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Old 08-10-2019, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default What do you do with flat sheets?

I'm about to replace a lot of fitted sheets in this house which means we'll have a lot of flat sheets that come in the sets. We use them once in a while as the lightest blanket or to line a couch when a kid is sick bit hardly ever. Do you have a use for them. Should I throw them away or donate them?
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

The last few times I bought sheets I could buy them not in sets. I know that at Target and Ikea they have ways you can buy just fited sheets and pillow cases.

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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

We keep a couple for forts and guests and the rest go to donations to animal shelters.
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We’ve been able to buy sheets separately. But on the occasion we get a set usually we use the flat as a table cloth. I’ve turned a few into hammocks for the kids too. Or local animal rescue is always taking donations of old sheets blankets and towels as well. Oh I’ve also turned a few into curtains before.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

I use them to cover the rug when the kids have food or messy things in the living room.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

I usually get the Threshold fitted sheets separately at Target, unless I find sets on clearance. We usually save them for kidsí sewing projects. I have heard of quilting guilds using them for the backing for charity quilts.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:47 AM   #7
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

You don't use flat sheets on your bed? Just your comforter? My daughter does that, drives me nuts.

Don't throw them away! We use ours for forts, drop cloth when painting, cover on van seats for pets, picnic outside.

If you don't do those things then donate.

I once took 2 sheets from the very top of our neighbor's trash when they moved. I've used those 2 sheets for so many things!
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I love my flat sheets. I have threadbare ones for hot weather and I often use 2 or 3 different weighted sheets in different combinations so I have just the right weight for the temperate.

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I think people who like flat sheets don't sleep like I do. Where my feet feel trapped and suffocated in my toes can't peek out, and then when I move the flat sheets wrapes its self around me like an unfreandly octopus trying to eat me.

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Old 08-12-2019, 10:26 PM   #10
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I don't actually tuck them in. : think But yeah, I am pretty still.

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Knitlove- without a flat sheet your feet are not protected from the monster under the bed. You know- the one that grabs any exposed feet or toes!! . Even on the hottest days, my feet must be under the sheet.
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

I used to be super anti top sheet and never bought sets for that reason but a few years ago as an anniversary gift to each other we got nice bedding. I got a down duvet and cover (will never go back) and nicer sheets and so I started using the top sheet. It feels sooo nice.
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I used to be super anti top sheet and never bought sets for that reason but a few years ago as an anniversary gift to each other we got nice bedding. I got a down duvet and cover (will never go back) and nicer sheets and so I started using the top sheet. It feels sooo nice.
Much easier to wash the sheets than the duvet cover.
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Much easier to wash the sheets than the duvet cover.
Yes. We use the top sheet even when we also use the duvet with the cover.
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We use flat sheets always! I recently heard that people didn't use them and I was like

We use leftover sheets as drop sheets for messy activities, for putting on our pets beds, sewing etc
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