Things I have Learned as an Inn Sitter: Folding a Bedspread

Catherine and I attended inn sitting school conducted by veterans Howard and Lynda Lerner. We learned a lot from them, but one thing that really stuck with me was how to fold a bedspread. I think most people’s natural tendency is to jerk a bedspread off the bed, gather it up and toss it in a chair (or if you are a slob like me, toss it on the floor). Then after the bed is made up, you struggle with it to get it back on the bed and straighten it out, with both sides and the back the correct distance from the floor.

Wrestling a bedspread is not a big deal with a single or even a double bed, but when you get to a king size bed, it can be a formidable opponent.

Lynda Lerner showed us the answer: See the photo sequence, below.  (You will probably have to click on them to see them clearly.)

Straighten out the bedspread

Straighten out the bedspread

Fold up the bottom of the bedspread

Fold up the bottom of the bedspread

Fold down the top of the bedspread

Fold down the top of the bedspread

Fold down the top again

Fold down the top again

Fold in the sides

Fold in the sides

  1. Straighten out the bedspread, more or less.
  2. Fold over the bottom of the bedspread to the edge of the bed.
  3. Fold the top of the bedspread down to the edge of the bed.
  4. Fold the top down again to get it to a manageable width.
  5. Fold in the sides of the bedspread to a length that is manageable and set it on a chair.

When the rest of the bed is made up, place the bedspread at the back edge of the bed and reverse the process. The back and sides of the bedspread will be very close to where you want them to be.

You are welcome,

John Lang

 

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