What is a difference between coverlet, quilt and bedspread?

Coverlet, quilt bedspread are all used for decoration bed covering purposes.

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  • one of the most traditional forms of bed coverings
  • quilt is usually about the same size or slightly larger than a coverlet, but is thicker and warmer and used for warmth
  • made up three layers of fabric mainly patchwork designed can come in a variety of patterns and colors
  • often hand-stitched and due to their pieced together construction, they require much more delicate care than a strongly woven coverlet
  • due to their size and decorative quality, they are not designed to achieve a pillow tuck, as some bedspreads are
  • lightweight , breathable and provide enough warmth in our bed

What is a duvet cover?

Duvet cover is a protective layer that slips over the comforter and has closure. Duvet cover as pillow to pillowcase. Typically filled with down, features or synthetic fibers called comforter. Duvet cover sold separately from comforters or other coordinating bed linens and they are removable cover,  easily changeable, you can simply swap out one duvet cover for another.

Functions of the duvet cover:

  • allow you to quickly change the look of your bedroom style with simple switch of the duvet cover
  • protective cover
  • protect comforter during use
  • keeps comforter clean
  • easy to wash most duvet covers are machine washable and lightweight
  • duvet cover can easily be slipped off and washed with the rest of your bedding

PILLOWCASES are defined by the following criteria:

      • Open at one end
      • Purpose is to protect the pillow
      • intended for sleeping on

PILLOW SHAM is defined by the following criteria:

    • Open in the back side or have button or zipper closure
    • Purpose is for decoration more finished look
    • Typically contains tuck flap on back
    • All four sizes ofter finished with flange or cording