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Old 10-16-2016, 05:55 PM   #15
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Thanks Kai, now I got it. For some reason that last explanation is the one that took! Appreciate you taking the time to reword it. Sometime (maybe at the first SAG?) I will see it in person!

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Old 10-16-2016, 06:04 PM   #16
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Today I found a website that offers customized bedding for the RV and home and I thought you might like to know of it. I have NO affiliation nor experience with this company. The photo below is called the "Zipper Bed". They can be found at https://www.bunkbedsbunker.com/produ...edding-bunkie/



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Hi, Gilda, you found a really good-looking item. What a lot of print options in a wide range of colorways! Standard twin or double sizes only. 100% soft polyester. $199.99 with free shipping.


Is that yours in the top photo?
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:23 PM   #17
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"No, I mean the fitted bed cover, not the bolster. How did you fit the corners? I have trouble getting a cover to stay on." Bobbie Mayer




Ahh! OK. Yes, box corners, just like a fitted sheet. BUT you want the casing/hem edge to hang quite a bit longer than the edge of the mattress so that when you make the casing to run your elastic through, there is significant material UNDER the mattress. Then you pull your 1/4" - 1/2" elastic so tight that you can just barely get the cover off.


Fit well, fit once. Measure twice, cut once. Me--I end up measuring about six times.


As you sit and sleep on it, it'll likely stretch out a bit, but you can easily hand-smooth and re-tuck it for the open houses.


I use the relatively-heavy 100% cotton fabric from Walmart on bolts for about $6.98 a yard. It takes about 3 yards, as I remember. I bought the whole darn bolt and used it all--and bought another one and used all of that, too. Preshrunk and pre-dried it, ironed it before cutting, and "flat-felled" the seams so it's reversible. I chose a busy plaid pattern so it looks cleaner no matter what.


Sorry about the confusion.


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Old 10-16-2016, 07:08 PM   #18
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So did you run elastic all the way around or just at the corners? I'll have to do some calculations and try it on the day bed at home first (window seat). Still thinking about it for the trailer- neither one is easy for tucking corners in. What I'd almost like to do for the permanent bed in the trailer is make bumpers (like giant crib bumpers) so that everything stays on the bed and doesn't fall back behind it. But not sure how I'd do that.

(No big storm this weekend so I missed my inaugural night in the new trailer- I figured when the power went out and the house got cold I'd move out there.)
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Hi, Bobbie,


All the way around. I wanted it to stay put and stay as tight as possible, since I'm pretending it is upholstered (with washing privileges). Took most of a package of elastic.


We managed to get our mattresses cut fairly tight; though I lost a bookmark down the back wall one night. Paul had to move the mattress to get at it.


I agree, a trial first does help later.


Interested in what you do and how it works out.




Oh, yes, we had battened down the hatches here for the big storm...I think three leaves were blown from one tree. As a disaster, it disappointed. 8) =-D


We, too, are considering Peanut to be our emergency shelter.


Should probably stock it a bit more just in case.
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Thanks. I have a window seat with a twin mattress which is my favorite seat in the house, but the dogs are always getting the cover knocked off (digging for a bed for example) and what I did (box corners in back and elastic) does not do the job. It helps to have a flannel fitted sheet under the cover as it doesn't slip as easily but I'd like something that stayed in place better. It's looser than a trailer mattress so easier to make, though. And whatever I do to make this work I could do the same in the trailer.

Trailer as emergency shelter/cache would be an interesting topic.
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Here are a few responses to questions and comments in previous posts.

1. No, the first photo is not from my trailer. It is from the manufacturer. [see photo 2 below] This photo shows two queen size comforters folded in half to fit onto the cushions in the "bed position". (see my other postings for bedding details. Search "Gilda bedding" on the FGRV site, Google search.)

2. I suggest sewing a heavy duty elastic 3/4" -1" wide diagonally on the bottom of the corners of your fitted sheets or cushion covers. The photo shows "sheet garters". I have not had good success with these. I find that elastic sewn to the corner stays in place much better.


3. I actually did put a baby crib bumper around the edge of my trailer bedding. [see photo 3 below](I found it at the thrift store) It serves to a. keep the edges of the "rat fur" clean when being touched by head and feet, b. cover the table hardware on the wall so I don't get hurt from bumps and bleeding (This did happen to me on my first night out!) and c. it just looks attractive. I semi-attach the crib bumper to the "rat fur" by sewing 2" strips of the "hook side" (not the "loop side" )of Velcro intermittently, on the back, top edge of the bumpers. While a standard bumper does not fit all the way around it is serviceable enough. It is also an easy project to make a bumper from scratch and you can make it to your exact dimensions.

As a bonus, you can consider the bumper a series of "pockets" around the edge. For instance, I tuck my small paperback book behind the bumper. You could tuck a few other small things there.
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