We have been using a king sized sheet for a queen sized bed.

The sheet has torn in one the sides about 1.5 feet from the edge.


  1. Buy a complete set of queen sized bed spreads on sale in a store.
  2. Watch for sales on online auctions.
  3. Buy them used (anyone with issues about using other people’s sheets, realize it’s really no different from sleeping in a hotel).
  4. Realize that by cutting 1.5 feet, including the tear, off and hemming the sheet will transform it into a queen sized sheet and thus solve two problems at once.

What makes this interesting
Solution #4 was the last thing I thought of, even after all these years and I’m supposed to be some kind of expert, still.