The types of blankets


A blanket is the best choice for those who love to sleep longer or just lie in bed. It retains heat well, are absorbent and dries quickly. And articles of sheep's wool (especially Merino) have healing properties. Also on sale you can find models from the wool of camels, goats and llamas – they are usually made into rugs or quilts.


Very warm and almost weightless blankets under them to sleep comfortably even in the hot summer. As gaskets are often used goose and duck down and feathers, less fluff loons. If you purchase a combined product, with the percentage of natural filler in the mixture should not be below 40%. Also when you purchase blankets should pay attention to the quality of the stitched: better if the canvas will be stitched in small squares.

Cotton (cotton)

This type of filler was very common a few decades ago thanks to affordable and good heat-saving properties. Today, this material is rapidly losing popularity because of the emergence of lighter and cheap synthetic substitutes, which are in many ways superior to the outdated cotton wool.

Options blankets

There are several techniques of tailoring of the blankets used for various fillings:

  1. Quilts are made by a special quilting machine that sews the filler into the cover, punching through all the outer and inner layers. This method is suitable for sewing accessories with a solid, not crumbling filler: wool, cotton, vegetable and synthetic fibers,you can buy buy any blanket in the store like here
  2. If instead of squares quilt stitched fancy patterns, so before you carolana model. These products are more expensive, often complex patterns are derived manually.
  3. Cluster method is used for sewing duvets and models with silicone balls. Here the product is divided into separate cells (magazine), inside of which is filled with filler. Due to the solid walls he did not "roam" around the case and not break at the corners.
  4. A special subspecies of cluster technology is sewing quilts clusters. In this case, the section on the canvas are sewn in a checkerboard pattern, allowing the filler to move inside the product. Shaking a blanket, you can make it warmer in some areas – for example, in the legs, if you feel very cold.


The right quilt should match the length of the bed (if you correctly picked her for their own growth), width can be choose at their discretion.

For reference, we present the most common sizes of blankets, which focus on the manufacturers of linen, but from different factories, they may be slightly different.

One person will approach half the size of the domestic standard 1,4 x 2,05 m or 1 Euro,55х2,15 m;

Lovers who sleep together under one blanket, need daspalla 1,72х2,05 m or 2x2,2 m. There are other less common sizes are 2x2 and 2,2x2,4 m.

Sold for baby blanket 1,1x1,4 and 1,2x1,2 m

Cover material

Whatever filler blankets, the material from which made the case, very important. It needs to be pleasant to the touch, durable, have a high hygroscopicity and air permeability. Such properties can boast natural fabrics: crisp cotton, teak, satin. Expensive products also used silk. Quality artificial fillers are often sutured in a dense and smooth polyester fabric. Some manufacturers (not cheap) is additionally impregnated with the matter of the covers, antibacterial, dirt-repellent, antistatic treatment – silver, aloe Vera and other nutrients.

The degree of heat

When buying blankets for different seasons should be considered, as they are warm. In addition, each person has his peculiarities of thermoregulation. For example, elderly people are freezing even in summer, and for kids overheating is dangerous.

The degree of heat usually specified by the manufacturer on the label or packaging of the product in the form of several suns:

1 - The maximum figure 5 – a very warm blanket in which the density of the filler exceeds 350 g/m2;

2 – warm enough, the density is from 300 g/m2;

3 – all-season (standard) the product is increased to 300 g/m2;

4– light weight, has a filler weight of about 200-220 g/m2;

5.1 – very light summer quilt with a density of less than 200 g/m2.