Matelasse is produced in Portugal where finer cotton yarn is used to create this form of bedding. Not only do they look beautiful, they are extremely durable and their texture improves after every wash. The product first originated in France and is padded and cushioned; it provides with a double woven texture which resembles a quilt. The designs made on the fabric stays forever, and as mentioned earlier, it beautifies even more after every wash. The fact that it is made from 100% cotton, ensures that is safe for the soft skin of children as well. It is a double-weave jacquard fabric and has an heirloom quality.
Instead of a comforter or quilt, matelasse can be easily used as a very lightweight bed cover. The product has the ability to change the entire look of the bedding making it look pristine and comfortable, especially during the hot summer months. The fact that it can be used instead of a blanket is an added advantage, as one will not have to layer different forms of beddings, this multi-purpose bed spread can be doubled as just about anything. During the cold seasons, it can be used over a quilt or blanket for some extra comfort, plus it will keep the quilt clean as well.
The quality of being easy to launder makes it a favorite over quilts, blankets and comforters. You do not have to send them for dry cleaning or to other cleaners; because it is machine-wash friendly it can be washed at home without any hassles. Matelasse is so popular because it beautifies after every cleaning, as the raised designs which are created on the loom, rise after every wash.
Even though matelasse has so many qualities, it is quite reasonably priced. You will not have to shy away from buying this bed cover as it will definitely fit your budget. It is like wine, the older it gets the better it becomes. Many online sites have this kind of beddings at discounted prices, and must be checked out; there is a lot of variety available as well.