Quilts and Comforters
A traditional quilt is composed of three layers of fiber:
A woven cloth top
A layer of batting
A woven back
These three layers are stitched together by hand or by machine.
Quilts differ from other types of bedding because they are generally put together, with many pieces of material, much like a puzzle.
In some areas, depending on the culture, women participate in quilting bees. The women get together, make their pieces, and them put them together to form a quilt, using a quilting frame to do so. The hand crafted quilts, especially antiques can cost hundreds of dollar or more.
Quilts are used as a bed covering, in the nursery or toddlers room, as wall hangings for decorative purposes, and on a chilly night when lying on the sofa watching a favorite movie.
Quilts for Nursery-KIds
The day of the old chenille bedspread are essentially over with. Comforters have replaced the traditional bedspread. Comforters come in a variety of sizes, as well as the filling which may be polyester, or down.
Down filled comforters are terrific for extreme cold weather, and that bedroom that never seems to get warm. However, down filled comforters have a tendency to be high priced.
To be sure that you have enough comforter, when you have to share, it is best to purchase at least one size bigger than your bed. A queen size will hanger over a bit on full size beds, but a king would hang closer to the floor if placed on a full size bed.