When the blanket and quilt season is over, they should be stored properly. This means washing and drying them. Here we will clarify all the doubts about washing blankets and duvets that can arise when we find ourselves in a sea of data, but also how blankets and duvets actually differ.
THE DIFFERENCE IN WASHING BLANKET AND BED COVERS
While the quilt is predominantly a fabric consisting of several layers, of which the upper is a decorative pattern, the middle serves for warmth while the lower serves for softness. It is assembled by stitching all three layers into a single quilt.
The blanket usually consists of one layer, and cashmere, fleece, cotton, synthetics, etc. can be used as material.
The main differences are in the weight of these two blankets, the technique of making and the thickness, where the quilt is heavier and thicker than the blanket. It should be noted that blankets have the properties of a kind of insulation and, unlike duvets, are more resistant to fire.
HOW TO WASH DUVETS AND COVERS?
As we do not wash quilts and blankets often, but only a few times a year, it would be good to perform the washing process in a few steps.
Before the main wash, the quilt or blanket should be soaked for some time in cold water to achieve a better effect on the wash itself.
The covers are exposed to constant dust, so this step serves us to get rid of the top layer of dirt.
ON WHICH TEMPERATURE TO WASH DUVETS AND BLANKETS?
The machine wash temperature is usually written on the declaration of the cover itself, although it is mostly washed at 30 or 40 degrees – unless the declaration of course says otherwise. In the washing itself, it is important to provide a large amount of water in the drum, because only in this way can we be sure that all the dirt is washed thoroughly.
If the drum on your home washing machine is not big enough, we recommend that you leave this job to your local laundromat.