Thread Count Explained. It’s not as important as you thought.

The higher the number the better, right? OK, so, if 280 thread count sheets are good, 600 or even 1000 thread count sheets must be a LOT better. They cost a lot more and are usually sold only in boutique bedroom stores. So they MUST be better, right? Sorry. No. Here is how to be a savvy consumer and get the best sheets for your money without sacrificing that luxurious look and feel of silky smooth cotton. First the basics. Bear with me here; don’t glaze over. This is the important part. Cotton fibers are twisted together to make a strand. Several of these strands are twisted together to make a thread. A lot of these threads are woven together, and the total number of the threads in a square inch, ( going in either direction ),  is listed as the thread count. OK so far? Good. Now, let’s step READ MORE

Thread Count

You don’t have the time to research every home decor decision you make. It’s my job to help you. So here; I hope; is thread count explained and what it means in bedding. Please remember that there are no legal guidelines for listing thread count and there is no international standard for labeling bedding. Lets start with how these threads are constructed. Fibers are spun to form one long strand. This is called a thread. Now, lets take 2 threads and twist them together. This is called 2 ply. This is what happens when yarn is made – think of unraveling a piece of yarn. Did you get 2 or 3 or 4 threads? If 4 threads are twisted together, it is called 4 ply. The 4 ply yarn takes up more space and if you were knitting a garment it would usually be thicker with 4 ply than with READ MORE