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DIFFERENT TYPES OF BED COVERINGS
A common question asked by our customers is “What’s the difference between a bedspread, a comforter, a coverlet and a quilt?”
Let’s start with a bedspread. Bedspreads are a simple yet timeless bed covering. They cover the entire bed, hang over the sides of the bed to the floor and fold over your pillows.
Comforters are usually a printed shell with a solid back filled with polyester. They do not touch the floor like a bedspread so a bed skirt or dust ruffle may be needed to cover the box spring.
Coverlets, like the comforter, just cover the top of the bed. Unlike comforters, they are lightweight and are most often used with a comforter or quilt to add a layer of different color and texture to the bedroom setting.
Quilts are usually made with several types of fabric sewn together to form a distinct pattern or design. Quilts have three layers and are bound together using the traditional hand sewn or machine pieced method. The batting or middle layer can be made from either cotton or polyester. Bed skirts or dust ruffles are also used with a quilt since they do not normally reach the floor
STANDARD MATTRESS SIZES
TWIN/DAYBED 39 x 75"
FULL 54 x 75"
QUEEN 60 x 80"
KING 78 x 80"
CAL KING 72 x 84"
HOW TO MEASURE A QUILT TO FIT YOUR BED
The mattress's width and length never varies but because the depth/height of the mattress and box spring does vary in size, it's important for you to measure the "DROP" accurately so that the quilt fits your bed properly.
So, what size quilt do you need? That depends upon the "DROP" or how far down the side of the bed you need to go so that the box spring is covered. Use a tape measure/ruler to measure your "DROP" by going from the top of your mattress to the bottom of the box spring. Take that measurement, multiple by 2 and add that number to the width of your mattress - the total is the MINIMUM width you would need.
Here's an example:
With a Queen quilt that measures 90 x 92" you will have a 15 inch "DROP" on each side of the bed.
90" quilt width minus the 60" mattress width = 30" divided by 2 sides of the bed = a 15" DROP
All of our quilts are either 100% cotton shell and fill or 100% cotton shell with a poly fill. As with any fabric item, please follow the Manufacturers Cleaning Instructions on the tag but most are machine washable, using cold water and a mild detergent. We recommend that the quilt be line dried. If you decide to use a Dryer, please set your timer for 20 minutes at a time and repostion your bedding so it dries evenly. Matching accessories can also be washed/dried following the same instructions.