Comforter- Single $15.95 + Double $18.95+ Queen $22.95+ King 25.95+
Down Duvets- Single $27.95+ Double $30.95+ Queen $32.95+ King $36.95
Duvet cover-Single $12+ Double $15+ Queen $20+ King $21+
Bedspread-Single $15.95+ Double $18.95+ Queen $22.95+ King $25.95+
Blanket- Single $13 Double $15 Queen $16 King $17
Sleeping Bag-Single $16 3/4 $18 Double $21 Down Extra
Pillow Sham $5
Throw Pillow $8
Feather Pillow $30 Queen $31 King $32 Down Extra
Drapes-Unlined .34vSq Foot Lined .38 Sq Foot
Sheers- .28 Sq Foot
Blinds- Vertical $9 per ft Venetian $9 per ft
Cushion cover $6
Couch Cushion - Single $12 Double $16 Triple $20
Patio Cushion-Single $8 Double $12 Triple $16
DLI's Consumer News You Can Use: Vol. 43
Draperies can susceptible to a wide variety of problems, ranging from shrinkage and fading to stains and abrasion damage. Too often we only think of cleaning draperies after they’ve been framing our windows for a few years. Sometimes problems can develop over time while they are just hanging there, doing their job of beautifying out homes.
What problems are associated with draperies?
Because draperies are exposed to atmospheric conditions in greater concentrations and for longer periods of time than most garments and textiles, they can encounter a number of problems. Often these problems do not become evident until the item has been drycleaned or washed.
Some of the more common problems associated with draperies are damage due to light exposure; poor colorfastness; yellowing due to the deterioration of finishes or soil accumulation; water marks; shrinkage; abrasion damage; and deterioration of the coating or lining during cleaning. Some of these problems are a result of defects in manufacturing.
Others, however, such as damage due to light exposure, yellowing due to soil accumulation, water marks, and abrasion damage, can usually be attributed to circumstances of use.
What can you do to make your draperies last?
The American National Standards Institute's Fair Claims Guide for Consumer Textile Products gives the following life expectancies for draperies: • Lined Draperies 5 years • Unlined Draperies 4 years • Sheer Draperies 3 years • Fiber Glass Draperies 4 years.
How long a drapery lasts depends on the fabric type and density, finishes, window location, and length of use. But it also depends on their selection and the care they receive. Here are some tips to help you keep your draperies looking great:
• To protect drapes against yellowing due to excess staining and soiling, clean the drape at least once a year.
• It is best that you have your drapes cleaned by a cleaner who is experienced in the cleaning of drapes and is knowledgeable in drapery problems.
• Protect drapes from prolonged dampness. Moisture from rain, leaky pipes, or condensation from window panes can result in water marks and mildew.
• If possible, rotate draperies periodically to vary the amount of light exposure received.
• Protect drapes from abrasion damage by avoiding constant rubbing on window sills or furnishings while in use. Abrasion damage can also be caused by a family pet snagging the fabric with sharp claws.
• Keep draperies away from the kitchen, wood stoves, or fireplaces. Smoke from wood stoves, fireplaces, and cigarettes; cooking fumes; and other atmospheric contaminants can contribute greatly to drapery soiling.
The following is an newsletter provided to DLI members (the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute) Find out more about the DLI here: http://www.dlionline.org/
Just after the holiday season, retailers bet the bank that you’re not all shopped out. They want to draw you in with their after-Christmas sales, such as the white sales for bedspreads, comforters, sheets, and linens. Perhaps the impulse to redecorate your bedroom will draw you to their store or website.
A bedspread is an outer covering for a bed that goes over the sheets and blankets. It is usually a
decorative component of the bed set.
A comforter is a quilted bed cover. The cover consists of an outer face fabric, a center batting (usually a fiber mat or down), and a backing fabric. These three layers are held together with a stitched pattern or simulated stitching. The comforter may be used for decorative purposes, like a bedspread, or in place of a blanket.
Unlike clothing care labels, which provide instructions for how to properly care for the garments, the Federal Trade Commission’s Care Label Rule does not require permanent labels on home furnishing fabrics. Most bedspreads and comforters are sold with care instructions on a hang tag, a temporary label, or on the packaging.
Six Secrets to making your Household Textiles Last!While we are clothing care experts, we also know a thing or two about household textiles, which, in addition to bedspreads and comforters, include draperies and curtains, blankets, upholstery, slipcovers, decorative pillows, rugs, and heirloom textiles.
To protect and prolong the beauty of your household textiles, remember these basic tips:
1. Protect all furnishings from sunlight, fumes, and pets. 2. Damage, like tears, should be repaired immediately. 3. Vacuum and/or brush to remove dust regularly. 4. Follow the cleaning recommendations. 5. Do not allow the item to become extremely soiled, and have any stains removed immediately. 6. Do not store household textiles that are not clean and stain-free.
One Final Note (Caution, a strong opinion is coming - from me - not the DLI)
Ditch the dust ruffle! They act as filters and catch dust lint and debris. Unless you clean them regularly, every other month, they are not clean. They are difficult to remove, difficult to clean and they keep the dirt trapped right at your bed where you spend hours sleeping and resting. In my opinion, they are a health hazard!