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What is the difference between linen and cotton?

At MATTEO we proudly use beautiful, natural fibers for our fabric. Linen and cotton both come from plants that have been used in traditional fabric-making for centuries. Cotton is found in the seed pod of a cotton plant. It is soft, durable, and brea

Are MATTEO fabrics preshrunk?

MATTEO fabrics are preshrunk from the dying process. However, there may be minimal shrinkage (1-2%) after the first home washing.

What type of cotton does MATTEO use?

At MATTEO we insist that our mills only use the finest extra-long staple combed cotton in the world.

What is the difference between Pima and Egyptian cotton?

The quality of cotton is determined by the “staple” of the plant, which is the natural length of the fiber when picked. Pima cotton is grown in California and Texas. It is usually not as long-stapled as Egyptian cotton. This is why Egyptian cotton is

What is the difference between a Percale and a Sateen sheet?

The only difference between percale and sateen fabrics is the way they are woven. 'Percale' fabric uses a basket weave. A basket weave interlaces threads at a ratio of 1 to 1 giving it a matte finish. The weave of 'sateen' fabric interlaces the threa

Is thread count important in choosing sheeting?

The most important factor in fine fabric is the quality of the cotton that is used in weaving. Finer cotton has longer plant fibers, or 'staple'. With a longer staple the diameter of the thread can be made smaller. Finer threads can be woven closer t

What thread counts does MATTEO offer?

MATTEO offers four different thread counts:

Do MATTEO sheets wrinkle?

Most MATTEO products are made from the finest natural materials like cotton and linen that will wrinkle naturally because they do not have the artificial elasticity of synthetic fabrics. We recommend removing your MATTEO products promptly from the dr

Will MATTEO colors fade?

MATTEO dyes its fabrics using REACTIVE dyes. With care and appropriate washing rituals, MATTEO colors will last a long time. We recommend limiting the product's exposure to sunlight and only using bleach free gentle detergents. MATTEO uses VAT dyed p

What is the difference between a bedspread and a coverlet?

The purpose of both bedspread and coverlet is to protect the slept-on elements of the bed from dust as well as to provide warmth. A coverlet functions like a blanket or a large throw. A bedspread is an oversized coverlet which includes a flap to cove

How do I measure the drop for a bedspread?

Measure the length from the top of the corner of the mattress to the floor. It is important that you do not guess - the heights of platform beds and box springs vary widely, and luxury mattresses can range from 8" thick visco-elastic memory foam to 2

Why does MATTEO prefer zippers on duvet and comforter covers?

We designed our duvets covers with zippers for sleek, neat appearance and added durability. We also prefer a zipper because it is much faster and easier to use than buttons.

What is your best selling fabric?

Vintage Linen is our best selling fabric. It is available in all MATTEO colors. Linen is the fabric we have our roots in, and many of our customers maintain a loyalty to the textile as well! Percale cottons, are our next best-selling fabrics. Popular

What is the difference between a sham and a pillowcase?

Shams and pillowcases are both used to protect pillow inserts, but there are a wide variety of constructions. Even more confusing, the “Oxford pillowcase” in England is the same construction as a “standard flanged sham” in the United States. Typicall

Which size pillowcase should I buy?

MATTEO makes 2 sizes of pillowcases: a queen pillowcase to fit a standard (20” x 26”) and queen pillow (20” x 30”) and a king pillowcase to fit a king pillow (20” x 36”). Our queen pillowcase will be slightly long on a standard pillow, but will keep

Does a decorative pillow include an insert?

Yes, our decorative pillows come with a pillow insert included. They are available in 18" x 18" and 22" x 22".

Why does MATTEO make bed-panels instead of bed-skirts?

A bed-panel comes in 3 separate pieces that pin into the top of the box spring. This way the drop can be adjusted from as short as 5” to as long as 20”. This also allows you to easily attach or remove the bed-panel without having to remove the mattre

How do you install the bed panel?

MATTEO bed panels have been designed for ease of installation and care. The 3 separate panels (2 side panels and 1 side narrower foot panel) are attached to the box spring with 8 twist pins (provided).

How do you install a box spring cover?

Our box spring cover has a Velcro-tabbed opening that allows for a snug fit. It comes with a strong elastic band to put around each corner to accommodate even the thickest box spring.

What is the difference between regular King (or Eastern King) and California King mattress?

A regular King mattress is 78” x 80” while a California King is slightly narrower and longer at 72” x 84”. This mattress was invented by California mattress manufactures in order to make it more difficult for the big, East Coast mattress companies to

What is the purpose of the flat felled seams in the corners of the fitted sheets?

By enclosing and sewing down the seams in the corner, MATTEO protects the weaker edges of the fabric where threads can be loosened reinforcing the corners that receive the highest wear. This is the same kind of seam you often find in denim jeans and

MATTEO sheets are supposed to fit a 20" mattress. Why isn't the seam in the corner of the fitted sheet 20" long?

The depth of the sheet is actually measured from the center of the mattress to the bottom of the corner, not from the top of the corner to the bottom of the corner. Using shorter seams lets us bring our corners off the top of the mattress creating a

Does MATTEO make special size/custom color products?

MATTEO will make special size products if you meet the minimum order of $10,000 AND 100 pieces in that size or color.

Are MATTEO fabrics available by the yard?

Yes, all the fabrics are available by linear yard. Please see fabric price lists for correct pricing. Fabric is cut and sold in 3 linear yard pieces (listed price is for 1 yard).

How do I know if a certain fabric is in stock?

We normally stock 95% of our fabrics, so occasionally some fabrics will be out of stock. E-mail our sales department at [email protected] before placing your order to find out if your fabric is available.