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#1 EssentialBludger

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

I love linen. I'd happily buy new 1000TC sheets and doona covers every week if I were a millionaire.

I change mine and the kids doona covers weekly as I love to mix it up. Couldn't possibly have the same doona cover on the bed for more than a week. ph34r.gif

The kids have about 5-6 doona covers each, me about 10. blush.gif

My mum thinks I'm the strangest person who ever walked the planet and cannot possibly understand why anyone needs more than one doona cover each.

Any other linen freaks out there? Or am I really that strange?

#2 whale-woman

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

I love that stuff too.
We have a fair few changes of doonas. Patterned sheets are a bit of a thing too with me. If only I could find sheets in bright patterns and high thread counts for king beds.......

#3 blackcat20

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

I'm pretty sure I own 5 doona covers for a larger bed I don't yet own...

#4 ubermum

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

11 doona cover sets, 6 sets of 1500tc sheets and that's just for my bed. Don't tell dh otherwise there might be an argument and I will have to buy a giant metal chicken. wink.gif

#5 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

Not me. I hate excess linen.

My kids have 2 sheets of winter sheets each and 2 sets of summer each. Same with our bed.

Up until very recently we all had one doona cover each. I wash it regularly, just not weekly. And yes, we use top sheets.

Now we all have 2 covers each, purely because we all found another one we just had to have.

Anymore would be a complete waste imo.



#6 Freddie'sMum

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Yes - total linen tragic here.  Love it, love it, love it.

Went to the sales today and I just happened to buy some more.

Told DH and he threatened to Ebay the linen we already had.

I told him that if any of my linen disappeared, so would parts of his anatomy.

The Magician - that's just not right !!  You have got to have more !! (disclaimer *joke* not having a go).



#7 Tall Poppy

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Not me. We have 2 sets per bed fo DH & I, this makes it 1 on & 1 in the wash. Or h kids who are in toddler beds so, use cot sheets a few sets each as they're more prone to needing a few changes. The kids don't have doonas so no covers just sheets & blankets & I normally use blankets without a doona as that's what I got use to when the kids were younger & we co-slept.

#8 mumofparis

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Hello, my name is Jo and i am a Linen-holic....


#9 Velvetta

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

For our bed yes, total junkie, but the children get minimum thread count, so long as it's cotton. I save my indulgences for myself!  I certainly don't change the sheets weekly, I'd like to but I never have time and it's such an effort, but I do like a good thread count for myself yes.
I once spent a night in the UK in totally nylon sheets. Oh the horror!

#10 GamerMum

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

I have had to stop myself because we have nowhere to store it at the moment. So I'm stuck with my two sets of sheets and 5 blankets for our bed (don't have doona, have a mix of minks and hospital like blankets depending on weather).

DD's cot (which she doesn't sleep in yet) has about 20 sets of different sheets, 4 blankets, and pillows she won't be using for a very long time.

This could be a problem when I have a house big enough for a linen cupboard....

#11 Mishu

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Reformed. Only because DH likes neutral quilt covers, perferable blue. Or navy blue. Perhaps steel blue/gray. White or cream sheets. He likes to live dangerously, as you can see laughing2.gif  Which doesn't give me a lot of scope.

So I browse. And dream. I do own 1000 count white and cream sheets. But would love more. And I really can't find any quilt covers that would suit both our tastes. So, where does everyone buy their linen from and do you have any suggestions for me?

#12 laridae

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Yes, lots of linen.
About 7 doona covers for my bed, similar amount of sheets sets.
Only a couple of sets of sheets for the single beds though, but about 10 doona covers (doubles - I use double doonas on single beds( original.gif
My linen closet is packed.

MIL didn''t understand when she got a single doona & a couple of covers for xmas for DD (MIL asked us what to get - I asked for a double doona as we already had lots of covers), that I just didn''t have any space left to put single covers in my linen closet...

#13 Chardonnay Buffay

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Please stop teasing me with this thread! The only sheets I can afford to buy are brown/ or dark brown, since DH sweats out an iron ore shadow when he sleeps. If I buy pretty sheets they will soon have reddish brown smears on the them. Same for towels. If anyone has a miracle idea to get said smears out of linen I will love you forever!

#14 Chelli

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

waves.gif Another one here, the worst bit is we have four beds in the house that are all different sizes, so I have to have so many doona covers, sheets, etc.

I need to find a good place for table cloths as well. I take them everywhere with me, especially when going for a picnic or BBQ somewhere. I could use some nice ones for the dining table.

#15 ubermum

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (Chardonnay Buffay @ 12/01/2013, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Please stop teasing me with this thread! The only sheets I can afford to buy are brown/ or dark brown, since DH sweats out an iron ore shadow when he sleeps. If I buy pretty sheets they will soon have reddish brown smears on the them. Same for towels. If anyone has a miracle idea to get said smears out of linen I will love you forever!

I haven't managed to get red dirt out. I have a few red cat paw prints that have stained for good, despite soaking and sun. I just buy more.

#16 Weirdly Sane

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE (Mishu @ 12/01/2013, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Reformed. Only because DH likes neutral quilt covers, perferable blue. Or navy blue. Perhaps steel blue/gray. White or cream sheets. He likes to live dangerously, as you can see laughing2.gif  Which doesn't give me a lot of scope.

So I browse. And dream. I do own 1000 count white and cream sheets. But would love more. And I really can't find any quilt covers that would suit both our tastes. So, where does everyone buy their linen from and do you have any suggestions for me?



http://www.sheridan.com.au/bedroom-1/quilt...uilt-cover.html

Comes in charcoal gray, to appease him.


#17 Peppery

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Hand up! DD has 6 doona covers but currently will only use the Peppa Pig one I purchased from Aldi a few weeks ago... Sigh....



#18 *LucyE*

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

I love good bed linen. If I could afford it, and had the storage space, I would have more.

I enjoy just browsing the Sheridan shop/section just for fun. Still kicking myself for not buying the Frette set on sale when I was in Rome. I was worried about bed siZing but gah! I should have just bought a larger size anyway.

As for red dirt marks - we have that iron rich, red clay soil here. I have predominantly white sheets. Sard wondersoap is my friend. I use it cold on the most affected areas and give a little scrub. Then sort of give it a rinse under running water and chuck in the wash as normal. I have a front loader, use a warm wash with a soak cycle, with OMOmatic and some Napisan and the extra water option. The extra water seems to help get the linen properly rinsed out. I also use the recommended amount of detergent when on town (hard) water so the detergent does a better job of keeping all the particals suspended in the water rather than attached to the washing.

I only use the sards for bad muddy stains. For things like around DH's feet area, the wash routine above is enough.

#19 noonehere

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Not here either. We have two summer and two winter sets and DD has eight sets.

#20 Jenflea

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

I have 3 quilt cover sets and 3 sets of high thread count sheets(not 1000, bit too thick for my liking from what I've seen) and my daughter has 3 sets of bamboo cot sheets(will last her years as her cot turns into a toddler bed) plus 3 quilt cover sets for her cot.
She only likes the dinosaur quilt cover I got for $16 at Kmart and mum cut down to fit her wool filled quilt.
I would have more except I have no linen press and have to use the wardrobe in my DD's room(her clothes are in a chest of drawers), sigh.

I bought a new bed a few months ago and had to get all new sheets in one hit pretty much, as they new bed has a mattress that's 45 or more cm high. None of my old sheets fit properly! They were all about 37 or 40cm deep.



I also like nice towels original.gif Matching of course, with hand towel, facewasher, and bath mat all the same.

#21 Al.Packer

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

I used to only like white linens.

But now I feel the need for clashing patterns etc - cannot find anything in King Size though. Any suggestions?

#22 TheCeriseClupea

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

Yes I am a linen lover. I am also partial to a good underlay. The other day I scored 2 comfy ones at Big W. I have about 6 of them, winter & summer types. I only like white sheets but I have around 8 sets of them. Doona covers are something I am always on the look out for. I have way too many but now that our daughter has a queen size bed they are coming in handy.

#23 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Where do you put it all? I limit what we have because linen takes up so much room.

We have 5 doona covers between 3 girls. And I thought that was excessive. Shocking I know! lol

We have one doona cover for our winter doona. Summer is just a light quilt that I like and never feel the need to change. Sheets are sheets to me, nothing fancy here.

I would like to buy more pretty linen and doona covers for my girls but I can't bring myself to do it. Have to store it all and we have enough.

#24 Lauren Bell

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

I'm obsessed with cot sheets.. I collect them, I make them myself.
DDs bed is changed twice a week, she must have at least 30 cot sheet sets. I don't know why, I am just obsessed.

#25 R2B2

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

ph34r.gif  total addict.

we have so much linen that i've had to banish 2 boxes worth to the garage as our linen closet is full.

I also just purchased a new doona cover for my daughter last night  wwhistle.gif

Halp...I think I have a problem! lol




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