When a person sleeps under a quilt, it is their breath that keeps them warm. The breath causes the body heat to transfer from the body to the inside of the quilt. How long does it take for this heat exchange before a person feels too hot? In order for this process to work properly, there must be an adequate level of warmth between the outside and inside of the quilt. This concept is called “breathability”. Breathability is the ability of the quilt to allow the exchange of air between inside and outside, or in other words, air can move through the quilt.
Breathability is an important characteristic when considering a quilt because it determines how soon you will get warm when using a quilt in cold weather and how long you can use a quilt in hot weather before getting too cold. If a person uses a quilt that has poor breathability, it will trap body heat too soon, making it uncomfortable to sleep under. They can end up having to use their clothes as bedding to keep warm.
One of the most important things to ask yourself prior to purchasing a quilt is how durable it will be over time. The issue with many cheaper quilts is that they are often made from lesser quality materials, which can result in them being less durable. While you may like the look and feel of an inexpensive quilt, you should consider whether it would stand up to the test of time. If you purchase a higher end or luxury fabric workmanship, then you can rest assured that your investment will be worth it over time.
8. Molds to your body:
Quilts are the most organic of all bedding options. They are made entirely from natural fabrics, can be washed easily, and are an environmentally friendly choice.
we’ve collected a few tips that will help guide you on what to look for when selecting your next quilt purchase. Remember to shop locally for things like thread count and care instructions, as these can vary even among quilts made of the same fabric type.
1) Make sure the cover is finished with a good quality stitching along its seams, or use a serger to make sure there won’t be any loose threads sticking up after it is washed. Most quilts have just one seam down the middle of one side that needs finishing. Make sure the seams are nice and even.
2) Look for a quilt that is wide enough to accommodate a full-length mattress to keep the besdsheet secure and prevent ruffling at the corners.
3) Look for a quilt that is not too heavy, as it may put pressure on one side of your body.
4)Find out how to care for your new quilt so you can wash it regularly and maintain its longevity. This will also allow you to stay cool during those warm months when regular bedding may be too hot.
5) Look for a quilt that is made from breathable and natural fabric. Synthetic fabrics can trap heat and sweat and may even cause allergic reactions, so choose wisely.
6) Another consideration is that your quilt won’t do you any good if it’s not machine washable. Look for care labels indicating the amount of moisture rotation recommended during washing to increase longevity.
7) A quilt should fit well, so make sure it fits the mattress you will be using with it. Most people usually order their bedding one size too big, so make sure your quilt is in proportion with your box spring mattress, and if in doubt drop down a size in length and width.