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Old 26-03-2014, 05:06   #1
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Bedding question

In a boat 35' - 37' how do you find sheets to fit the odd shapes of the sleeping areas.

How do you make the bed since you have to be on it to tuck in the corners.



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You make them yourself... Or find somebody that is handier than you with a sewing machine... OR... you buy oversize sheets and tuck in all the extreee....

How do you make the bed since you have to be on it to tuck in the corners.

Call your mom???
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Re: Bedding question

A few options.

- Buy really oversized sheets and tuck in the corners way under the mattress.. I have had good success with this and did not have a problem with the sheets coming up.

- Buy oversized non fitted sheets and sew one to fit the bottom. Have done this and it isn't a tricky sewing job at all.

- Have custom sheets made. Several companies offer these but way cheaper to do it yourself.

Making up the bed, depends. 35-37' 98% of the boats you will be sleeping in a V-berth forward. Most people sleep with their head aft in a V-berth so easy to climb up, tuck in the foot of the bed in the bow then pull the sheets and cover flat from the head (aft) end.

If a double in an aft cabin depending on the boat I sleep head aft so pulling the sheets to the head of the bed might require climbing across the bed but most aft cabin doubles do have some side access so not a problem.

If none of the above I just make do.
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Re: Bedding question

A couple of things can be done. My wife purchased a tufted topper for the V Berth and it fits like a mattress cover. She then made fitted sheets for the V Berth as well. Another way is to purchse fitted sheets, can be pricey.....Also, depending the climate you sail in, a sleeping bag to match the night time temps. You can also sew two sheets together across bottom and 1/2 way up....Many options.........
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You make them yourself... Or find somebody that is handier than you with a sewing machine... OR... you buy oversize sheets and tuck in all the extreee....

How do you make the bed since you have to be on it to tuck in the corners.

Call your mom???


You beat me to it. Guess I need to learn how to type faster.

But call your mom? I would just call the upstairs maid.
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You beat me to it. Guess I need to learn how to type faster.

But call your mom? I would just call the upstairs maid.
Skip... How about the 36/18/32 dishwasher from another thread???
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Skip... How about the 36/18/32 dishwasher from another thread???
My wife nixed that idea.
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My wife nixed that idea.
Dang... I had the same reaction about the "nanny discussion" ...
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Never made a bunk bed? Same thing.
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Re: Bedding question

We just had a new mattress made at an upholstery shop. We went and purchased our own sheets that we desired. And then after the mattress was made they cut the sheets to fit. We also picked up a mattress topper and had them cut to fit that as well. We went with all king size across the board and they just cut everything to fit. Very nice job.

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Re: Bedding question

I made all the fitted sheets for Insatiable the first. It is easy to do, all you need is a sewing machine, sheets to alter, and pins. I laid out one set of sheets on a pier in New Caledonia.

Take a bench brush ashore to clean the place you're going to put the cushions, or use clean grass on which to place the cushions for the fitting with pins. After they're fitted, mark the darts at the corners (all four for the bottom sheet, bottom two for the top sheet, (or use elastic for the bottom of the top sheet).

I would suggest you use less expensive sheets for the first mockup if you have never sewn before. Then get some really nice ones, and incorporate what you learned from the first ones. That way, if someone leaves the forehatch un-dogged, you'll have some dry ones, ready to go.

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