favourites grin

WendyWeber Fri 31-Aug-07 20:53:10

Harumph - date on that is 1997 - I've been doing it my way much longer than that! Shall I sue her? grin

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