White Irish linen furoshiki sheet

100 years ago, making your bed didn’t involve using a fitted sheet. You would use a flat sheet and fold what they called Hospital corners to fit the sheet to your mattress. Same concept, but by tying a knot in the corner which creates a pleat and folding it under the mattress, the pleat holds the corner snug and sheet tight, the weight of the mattress sits on that knot and holds it in place.

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