Sleeping is our way to
refresh and re-energize so we’re ready to get back to work, school, and play
the next morning, and the best way to get a good night’s sleep is to make sure
you have comfortable, quality bedding.
Jaipur Fabric offers high-quality, handmade bed sheets and
affordable options for comfortable bedding. Jaipur bed sheets are stylish additions to any room, and buying online
quality bed sheets is made easy with affordable prices! Printed bed sheets and
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No matter where you’re shopping, there’s one thing that
remains of the up most importance: thread
count. Thread count simply refers to how many threads are used to make the
sheets, a pretty simple explanation in reality. But when you actually get in bed, you’ll realize the important of a high thread count. The thread
count will decide how soft the sheets will be, a higher thread count means
thinner, finer thread must be used to sew the sheets,
meaning they’ll be softer and smoother.
A high thread count also means more density, which means
stronger, more-durable bed sheets. Higher
density also means less airflow, though, which can be a bad thing in warmer
climates as it doesn’t allow warm air to escape as easily.
Material is also very important when it comes to bedding. Cotton
sheets are comfortable, but even softer are silk and satin. Cotton sheets are
both comfortable and affordable, and they also allow the most diversity in
print and pattern as they can be sewn to display designs.
There are different types of cotton: Egyptian, Pima, and
cotton blend. Egyptian cotton is the most durable, but also the most expensive.
Pima cotton is still soft like Egyptian cotton, but it’s made with shorter
fibers meaning slightly less strength. Finally, a cotton/polyester blend is a
mix of different fibers and is typically the easiest to care for.
The way that a sheet is sewn and finished matters a lot.
There are four main weaves for bed sheets. Percale weaves make sheets that are
overall pretty lightweight (great for warmer weather) and the weave itself is
close and tight. Percale bed sheets tend to have a smooth, crisp feel to them.
Sateen has more yarn surface than other bed sheets, meaning it will have an
incredibly soft and smooth feel to it. It’s lustrous finish resembles satin.
The third type of weave is twill, which is used made by working welt and warp
yarns together to create a diagonal line that give the effect of a ribbed
appearance. The last weave is flannel, which is brushed cotton. Flannel is best
for colder climates as it’s actually not made with thread, it’s cotton that has
been pulled into a sheet (meaning it’s measured in ounces of cotton and not with
To get the right fit, measure your mattress before
purchasing sheets. Here’s a quick-look at the most common sizes:
38 by 75
Twin XL Sheets
38 by 80
53 by 75
60 by 80
78 by 80
California King Sheets
72 by 84
“Extra deep” sheets fit mattresses up to 18” thick.
Once you find the right fit, it’s important to know how to
properly care for your bed sheets. Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t
just throw your sheets in the dryer with the rest of your laundry, here are
1.Hang out side when you can as this will help
give your sheets a clean, fresh scent. Plus, sunlight kills germs!Don’t wash or dry sheets with towels, it ruins
3.If you’re putting them in a dryer, throw some
tennis balls in as well. This will help them dry faster and help stop them from
knotting, both of which helps prevent shrinking.
4.Don’t use fabric softener! It doesn’t actually
make the sheets softer; it coats them with chemicals to make them feel softer.
The coating wears your sheets quicker and not to mention it’s bad for your
Don’t over-wash your sheets, this will quickly wear them and
can cause rips and tears.