I've always called them dust ruffles, but I guess the manufacturers call them bed skirts - sounds better, I guess! At any rate, they have always been a fixture in our household. Always short on storage space, all that real estate under the bed could not go wasted -- thus, a dust ruffle to hide the clutter.
Since I've made scads of dust ruffles over the years I've developed my favorite way of making them. I love a secure dust ruffle -- I don't want it to move around and need daily fussing!
So, I use a fitted sheet that covers the box springs as a deck for the skirt. Then, I just attach the skirt with hook and loop tape to the fitted sheet. This allows the ruffle to be removed for laundry or to be changed out without disruption of the bed.
And, the fitted sheet holds everything securely. I have a mechanical bed which does have a lot more movement involved. So, I go one step further and use safety pins to secure the fitted sheet to the box springs. These pins are the best. They are curved for ease in pinning, and are quilt basting safety pins.
My dust ruffles always stay in place with the exact clearance I like.
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