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Does anyone have any information on or actually have microfiber
sheets?  I've found a brand new set of sheets on ebay made out of this
material and was wondering what the pros or cons would be.  I have a
standard depth mattress and finding fitted sheets that don't have
gigantic 18 inch depth pockets is like finding hips on a snake.

"This is a gorgeous "Silky" Microfiber King size sheet set, 4 pieces,
flat, fitted, 2 king Pillowcases. Machine wash in warm, tumble dry on
med. heat. This particular microfiber is exceptionally soft and will
wear like iron  and have a smooth, silky quality to them, like a 500
TC all cotton sheet. Soft blue color with a subtle design woven in.
This fabric is best for wicking away moisture so you sleep drier &
wake up drier, superb for those who perspire at night. Fits mattresses
up to 12 inches deep. 100% brushed polyester microfiber. Flat sheet is
106 x 100, fitted sheet is 78 x 80. Set is NEW, comes in nice zip bag.
You will never go wrong with this set, a spectacular sheet set for an
exceptional price, retails for $69.99 in most stores.This item comes
from a non-smoking home."

Opinions??

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Don't have 'em, but I do have some pieces of microfiber that came with
things like my monitor cleaner.  I hate the stuff.  My hands aren't
particularly rough - I don't "do" hard labor.  But the microfiber
catches on invisible roughness on my hands and I hate the feel of that.
  YMMV.
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Joanne
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Sorry, love, cannot help you either regarding sheets. Have used
micro-fibre cleaning cloths and felt some towels made from the stuff,
and my experience echoes Joanne's; any snag or rough spot catches.

Am totally old school when it comes to bed linen; sheets are all flat,
made from either metis, linen or vintage muslin or percale.

Candide



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Oh the bliss just of the idea of newly laundered linen sheets each night ...
<sigh> ... I really must find that bolt of sheet linen I bought in Ireland
some years ago. Trouble is, the damned cotton sheets won't wear out so I
can't justify using the linen except on self-indulgent grounds :-)

Mary
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Mary Fisher wrote:
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There's no reason not to be self-indulgent when it comes to beds and
sheets, IMNSHO.  A good night's rest is a basic essential, and if
sleeping on that linen will help, go for it!  Don't leave it until one
day when you're gone, because someone will take it out and say, "She
always wanted to use this for sheets, but instead she saved it."
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Joanne
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You're absolutely right about the first part but I always sleep well -
unless we're away from home and the bed is fitted with a poly/cotton sheet.
They're the work of the devil! We were very self indulgent a few years ago
when we paid about £800 for a new mattress. Spouse was reluctant but he
never considers it now. We both reckon that it was worth just one night's
good sleep, all the subsequent ones have been free.

No, my reluctance to use the linen sheeting is so that the present cotton
sheets aren't wasted, I would lose sleep if I did that. If the linen is
still in the loft when we die I know that our 'children' will pounce on it,
they'll probably argue over it - they all know something good when they see
it :-)

In fact when we buy a tool or equipment for the house these days we always
buy the best so that we get good use from it and it won't be thrown away
when we die. We know what items our children want, they've made it pretty
clear :-) Some 'requests' are duplicated, triplicated and in one case
quintuplicated. Then there are the grandchildren, they keep adding to a
'desire' book I keep for the purpose :-)

Mary



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Tend to mix things up a bit, but mainly use my vintage Métis and linen
(French and Irish) bed linens during the warmer months, with the vintage
Pequot muslin and percales (Canon and Wamsutta "Supercale") during the
winter. Linen must be very damp, almost wet to iron well, and that just
adds to summer misery. Cotton can be ironed barely damp, so am out of
the laundry room faster.

Have begun experimenting with cold mangeling linen by hand, and so far
must say love the results. It is hard work for small items, but  have
some vintage mangeltuch (mangelcloths) coming from Germany to make
things easier. If all goes well probably will pick up an automatic
eclectic kaltmangel machine (cold mangel) from Germany this summer.
Linen that has been cold mangeled after laundering, instead of merely
ironed feels ssssssssssssssssssooooooooo wonderful. Even better than
linen that has been wet ironed dry.

Candide



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I can understand that but I enjoy ironing and linen best of all - creating
that smoothness, shine even,m is very satisfying. I have two 10' long linen
table cloths to iron this afternoon and I'm looking forward to it.

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You have a laundry room! I iron in the sitting room, that way I can watch
the hens in the garden and listen to the radio.
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That sounds very interesting - but again you must have space for it!

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Really? Is it shiny?

My grandmother used a mangle for everything except shirt collars and
fronts - she had no electricity and in summer had to light a fire to heat
the flat irons. Grandad didn't often wear best shirts though, just as well
:-) I'd have loved to have her huge mangle but I was only ten when they died
and had no say in the matter.

Mary



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For us American-born tail-end baby boomers, what is a mangle?


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Here is a photo link:
www.flickr.com/photos/jm3/342975021/
It is a big ironing machine.  We had one in the
house but I don't ever remember it being used.

Back to micro-fiber.  It is on a lot of upholstered
furniture these days.  Anyone have any feedback on how
it will hold up?  It seems like something that would
show every problem and the cats might shred.
Taria

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I'm sure they were used in America :-)

One example is here, my grandma's was bigger and had numerous big cast iron
gears to increase or decrease the pressure on the wooden rollers.

www.kingswoodmuseum.org.uk/images/Mangle.jpg

When we were first married we had one with rubber rollers. In fact it's
still in the loft ... We had no washing machine and three babies, it was a
long walk to the launderette so hand washing was what I did.

The picture is of one in a museum and, as often happens in museums, they
don't think too hard when they include other items. The basket is modern
Chinese but a basket wouldn't have been used under the rollers, water would
have been squeezed out and drain into a bucket or some other vessel. The
clothes pegs wouldn't have been on the drip tray either. These displays are
put together by enthusiastic people who've never seen things in their proper
context.

But I bet you DO know what a mangle is now, you might have called it
something else :-) A wringer perhaps?

You can still get table top models.

I suspect the one mentioned by Candide has heated rollers but it might not.
Simple, high, pressure, if the item has been well folded, can remove
creases.

Mary



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Mary Fisher wrote:


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That looks very much like the device that my mother used to ruin all of
her pretty new lingerie as a newly wed bride.  She called it a
wringer-washer - obviously some sort of manual combination
washing/shredding device.

She did say that it was useful for removing excess water from sheets and
towels prior to trying to dry them on a clothesline in the basement
during long, cold, wet winters.


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That's the one.

And if you think it's not a good tool you should try washing by hand and
having nowhere to hang dripping clothes and bedding and nappies and ...

Mary
who never had pretty lingerie but who bought to underwired bras today - the
Buying Cruise Clothes project has begun!
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big cast iron
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rollers.
fact it's
babies, it was a
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I did not know what a mangle was BUT...

I did manage to get my arm sucked between the rollers of a more
modern (electric) version  of these things when i was young :)  i
was watching  an aunt feed sheets/clothes  through the rollers
when something got stuck and i jumped in and tried to push from
the back rather than pull from the front :(

anyways seems like my hand/arm just shot in between the rollers
and i am not sure it had a reverse ? if it had not been for the
wad of sheets sitting next to my arm it probably would have done
some serious **mangling**

robb


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I grew up with a wringer washer, and got my hands squeezed between the rollers
quite a few times.  You sure learned to keep one hand free for whapping the
wringer release lever on top. <g>

That washer also would occasionally go berserk and start swinging the
wringer part around and around on its axis over the laundry tubs, and if you
weren't fast enough on your feet, it could cold-cock you.  Learned to keep the
power cord in the looser of the two available receptacles so you could
pull the cord out quickly when the wringer took off.

I do love automatic washers....

Kay


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What's 'cold-cock'?

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Yes, they've transformed our lives probably more than any other gadget.

Mary
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Mary Fisher wrote:
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Smack you upside the head hard enough to knock you out.


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Thanks - but no thanks (I don't want to experience it!).

Never heard of that.

Mary
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U.S. slang
--
"The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
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Knock you out cold (unconscious).

Kay

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