Once the sheets were on the beds it was time to add the rest of the bedding layers. Each of the beds has the same polar fleece blanket, which have simple hems on all four sides and no satin binding at the top edge. The ones on the full-sized beds are sized as Full/Queen, and only about 10" longer than wide. Without any type of top binding, I always have a problem figuring out which way to put those blankets on. If I do it the wrong way there's not enough to tuck under at the foot and the sides hang down too long..
Today, though, as I was getting ready to put the first blanket on I had a revelation. After I figured out which was the long side (by folding one corner of the blanket until it met the opposite edge), I used a Sharpie to draw an 'X' on the top and bottom hem. The marks won't show underneath the bedspread, but it will make it easy for me to figure out the correct orientation.
|X marks the top (or bottom)|