Mitering a Sheet
Center the flat sheet on the bed, and tuck the bottom of the sheet underneath the mattress. Grab the trailing edge of the sheet, about 2 feet from the corner of the sheet, to make a 45-degree angle away from the mattress corner and pull toward you.
Still holding on to the sheet, pull it up vertically to form a triangle (the sheet should fold at a 45-degree angle).
Lay the triangle of sheet onto the bed, then tuck the bottom part of the sheet under the mattress. Building in this tucked fabric is the secret to a well-mitered, taut-fitting sheet.
Drop the triangle of sheet down toward the floor, then tuck it under the mattress to form a mitered corner. Smooth the hanging sheet bottom underneath the mattress, all the way to head of the bed. Repeat on the other side of the bed.
Tip: Designate a color, pattern or style of sheet for each bed, and you’ll know at a glance which belongs to which.
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Text copyright © 2006, 2010 Cynthia Townley Ewer