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Old 08-19-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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Making Twin Beds

We've just gotten a 1987 25' Sovereign with rear twin beds. I could use any help with how to make the beds. I have some sewing skills if someone could tell me how to alter sheets and comforter to fit the curved mattresses.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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You can get fitted sheets from AB lifestyles. They're reasonably priced although I suppose you could use a set for a pattern if you want to sew your own. The fitted sheets do have a curved section and elastic all the way around rather than just in the corners. The top sheet has elastic at the foot to help keep it in place.

I make the beds by turning the mattress vertically to make it easier to reach the far side.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
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I use newspaper to make a template of the curve. The rest is hard to describe without pictures but my sheets have a seam going all the way around the top of the mattress. And there are seams at the 3 corners. then I make an elastic casing all the way around the bottom. I made them out of flat sheets that were a size bigger so I had plenty of material. Will try to get some pictures later.
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I swing the foot of the twin mattress out into the aisle while making up the beds. That gets the foot out from under the overhead cabinet a bit.

Like Jammer, my sheets are from AB Lifestyles. They fit very well and are of good quality. Like Jammer, I also tilt the mattress up on edge to more easily get the curved portion at the head part hooked into place.

A little practice and it isn't difficult.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:35 PM   #5
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Thank you

Thank you. I'm going to check out AB Lifestyles. Your tips on pulling out the mattress will really help.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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I simply use double bed sheets and tuck them in all around just like I did in the Army with square corners - no problem. When I start I do the wall side first pulling the mattress out, then the ends and finally the inside.

Given I am 6'4" I slid the original mattress down to the wall at my feet and then built my own small mattress at the head to fill the space out of foam cut to fit the rounded corner and wrapped it in another sheet. Works great and I have more than enough head and foot room.

For my wifes bed, we sometimes use twin fitted sheets or double flat sheets - no extra head mattress as she is only 5'8".
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:29 PM   #7
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If I pull the twin mattresses down hard toward the foot, there is enough space to jam the pillows in the space left at the head. That gets the pillows out of the way so that the shams prop into place nicely. That way, the shams aren't piled up on top of the pillows and look really nice.
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I was at the trailer this morning preparing for a short trip this week and was making the beds when I took these photos. The photos illustrate what I said in the post immediately before this one. The first photo is my pillow tucked down out of the way at the head of the mattress. The second photo is the sham in place. If I do not tuck my pillow in, the sham sticks up awkwardly.
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Making twin beds

Thank you for the pictures. I tried your idea and it worked well. Makes the beds look so much more tailored.
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