A. Flat Sheet

This is the big sheet that that is hemmed on three sides and has a deeper hem on the fourth side. This wider, fourth side is what you fold back over your blanket, coverlet or duvet and is typically finished with a decorative stitch like hemstitching.

Higher-end flat sheets will have a return, which is the decorative hem and treatment continuing back along the two perpendicular sides to continue the decoration back along the fold.... got it?!

We recommend using both a fitted and a flat sheet, with a coverlet and/or duvet on top of the flat sheet. We have many European-ized customers, however, who sleep on a fitted sheet with the duvet directly on them, bypassing the flat sheet. We just think it's easier to change and wash a flat sheet than it is to remove, wash and put a duvet cover back on!

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