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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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    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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    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 8th Jan 19, 8:06 AM
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    Sadly no, but my inner radar is always on in charity shops, jumble sales, or at car boot sales:-)

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    https://www.justlinen.co.uk/justlinen/search.asp?q=Flannelette

    I have bought a variety of bedding and towels from the above site. I am not madly keen on flannelette, but did buy a Dorma set (sheets and pillowcases). Pillowcases were fine, but the sheet "bobbled" at the foot end. Gave the sheet to a friend as a cover for the car back seat. Her dog loves it


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    • Si Clist
    • By Si Clist 8th Jan 19, 9:45 AM
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    ... Have you checked John Lewis?
    Originally posted by ampersand

    Not yet, but will do. Funnily enough, the ones we're using this winter came from a charity shop!
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    • poorweelass
    • By poorweelass 8th Jan 19, 9:59 AM
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    I bought some 5 years ago from Dunelm and whilst they are in the back bedroom so don't get used constantly, they are used regularly and have washed well
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    OK, seeing as how it seems to be impossible to use the webmail contact form on the Dunelm site without quoting a valid order number (and just how stupid is that?) - can anybody tell me if what Dunelm call "deluxe brushed cotton" is what I call flannelette?
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    Yes, I think brushed cotton is another word for what we know as flannelette.
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    https://www.tonystextiles.co.uk/guides/difference-in-materials/index.phtml
    Just for the comparison, not recommending this site at all.


    Or this https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4399513
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    • Si Clist
    • By Si Clist 8th Jan 19, 6:16 PM
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    Thanks for the very useful link to those comparisons, MM
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    • By ~ Daisy ~ 8th Jan 19, 6:22 PM
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    Asda sell brushed cotton bedding,
    We have several sets.

    Daisy.
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    • By pollyanna 26 8th Jan 19, 6:36 PM
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    [QUOTE=Si Clist;75286712]OK, seeing as how it seems to be impossible to use the webmail contact form on the Dunelm site without quoting a valid order number (and just how stupid is that?) - can anybody tell me if what Dunelm call "deluxe brushed cotton" is what I call flannelette?[/QUOTE


    I've found the brushed version isn't quite like the flannelette sheets I bought until a few years ago . As someone mentioned the Dorma bottom sheets bobbled , the pillowcases were ok but it's a few years since I've tried Dorma as the quality is lower than I recall .


    I used to buy from JL and they are still going strong , however last time I bought them they were lower quality and I returned for a refund . Looking in debenhams and other stores it's a pretty similar picture . Depending on your access to high st stores I'd recommend actually feeling the quality .Next had some decent sheets and pillowcases but they seem to have lowered the quality recently and last time I looked weren't selling the pillowcases although that may have changed .


    I believe Dunelm have some better quality which aren't dorma so maybe worth a look if you can get to a store .


    I still have some of the sheets from my offsprings childhood beds and they are now in their 30s and 40s . I regret using some of them as ironing board covers and other make do and mend projects .


    Good luck and I'll pop back to see if you find the holy grail.


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    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 8th Jan 19, 7:50 PM
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    I bought 2 flannelnette pillow cases just before Christmas from Asda. Think they were labelled as brushed cotton, but definitely flannelnette as that is the only pillowcases I use. They were £3 for 2.
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    • By poorweelass 8th Jan 19, 8:24 PM
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    Am I right in thinking that Dunelm actually now own Dorma???

    The bushed cotton I have from dunelm was I think their heavy duty/winter weight one perhaps?? Im not sure but the pillow cases and sheets are pretty thick. My only bug bear is the fitted sheets have shrunk a bit, without using a tumble drier ( I do wash at 60oC though) so I do struggle to get them on. Luckily they are singles so not to difficult
    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 9th Jan 19, 11:01 AM
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    Hope you've now triumphantly hunted'n'gathered, op.
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    • jackrabbit123
    • By jackrabbit123 9th Jan 19, 4:53 PM
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    I hoped you've been able to track some down, I'm very lucky I have my Grandmothers stripy flannelette sheets and pillowcases, another thought would be Tkmax if there is one near you as they have a variety of bedding odds and ends, and sometimes the likes of Aldi have them in as 'specials'? Hope this helps.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 9th Jan 19, 5:07 PM
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    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 ...
    Originally posted by Si Clist
    Dunno how far south east you are but there is a bedding and linen shop in Faversham High Street ,can't remember the name off hand but I usually have a shufti in there when I visit my sis-in-law I bought some huge bath sheets a couple of years ago and they were brilliant and the did lots of sheet and pillow cases.Failing that JL would probably sell them but they maybe pricey of perhaps Dunelm
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 9th Jan 19, 5:14 PM
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    I still have my eldest DDs pink flannelette sheets from when she was two and she is now 51 also the first pair of Dorma's sheets I bought for her when she went into a single bed from her cot so her baby sister could move in

    Still in perfect condition and now used on the spare single bed (which was also hers and had been given to me by a neighbours cousin, who had used it for each of her five sons, and it is a cast iron base with latticed work springs with slot in headboards /legs I changed the mattress about 20 years ago but its still the most comfy bed to sleep in.The head board still has some of DDs comic stickers from when she was a little girl It's just too comfortable to throw away
    It's got to be around 80 years old but as good as the day it was made
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 9th Jan 19, 5:19 PM
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    I'm afraid I'd be making a (memorable) picture of myself at the local charity shops & then taking shears & the treadle sewing machine to such finds that merit the name flannelette.

    A pillowcase is actually a long rectangle, folded twice with a deliberate "envelope" overlap, so in a nearly perfect world (perfection having ready made pillowcases in a texture colour & price you can appreciate), just two seams.

    Though if you are assembling from old pyjamas, rather more.

    All the very best with your hunt & may sweet dreams follow.
    • Si Clist
    • By Si Clist 9th Jan 19, 5:27 PM
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    Well, hopefully we're sorted. None of the shops recommended are at all easy to get to if you don't have a motor car, but at £6 for two pairs from Asda, even I'm quite happy to pay the £2.95 delivery charge, so they should be here by Tuesday latest. Pity they don't do the old candy stripe any more, but mustn't grumble

    Thanks for all your help, ladies.

    PS Neither of us inherited much in the way of bedding apart from one single woollen blanket which was on my bed when I was a kid, and which my dear mother stole when she was demobbed from the RAF in 1946. Even then the quality was going to the dogs, though - it actually needed darning in one place last year ...
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    • Si Clist
    • By Si Clist 9th Jan 19, 5:30 PM
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    I'm afraid I'd be making a (memorable) picture of myself at the local charity shops & then taking shears & the treadle sewing machine to such finds that merit the name flannelette.
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Well, we have the shears and we actually have a choice of three treadle sewing machines all now in perfect working order, but we haven't seen any flannelette in any of the local charity shops for at least a year. Maybe you're beating us to it?
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