What is a comforter?
A comforter is known by many names. Some people call it a comforter while others call it a duvet or a continental quilt. All the terms means the same with a little difference in them. A comforter is basically two pieces of fabric that are sewn together and filled with various fillings to keep you cozy and warm at night. The material that you choose for filling the comforter affects the amount of warmth that it offers to you. Just like quilts comforter are also laid on top of the bed sheet.
Comforters are filled with natural fillings such as polyester, down feathers, wool or silk. The material that is used to fill in the comforter determines the level of insulation that it will provide and its weight. You can also get fur comforter if you are in love with fur just like us.
Comforters are also stitched in different patterns and designs to distribute the fillings in it evenly. The design and the stitching provide the comforter with consistency and comfort. You don’t want all the filling to gather at one side while you are just left with the fabric over you. Stitching ensures that the filling remain intact in each pocket so that it doesn’t get distributed unevenly.
Just like pillows, comforters are also covered with cover to keep them clean and protected. These covers also also added to add extra beauty and elegance to your bedding. These covers usually come with zippers thus are easy changeable and washable. Most people prefer white bedding but kids and teenagers love brightly colored comforters which is where the covers come in handy.
Comforters come in a variety of sizes and designs depending on the size of your bed. You will find a twin, full, queen, king, and Cal-king size comforter in the market. You can also get your comforter resized if it is too big or too small for your bed. It will cost you some extra bucks because your will be having customize comforter for your bed. The typical sizes of the comforter are given below to help you shop for a comforter for your bed.
• Twin = 64″ (163 cm) width × 87″ (221 cm) length
• Queen / Full = 87″ (221 cm) width × 87″ (221 cm) length
• King = 101″ (257 cm) width × 90″ (229 cm) length.