Sheets that don't specify any particular type of weave are generally a basic weave with the same amount of threads in the weft and warp. These tend to be low thread count and quite inexpensive. When it comes to named weaves, the two most common are percale and sateen.
When shopping for new bed sheets or other bedding items, it's helpful to not only be familiar with the various types of fabrics and fibers, but also to understand the different weaves. What does percale mean? Is sateen the same as satin? What's microfiber? The answers aren't complicated, but knowing them makes it easier to choose the perfect bedding for your needs, whether that's warm sheets for winter, lightweight sheets for summer, or a duvet, sham or throw pillow. Here are brief descriptions of the most common weaves and fabrics you are likely to encounter.
by Billy D. Dennis on Aug 10, 2018 Bed Sheets