I originally learned fitted sheet folding from watching Oprah. Martha was on once, years ago, and demonstrated. I'm not as good as Martha. Mine still get a little lumpy in the middle. But I can still make a square several ways. I cannot imagine writing directions out in words. I would have to make a video of myself folding. I'm not sure if I'm willing to do that. Lots at stake there!
This is a link of the day Martha taught me these things. Here is where Martha explains how on her website, only with no photographs. The quest to fold a fitted sheet into a perfect square is only something I attempt during finals week. Revise manuscript submissions? No thank you. I fold things. And only after I have done a purge of the household. I find the purging so cleansing. I throw things in the garbage can. Things like Corey's insurance bills and recent New Yorkers. I can't help it. They must all go if they aren't glued to the hardwood floors by a puddle of dried beer.
Finals week habits make for great conversation with a fellow crazy person. Hence my student and I discussing our manias. He wants to make the bed sheets so taught he can bounce a coin off them. I want to fold perfect squares. Though after hearing each other's goals, I think we are a bit curious to conquer all aspects of linens.
Perhaps I can start a fund to bring Martha to Pittsburgh and she can show us how to do all things cotton related.