Grabbing my favorite quilt which gives me the right amount of warmth coupled with a snug feeling I crash into bed. Sometimes I partially- drape it when it’s warmer so it perfectly controls the temperature while I catch my beauty sleep and at the same time I don’t wake up dripping in sweat.
In the cooler months the same quilt keeps me completely warm and cosy, feeling like a caterpillar does enveloped just before its slumber
But there’s a lot of care that goes into choosing that one particular perfect quilt.For a long time we conduct the trial and error method until, Aha! The perfect quilt sticks with us for a long time !
Ever wonder what does make it so perfect ?
There’s a lot of stuff that contribute to it :
Thread count refers to the total number of threads within a one-inch square of fabric in both warp (longitudinal threads)and weft or fill (lateral threads). Thus, 80 vertical threads woven with 80 horizontal threads produces a fabric of 160 thread count. A higher thread count number means that there are more threads fitted in that one inch of fabric.The thread count of basic or standard cotton is around 150 – good quality sheets start at 180 thread count and a count of 200 and higher is considered percale. Don’t assume the definition of luxurious bedding is always a high thread count
Ply refers to the number of yarns twisted together to produce a thread. For the same thread count, single-ply would give a smoother, but delicate fabric. Two-ply would get us a stronger, but heavier fabric.
When the threads are finer the number of threads could be increased to fit into a one-inch square of fabric – which contribute to a higher thread count and the yarn size increases. This makes the fabric to be smoother, softer and flexible to touch.
Weaving of the fabric or how it is done also contributes to quality. When the pattern of weaving changes the cloth texture changes using styles like the rib weave the basket weave to get different textured cloth.
The material Cotton :Cotton makes smoother, softer and more comfortable clothes. Cotton breathes, so cotton clothes never feel sticky against your skin , wash better and more cleanly. Quality of the cotton depends on the length of the individual fibres, or staples – the longer the staple, the better the cotton. Longer staples can be combed finer to remove more small fibres, allowing the cotton to be spun into a finer-textured thread with more tensile strength, and woven into a softer, more lustrous fabric.
There are still other factors that contribute to that cosy feel of your comforter which includes the type of cotton, the feel of the fabric and the nature of the finishing process.
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