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Frequently asked blanket, bedding and throw questions plus bedding related word definitions
Here you will find the answers to most questions which you may have about our blanket and bedding products or your blanket sites services and policies. Simply select from the links below or scroll down the page to view our helpful word definitions. If you cannot find an answer to a question or concern that you might have, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers.
Barrier Weave fabric is purposely tightly woven and specially finished to be up to three times more leak proof than none barrier weave fabrics so Down and Feathers cannot sneak out ensuring long lasting comfort and fill power for years to come. BarrierWeave™ fabric is what guarantees that your down blankets, comforters or feather beds will continue to be warm, soft and fluffy even after years of washing.
Bed sizes will vary slightly do to
the fact that mattresses come in various depths. The guidelines below show the
standard mattress measurements. We recommend that you measure the top of your
bed and sides of the mattress to be sure that you order the size bedding
blanket that would most suit your needs.
A blanket is usually a square or rectangular shaped piece of cloth, generally
intended to keep people warm, especially while they sleep. It can be
distinguished from sheets by its thickness and its intention; the thickest
sheet is still thinner than the lightest blanket, because blankets intend to
warm people, while sheets are for hygiene, comfort and aesthetics.
Biederlack of America
Biederlack of America was one of the largest manufacturers of Jacquard woven high pile blankets and throw blankets in the United States. With more than a century's worth of experience they created quality Jacquard Woven throws and Fleece blankets with the finest materials, cutting-edge technology and constant attention to every detail. You can always take comfort in a Biederlack Blanket! Sadly, Biederlack has now closed.
Egyptian Cotton is regarded as the finest cotton in the world. A fine, extra-long, lustrous staple cotton grown in Egypt. Longer staple fibers produce a softer, higher luster fabric. The consumer identifies Egyptian Cotton with quality.
Natural or man-made units of matter which can be spun into a yarn or made into a fabric by various methods. The essential properties of fibers to be spun into yarn include a length of at least 5 millimeters, flexibility, co-hesiveness, and sufficient strength. Other important properties include elasticity, fineness, uniformity, durability, and luster.
A soft, bulky, deep-piled, knitted or woven fabric. Everyone enjoys a fleece blanket because fleece blankets are extremely soft to the touch and comfortably warm.
A pattern consisting of columns or rows of short slanted parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and all the lines in the adjacent columns sloping the other way; (similar to a zigzag effect). It is often used in weaving, masonry (commonly found in patios, or brick walkways), parquetry (flooring) and embroidery stitch patterns.
A weaving process invented by Joseph Jacquard in 1801 allowing complex and complicated patterns to be woven. A jacquard woven blanket/throw pattern is woven right into the product and will not wash off, wear down or fade away. Today it is one of the most widely used processes in the world to produce many fabrics. The Jacquard process allows for a textured finish, with the ability to use varying types of patterns and yarns in the same piece for the layered, dimensional effect used in some bedding or blanket throws. These qualities are what make Jacquard Woven blankets so desirable to touch and fun to own.
Mercerization is a treatment for cotton fabric and thread employed to give cotton a more lustrous appearance and greater strength. The fibers then take dye better with brighter, deeper colors and do not shrink as much when washed as unmercerized cotton does. Mercerized cotton blankets also are more resistant to mildew and also more resistant to lint. Long staple fiber lengths respond best to mercerization. The series of processes was devised by John Mercer (scientist) in the middle of the 19th century.
Softer and Warmer than Fleece, Microplush® fabric is a hi-tech innovative material twenty years in the making knitted with a fine denier acrylic fiber making it light and incredibly soft and comforting to the touch. Microplush throws and blankets are machine washable and naturally colorfast, water, stain, ordor and mildew resistant. Microplush® the irresistable feel like a hug fabric!
The upright ends of yarn, whether cut or looped that form the weaving surface of the material. Sometimes called the face or nap. Many Biederlack blankets, and throw blankets are high pile blankets which give them an extra soft almost "furry feel."
A fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or other material with an even thick, deep pile, longer, softer and less dense than velvet pile. Luxurious.
A synthetic fiber used for its strength and resistance to ultraviolet
deterioration. It does not have the stretch and elasticity of nylon and, as a
result, will often last longer. Biederlack blankets are made of a micro fiber
acrylic polyester blend.
Often a smaller size than a bedding blanket, a throw, also known as a throw blanket is not only used for decorative purposes but for convenience as well. Stadium blankets and picnic blankets are just a couple examples of throws.
A tropical American plant (Gossypium hirsutum) widely cultivated for the woolly lint that surrounds its seeds.
A fabric composed of two sets of yarns and formed by weaving, which is the interlacing vertically and horizontally of these sets. By using various combinations of the three basic weaves (plain, twill and satin), it is possible to produce an almost unlimited variety of constructions.
We believe that our bedding blankets and throw are of the finest quality and craftsmanship available, buy one today and we can honestly guarantee that you will be amazed at the luxuriousness which it will bring into your relaxation experiences.
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We hope that this FAQ information is helpful to you and will bring you a little more understanding about blankets and their making. We want you to know that we truly value you as a customer and will do whatever is necessary to earn your continued business!
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approach to customer service. It was very refreshing to find this in this computer age. Also the quality of the blankets is fantastic. Thanks very much.
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