Matelasse Bedspreads and Quilts
Spring is the time to put your winter duvet into storage and put on a medium weight bedspread, and we think the Matelasse bedspreads are perfect!
Matelasse is a term used to describe a particular style of bedspread or quilt.
The matelasse bedspreads above are in the basket weave design.
You can use this pattern in any bedroom. It is so versatile, as it will go with any kind of design style, and can also be used as a blanket or use it to finish the end of your bed.
Traditionally, Matelasse: ‘is a weaving or stitching technique yielding a pattern that APPEARS quilted or padded. Matelassé may be achieved by hand, on a jacquard loom, or a quilting machine. It is meant to mimic the style of hand-stitched quilts made in Marseilles, France.’ They have a textured sculptured look that appears to be padded, but actually there is no padding within the fabric. As you can imagine, there are numerous possibilities when it comes to creating intricate patterns and designs with this technique!
We have a number of different Matelasse styles in bedspreads and quilts. We think they are great for the spring through to autumn months as they are a perfect weight on top of a sheet.
Matelasse bedspreads are usually made out of 100 percent cotton. And Egyptian cotton is considered superior to most cottons since it has such a long fibre. This in turns makes the fabric woven from the fibre very soft.
The all-cotton fabric lends itself to some amazing designs that are raised to create a soft texture that makes you want to touch it. And mostly, you will find a Matelasse bedspread has been designed to be reversible.
And as most Matelasse bedspreads are made out of 100 percent cotton, they are machine washable. This makes it a great choice for your next bedspread purchase. And the more you wash your bedspread, the softer it will become (though always read the label for the care of your bedspread).
Matelasse bedspreads are true luxury!
Notes: From Wikipedia and Lovetoknow