A quilt cover is so much more than a pocket for your plush quilt insert. It's about expressing your personality through pattern and colour, and brightening your whole bedroom. And hey, it's cosy too.
But quilt covers can be more technical than you think. Think about specific weaves as well as washing maintenance and durability. And if you’re in a couple or buying as a gift, there’s design taste to consider!
Both cotton and linen are natural fibres so they’re fairly durable, but linen has an oh-so-soft fabric feel that’s lovely to snuggle into. Egyptian cotton is considered an exceptional material for bedding due to its long fibres and resilient weave.
Thread count is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric.
High numbers are generally up to 1000 thread count and are described as ‘hotel’ weight; the more threads found in the smaller area results in a tighter, crisper weave. Lower thread counts of around 350 to 500 have less thread per square inch and a looser, softer fabric feel.
The thread count you choose depends purely on your comfort preferences. Higher does not necessarily mean better, and it’s all down to the quality of materials used.
Quilt cover sets in king, queen and double sizes include one quilt cover and two standard size pillow cases (that should fit over your existing pillow inserts). Kids quilt cover sets, which are for single beds, usually include only one pillow case, unless otherwise stated.
For a complete bedroom look, don’t forget to style with decor accessories. Layer your bed with European pillow cases, cushions, and throws.
Ah, the age-old debate! While we’re not here to argue the proper usage of the terms quilt cover and duvet cover, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that they’re both valid. In fact, they mean the same thing!
On Zanui, we prefer to use ‘quilt cover’. But if you’re a duvet cover fan, that’s OK too! We hope you can find something pretty to brighten your bedroom in our extensive range.
And now, for a quick how-to tutorial 😉 If getting your quilt into the cover is a serious struggle, check out our cheat’s way: