Fitted sheets for caravan mattress

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Help save me from wife's rants when making the queen size bed in our van (don't tell me to make it myself!!) We are looking for a supplier of fitted sheets suited to caravan mattresses i.e. rounded corners on the feet end normal corners head end. Only fitted sheets we've found are for normal household mattresses.Please help restore tranquillity to my mornings!!!
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Reply By: Ross M - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:19

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:19
Buy KING size and tuck them under. If they dislodge there must be a reasonable amount of activity happening above.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:45

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:45
Actually this topic is a P.I.T.A for me. I have a rooftop Maggi, and the mattress size is somewhere between Single & Double - if I use a single fitted, the corners curl up, if I use double, the sheet comes loose from every direction....

Anyone know if there's a "one and one half" fitted ???
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 13:37

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 13:37
Use double fitted, stitch some short bits of velcro loop to either side near the edge and use lengths of velcro hook as a straps to go across under the mattress.
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Follow Up By: Villatranquilla - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:33

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:33
there are 'king size singles' available from better bedding shops.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 20:09

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 20:09
are the 'king size' wider or longer ? .... length is no problem - it's the width
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Follow Up By: Member - cherrywipe - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 20:33

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 20:33
Hi,
Just wider I believe,we have a couple of inflatable king singles.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 20:46

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 20:46
Thanks all, in all my 52 years on this planet, I never knew there was a 'king size single' - funny what you find out when you ask a stupid question.....
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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 17:00

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 17:00
and after all of my 67 years on this planet Scott I just found out that their are 3 sizes of single beds the old size of 2'6" the later one of 1 meter and then the king single and you guessed it I bought the wrong sheets and doona covers for my van cheers Bill.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 19:41

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 19:41
Bill, doesn't matter what size you bought, it was always going to be the other one...... Murphy was an optimist !
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:01

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:01
Here is a place that makes custom made sheets, never used them so can't make any recommendations

custom made sheets
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:26

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:26
Once upon a time people had sewing machines and could create and modify fabrics to suit their needs. Sadly, this skill seems to be passing away.

For the mattress in our Troopy we took a pair of flat sheets and sewed the lower one into a fitted sheet to suit the mattress size.
The upper sheet was sewed to become fitted at the foot only so that it remains firmly in place at all times.

Cultivate a friend with a sewing machine. Use a nice smile and have a box of chocolates ready.

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:33

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:33
Agree Allan, shouldn't take much ingenuity to make a fitted sheet with rounded corners. If it really matters ...

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:14

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:14
Thats what my wife did for my swags, our Tvan and Bushtracker, just bottom sew the top sheet to the fitted bottom sheet. Modify the fitted bottom sheet if required.
We have cotton ones for summer, and flannel ones for winter :0)
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:20

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:20
I can't understand why they don't make fitted sheets (foot only of course) for regular top sheets. Doesn't everybody have trouble with the top sheet pulling out? Marketing opportunity anyone?

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 21:38

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 21:38
G'day Allan.

Ah, "Once Upon a Time", is happening so often isn't it?

Many seem to rely on someone else's ingenuity instead of having a packet of it themselves.
That reminds me, I must go and buy some more, nearly run out.
I find it quite cost effective to have some stock of it.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 22:02

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 22:02
I would like to see anyone Google how to make one. My wife made ours. We have a sewing machine. Even I can make it do things. Well at least sew in a straight line. Sue reckons it really is quite simple.

Then I go and tear off one side. oops!!..

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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 23:43

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 23:43
I am not ashamed to say, that the sewing machine is a tool in the shed. I have fixed and made a number of manly things with it.

Alan
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:43

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:43
Hi raincloud.
Try this place. http://www.neeki.com.au/custom
I haven't used them but they will make sheets to order if you don't mind paying the price.
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 15:53

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 15:53
Caravan Queen size tends to be a bit smaller than standard, especially with the cut away corners. I couldn't be bothered making or altering sheets but just bought a decent quality (not skimpy) double fitted sheet for the bottom and a Queen size flat sheet for the top. Works perfectly - the bottom sheet is pulled nice and firm and stays in place and the top sheet has plenty of tuck in. Linen shops often sell sheets individually, especially at sale times. Lynne
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 19:38

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 19:38
As our caravan QS mattress is the same as the one at home, sheets are no problems, however here is another optionSuncraft Shades for custom made sheets to the link given above for custom made sheets.

Alternatively, purchase sheeting lengths from a fabric store, and if neither of you sew, offer the job to a housewife with a sewing machine in your street.

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Reply By: Mike SK - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 10:05

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 10:05
I hate having sheets tucked in at the feet. Need to have my feet stuck out to act like my body's radiator :)
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 22:36

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 22:36
I'm shocked! ;)
A housewife with a sewing machine?!
All my neighbours know it's the man of my house who has the sewing machine!!
He has a welder, a motorbike and a Janome!!

PS: Those who work in housekeeping in hotels swear by flat sheets. It's all we use at home now. I got sick of the elastic going saggy long before the sheets died...
It's just a "think outside the square" thought...

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 17:20

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 17:20
My motorbike is a Husqvarna.... is that the same Robyn?
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Reply By: Nicole H3 - Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 00:59

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 00:59
I was frustrated with the skinny foam and narrow single beds in our van because normal singles would move around to much and look untidy. Sheesh it must be a womanly frustration. We had some brilliant ones made up from Quicksales They have elastic all the way around and are snug fitting. I'm looking at getting some flannelette ones now too. Brrrr.
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 22:34

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 22:34
Bonz, (o witty one!!) it only counts if your motorbike does hems and zippers as good as hubby's Janome does!

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