The Facts on Cotton Bedding…

Is it really all about Thread Count?

THREAD COUNT: Simply put, this is the number of threads per square inch. both vertical and horizontal, in a one-inch square of fabric. Hold the sheet up to the light, if you can see through the fabric and make out the actual weave, you’ve got a low thread count on your hands. The higher the thread count (or tc), the softer and more lustrous the fabric, and the more durable and less prone to shrinkage.

"Laura" Linens by Taylor Linens

Taylor Linens now @ The Trendy Bed

PERCALE: A smooth, flat, closely woven and combed fabric that comes in 100% cotton or 50/50 cotton/poly blends.  Finer than muslin, expect TC’s here to range from 180-250.

Raspberry Minotte Set by Taylor Linens @ The Trendy

PIMA or SUPIMA: A high quality cotton whose long fiber staple is somewhat similar to that of Egyptian cotton. The differences are geographical only. Pima is grown in the southwestern part of the U.S. and Egyptian is grown along the Nile River. Supima is made from extra-long staple Pima. The soft hand feel of Pima and Supima make them very desirable in bedding. Expect to find TC’s here from 200-300.

Crisp White Cotton Sheets @ The Trendy

EGYPTIAN COTTON:  This is the cotton queen of the Nile.  Grown alongside the river, this quintessential cotton owes its superior durability, luster, and silky hand feel to its extra long fiber staple. TC counts range from 200-1000.

Egyptian Cotton at it's Best!

SATEEN: a weave construction that has more yarn surface on the face of the cloth than other basic weaves giving a softer hand and more lustrous look.

I hope we all got a little more information on The Facts of Cotton and thread count.

Come visit us at The Trendy Bed and remember to make your home:

 Cathy C


The Trendy Bed – Making the Bed!

Sheets Attached or Fitted?

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I’m all about getting a good nights sleep these days… and my husband is a very restless sleeper. I’m one of those people that you put to bed, come back in the morning and “most of the time” it will look like I didn’t even move!   Now, I know I do… but I like sheets that don’t stick to me and sleep wear (PJ’s) that are not binding.

Where am I going with this?

All most EVERY morning I have to make the bed, and I mean “make the bed” on my husbands side due to his restless sleep habits.   I’m sure one day we’ll have separate bed’s, but I’m not there yet!   OK, you are allowed to have a good laugh,   I never thought I would EVER say that…

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The other day while making the bed,  I was wondering  if they actually make  “Fitted”  top sheets?   I never really thought of it, but like most things that are invented,  it’s usually out of necessity.  So I started talking to my suppliers and Oh My Gosh!  They do.   They even make “attached” sheets for conventional mattresses!!   I knew they made attached sheets for water beds, but I learned something new that day.

Then I asked my readers on facebook,  “If they made  “Fitted Top Sheets”  would it be something you would purchase,  AND should I add them to The Trendy Bed?”     And the response was 100% YES!       And yes, they are already on The Trendy Bed for your shopping convenience, click here.

So, needless to say I have two sets of  fitted Top Sheets coming my way,  AND I have added them as an option on our new 300 thread count “Beyond Bliss”  combed cotton sheet sets.    I have also included the option to have them attached at the bottom for those that like that idea.

The attached sheets would be very close to the Inseparable Sheets that we already carry, but those are also attached along one side for bunk beds, or a bed that are up against a wall for easy comfort and making of the bed.

Inseparable Sheets

Inseparable Sheets

I personally am looking forward to the fitted top sheets as I do like to split my sheet sets  for a totally different look to my bed.   I’ll use a gold top sheet and a burgundy fitted sheet because those are the two colors of my 2-Tone Cotton Comforter.     I’m looking forward to a good nights sleep with our new “Beyond Bliss”  sheet set, and waking up in the morning and having my sheets still on the bed.    I’ll keep everyone posted as to how they work.

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I hope you all enjoyed the little “humor” in this blog today.

Have a GREAT day, and a day with out humor is a day with out sun shine!

Cathy C