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Hi Thread count fabric to puchase yards?

Me1 | Posted in General Discussion on

I am enamored by high count Egyptian  sheets and pillows cases.?  Yes I have not found anyplace that sells this fabric by the yard.  800 count or more.?

I also read about sateen Egyptian cotton and regular Egyptian cotton? What is the difference?  Is this all hype or real?  If it is real why  can we not purchase this higher thread count cotton by the yard to make pillowcases?  Or whatever?

I have purchased 2 sets of 800 count Egyptian sheets,  and they just feel remarkable.  But I want to have the ability to make my own pillowcases with this same fabric?

Do not tell me to just purchase sheets and cut them up?  That is very expensive? 

But I wonder if the claims are true that this Egyptian cotton is really better or not?  Hmmm?  When you purchase fabric it does not give you the thread count information on the label?  Hmmm?

Well if anyone can shine any information on this question I would be very grateful?

Thank you

 

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  1. rekha | | #1

    >>I have purchased 2 sets of 800 count Egyptian sheets

    I am staggered. The genuine counting only goes as high as 280. I got Peter Reed's and they are about that sort of range of counts per sq inch. Supima claim to have 400/sq in. I got one from Lands End, but they are not as crisp as Peter Reed

    Where did you get the sheets from?

  2. HeartFire | | #2

    Egyptian cotton is supposed to have a longer fiber than many other cottons, The fiber from the cotton plant can range anywhere from 1/2 inch to 2 or 2 1/2 inches in length. the longer lengths will give you a less 'fuzzy' appearance when its spun into thread (there won't be so many ends) and it gives a stronger thread hence stronger fabric. The sateen refers to the weave of the fiber into fabric as is a 'satin' type of finish - satin wether silk or polyester is from a 'filament' yarn - one long continuous thread such as silk cotton is a 'staple' meaning its short bits of fiber spun together to make a long thread. Sateen is the same weave as the satin, only using staple fibers not filament yarn. when woven, the sateen/satin weave, more threads are passed over the top of the warp threads (the lengthwise threads) this gives that luxurious finish to the fabric, but does leave it more vulnerable to pulls and pilling.

    Hope this helps, Judy

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