When’s The last time You Cleaned Your Mattress?

What is the most expensive piece of furniture you own? No, the TV does not count. Even though that is what most of the furniture points toward. Lol. (That’s a Friends reference.)

It is hands down our bed. Well, mattress. Basically ⅓ of your life is spent in bed so it pays to invest in a good one! Especially if you find one with a lifetime warranty. #Bonus!

Just because you bought a great mattress doesn’t mean it will stay a great mattress. You need to clean it. It can’t go in the wash but it can stay germ and bug free with these cleaning hack from Clean My Space.

What do you need?

A vacuum, some baking soda, and you favorite essential oils. I think lavender is the most soothing for sleep. This video has a lot of other awesome tips too. Light stain removal, why you should invest in a mattress cover, the 411 on steam cleaning, etc.

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Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Seam Edges like a Pro with Mattress Stitch

Mattress Stitch is one of the most common finishing techniques for sewing seams. If done correctly, the finished look of this technique literally makes the stitches “melt” together.

Sew Mattress Stitch like a pro!

Sew Mattress Stitch like a pro!

To begin: thread a tapestry needle with yarn that matches the knitted fabric. Hold the two pieces to be sewn parallel to each other with the right sides of the fabric facing you and cast-on edge at the bottom. Loosely pin the pieces together to hold the edges in place.

Insert the tapestry needle from back to front between the first two stitches, just above the cast-on stitch; pull the yarn through, leaving a 3-inch tail.

Step 1: Insert the needle from front to back between the first stitch and second stitches of the second side and pull the yarn through.

Step 2: Return to the first side and insert the needle from the right side to wrong side where the yarn previously came out of the piece. Slip the needle upward under the next horizontal bar and bring the needle through to the right side.

Step 3: Cross to the other side and repeat the same process, going down where you came out, under one bar and up.

Repeat steps 1-3 until seam is complete, pulling closed every inch or so. Weave in the tail.

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