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    • Si Clist
    • By Si Clist 8th Jan 19, 7:53 AM
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    Flannelette pillow cases
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    • 8th Jan 19, 7:53 AM
    Flannelette pillow cases 8th Jan 19 at 7:53 AM
    Can any kind soul please recommend an online source of good old-fashioned decent-quality flannelette pillow cases? The only shop that sold such things hereabouts closed down ages ago, and we don't want to end up with something off Ebay that we can read a paper through after one wash ...
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    • daisy 1571
    • By daisy 1571 9th Jan 19, 7:19 PM
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    I always split downie covers and replace the back with a flannelette sheet as we cant be doing with polycotton next to us plus what's the point of a 2 sided downie cover? Who sees the underneath when you gave ut on the bed and when you wash it you dont have a replacement. My way means flanellette heaven (as its known in our house) to sleep in and 2 downie covers fir washing and swapping.

    Last year I found fully flannelette covers with the matching pillowcases in both the range and b&m. Very happy as that saved me hours of crawling about the floor pinning sheets to the downie top and then sewing them.

    We take our flanellette pillowcases if we ever have to sleep away from home. Taking sheets and downie covers would may be be a step too far ???

    The other place I've got them is to send off to Scott's of stow. Always been good quality and they usually have patterned ones including stripes (not quite candy stripes but close)

    Daisy xx
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    • mrsnicewriting
    • By mrsnicewriting 12th Jan 19, 2:32 AM
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    Company to try
    https://linencupboard.co.uk/?mc_cid=fab39daec9&mc_eid=7b0cedee31
    Hi OP
    just had an email from this company, I have ordered only cushion covers from them in the past, but the quality was good. They
    Suegave a code for a discount if required of JAN19.
    It may help, if not sorted yet
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 12th Jan 19, 2:26 PM
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    I always split downie covers and replace the back with a flannelette sheet as we cant be doing with polycotton next to us plus what's the point of a 2 sided downie cover? Who sees the underneath when you gave ut on the bed and when you wash it you dont have a replacement. My way means flanellette heaven (as its known in our house) to sleep in and 2 downie covers fir washing and swapping.

    Last year I found fully flannelette covers with the matching pillowcases in both the range and b&m. Very happy as that saved me hours of crawling about the floor pinning sheets to the downie top and then sewing them.

    We take our flanellette pillowcases if we ever have to sleep away from home. Taking sheets and downie covers would may be be a step too far ???

    The other place I've got them is to send off to Scott's of stow. Always been good quality and they usually have patterned ones including stripes (not quite candy stripes but close)

    Daisy xx
    Originally posted by daisy 1571



    I just use a flannelette flat top sheet between myself and the duvet . In warmer weather I use cotton top and bottom sheets don't like man made fibres .


    I was ironing flannelette sheets earlier today and it reminded me the underside of proper flannelette is identical in feel to the upper surface , the modern brushed versions I encountered aren't as soft on the back hence my checking them in a shop before buying .


    Someone mentioned a former RAF blanket which has taken me back to my 50s childhood with a heavy khaki wadded bed cover on top of the blankets in the winter as the fern ice ice patterns formed on the inside of the bedroom windows . I imagine Jackie and others will remember that . As my dad served in the Navy I've no idea where it came from , perhaps a bit of bartering but it kept me warm .
    It's been a bit of nostalgia following this thread . It brings back so many memories .


    polly
    • Lily54
    • By Lily54 12th Jan 19, 3:54 PM
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    I bought ours in Sainsbury's. i also have Primark duvet sets but haven't been happy with the way they have washed, they feel quite rough now.
    • SpikyHedgehog
    • By SpikyHedgehog 12th Jan 19, 4:23 PM
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    I bought ours in Sainsbury's. i also have Primark duvet sets but haven't been happy with the way they have washed, they feel quite rough now.
    Originally posted by Lily54
    I just use a flannelette flat top sheet between myself and the duvet . In warmer weather I use cotton top and bottom sheets don't like man made fibres .


    I was ironing flannelette sheets earlier today and it reminded me the underside of proper flannelette is identical in feel to the upper surface , the modern brushed versions I encountered aren't as soft on the back hence my checking them in a shop before buying .

    ....

    polly
    Originally posted by pollyanna 26
    DS2 won't have a sheet between him and his duvet, so I got him a flannelette duvet set from Sainsburys, and got him a fitted sheet to go with them. The Duvet set is brushed on both sides, but not the sheet, which is rather bizarre!
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