Bedding Fabrics & Treatments

Terms to Know

Chenille-Plush Bedding

Fabric that's created when cotton or cotton-blend tufts are sewn into a base cloth of muslin sheeting. The more tufts that are sewn in, the more luxurious and heavyweight the fabric is. The tufts can be sewn to create an all-over pattern or a pretty floral or paisley design.

Cotton Bedding

Natural fiber that is cool to the touch and can be more comfortable and breathable than man-made fabrics.

Damask Bedding

A type of jacquard with firm, lustrous fabric made with flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground.

Dobby Bedding

A technique used to weave pattern into fabric. Typically a small geometric or stripe motif is created.


Embroidered Bedding

Decorative stitching using yarn is used to create designs on bedding and accessories.

Jacquard Bedding

Employs a special type of weaving that uses warp yarn to create intricate patterns.

Matelassé Bedding

This quilted technique gives the appearance of cushioning. Different decorative quilting styles vary but all have the appearance of a hand-stitched quilt.

Microfiber Bedding

An easy-to-launder, breathable and wrinkle-resistant option for bedding that’s also known to be extremely soft and durable.

Mitered Bedding

The miter is the point where two edges of fabric at an angle are joined at a corner for a tailored look.

Percale Cotton Bedding

A closely woven, plain-weave fabric, usually 200 threads per inch or less. The smooth and crisp appearance can create a tailored look but still works great for everyday use.

Pieced Bedding

Multiple fabrics sewn together in a decorative pattern usually found in quilts and bedspreads for an heirloom look.

Polyester Bedding

Synthetic fiber that’s durable and more wrinkle- and shrink-resistant than natural fabrics.

Ruched Bedding

Pleated, fluted or gathered fabric that’s used for decorative purposes.

Sateen Bedding

A weave in which yarn will float across four or more different yarns, creating a smooth, lustrous surface with a soft hand. Sateen or satin weaves can have a much higher thread count than plain weaves. The term "sateen" is used for 100% cotton and "satin" is used for silk or synthetic fabrics. The light sheen of sateen creates either a relaxed or elegant look.

Shirred Bedding

Gathered fabric that’s decorative.

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