When shopping for a new quilt cover, you’re probably just be focusing on the colour or cool design. You might be looking for a bedroom refresh or just simply in the market for a fresh bed set. What you might not realise is that there is so much more to a quilt cover than colours and patterns.
Shopping for high-quality quilt covers isn’t as easy as it sounds. We’re here to tell you what features you should be looking out for when shopping for a quilt cover.
Button closure vs zips
One thing you need to decide first is if you want quilt covers that have buttons or zippers. Is there a difference between the two?
A zip might sound great because it is quick and easy to zip the cover shut, but that’s where the advantages end. Here are some of the reasons we love buttons.
- If your zipper gets stuck or breaks, that’s it. Zips can be costly to fix or replace, and it almost isn’t worth it for a quilt cover.
- Buttons may take a minute longer to do up, but they will always work. A broken or missing button is an easy fix compared to zippers.
A good quality quilt and sheet set can be pricey, so protecting your investment is necessary. You need a reliable and durable quilt cover for that.
What makes a quilt cover strong?
Some people say an indicator of quality is a high thread count per square inch. The larger the thread count, the stronger and softer a cover is. However, that’s not always the case, especially if you’re looking at bamboo sheet sets.
The Ecosa Bamboo Quilt Cover is super strong and durable due to the use of natural fibres. The result is soft, luxurious material that keeps you cosy all night long.
Have you noticed that your duvet or quilt comes with loops or clips in each corner? This is so your quilt cover can securely clip into place, if the cover has corner ties.
Also known as duvet ties, these nifty little features are what keeps your quilt in place inside the cover, instead of moving around and bunching up at one end, leaving you constantly fiddling and fixing your quilt back in place.
The Ecosa Bamboo Quilt Cover has clips instead of ties, meaning your quilt is extra secure inside it’s cover, as ties can sometimes come undone.
Duvet covers and body temperature
To some, the thickness of bed linens or pillowcases is a sign of the quality of the material and to an extent, that’s true. With duvet cover sets though, thickness isn’t exactly everything.
While a higher thread count means a thicker product, going overboard makes it too thick to be comfortable. It might have a soft feel, they won’t be any good when you’re sweating buckets.
Should you sacrifice thread count for breathability? You don’t have to.
The Ecosa Bamboo Quilt Covers balances thread count and airflow. How do we do that? The secret is using sateen weave to give you that silky-smooth feel without making it too brittle. That also allows for breezier sleep and you feeling refreshed on waking up.
People used to debate whether cotton sheets are better than microfibre ones but when talking about breathability, bamboo-based fabric comes out on top. Like bed sheets, your duvet covers should be breathable. Experience that with the Ecosa Bamboo Quilt Cover.
Whether you’re rocking a king size duvet or the smallest size, your covers must be machine washable. Any quilt cover that isn’t machine washable is just going to give you extra work and hassle on washing day.
Aside from saving time, machine washing your quilt covers also helps you reduce expenses. Going to the cleaners regularly with a heavy load isn’t cheap, so machine washable covers is the practical choice.
Although we’re often stationary while sleeping, our skin and hair shed follicles and secretes oils that when allowed to build up, gives off a distinct scent. Same goes for dried sweat, especially on hot summer nights. This can be particularly irritating for sensitive skin.
That’s why you should regularly change bed sheets and quilt covers to avoid stinking up your room. Or you could buy an odour-resistant one.
The Ecosa Bamboo Quilt is a good example of how quilt covers shouldn’t retain certain smells. Aside from smooth textures, our use of bamboo based fibers gives our covers the ability to repel smells that plain cotton quilt covers can’t. This doesn’t give you permission to stop washing your bedding, but you can stretch the time between washes.
Another overlooked feature that quilt covers should have is sustainability. Was it made with eco-friendly materials and made through responsible manufacturing?
Unlike other markets, you don’t have that many sustainable options when it comes to bedding and sleep essentials.
With the Ecosa Bamboo Quilt Cover, you’re assured of a clean conscience when sleeping. From Super King to Single, all sizes of our covers, really, all our products, are made responsibly sourced raw materials. We care about your sleep and the environment in equal measure.
Time for a new quilt cover?
We thought of everything when creating the Ecosa Bamboo Quilt Cover. It’s the perfect companion to most quilts, but works best when paired with the Ecosa Silk Quilt. Thinking of upgrading your bedding? Look no further than Ecosa’s luxurious bedding range today.