Frequently Asked Questions
What is your store address?
While our offices are located at 41 Chestnut Street in Lewiston, Maine 04240, we do not have a walk-in outlet store anymore. This address is our business location only, NOT a walk-in outlet store. We accept phone-in, internet, and mail-in orders. This address is our mailing address, so if you prefer to submit your order through the mail the above address is the appropriate address to use. However, please do not make a special trip to Lewiston, Maine only to see our store – you will be disappointed to find that we no longer have a walk-in outlet store.
What is the difference between a bedspread and a coverlet?
A bedspread is made to reach the floor, while a coverlet is made to showcase a coverlet underneath. The standard drop of a bedspread measures 21″, while the coverlet only falls 13″.
What are the standard sizes of bedspreads?
Twin: 80″ x 110″, Full: 96″ x 110″, Queen: 102″ x 116″, King 120″ x 120″
What are the standard sizes of coverlets?
Twin: 66″ x 102″, Full: 78″ x 102″, Queen 84″ x 110″, King 102″ x 110″
Do I have to purchase shams?
No, all our bedspreads and coverlets are designed to be used with or without shams. We have designed our bedspreads to allow 15″ for the pillow tuck.
Can I wash my bedspread?
Yes. Of course you need a large washing machine, but our products are all machine washable. We recommend a gentle wash cycle with warm water. Do not use any bleach or detergent with bleach additive. Tumble dry with low heat. Remove promptly to avoid wrinkling.
How much shrinkage can I expect if I wash my bedspread or coverlet?
Our products are preshrunk. You can expect no more than 2% shrinkage, if any.
Are these bed covers completely made in the USA or imported as unfinished goods and completed in your mill?
With the exception of the Rib Cord bedspreads, each product we sell is proudly 100% manufactured in the United States by skilled craftsmen. Our rib cord bedspreads are imported.
Do you make custom sizes?
Yes, custom sizes are available for most styles in the full and queen sizes. Due to the increasing thicknesses of mattresses, our standard bedspreads may not fit all beds properly. For an additional $30 we are able to make a custom size bedspread to fit your bed, and all we need is the drop length. The drop length is the distance between the top of the edge of the bed to wherever you would like your bedspread to fall – some people prefer their bedspreads to be touching the floor, while others prefer the bedspread to fall a bit above the floor. Remember, this measurement DOES include the fringe. Our standard drop length is 21″, and we are able to customize most full and queen size bedspreads up to a 29″ drop. Once you have measured the drop length, or if you have any questions regarding the measuring process, please feel free to call Customer Service at 1-800-552-2837.
Are accessories like curtains and pillows available?
We are working to add these products to our standard line. If you just can’t wait, please call our customer service department 1-800-552-2837 and perhaps we can get some made for you. **UPDATE** Curtains are now available under Accessories!
What if I don’t like the fringe offered on the bedspread or coverlet?
You can special order the fringe on your bedspread or coverlet purchase. Please note that changing a fringe style may affect the dimensions of the bedspreads. A customer service representative will assist you if you have any questions. To place an order with custom fringe, please call 1-800-552-2837.
How long should my bedspread last?
With proper care, your bedspread should be a treasured heirloom for many years. We receive calls from people who have had their bedspreads for over 30, 40 and 50 years… and are buying another spread not because it wore out, but because they deserve a new spread.
What colors are available?
White and Antique are the standard colors for all bedspreads. In our Matelasse line, 2-tone colors are also available, including Linen (also known as old antique), French Blue (on natural), Wedgewood Blue (on white), Sage (on natural) and Quartz (on natural). We are constantly developing new designs and colors. Swatch cards are available to help you decide on the perfect color.
What is the difference between French Blue and Wedgewood Blue?
The blue thread in both the Wedgewood and French blue is the same color. The only difference between the two is that the Wedgewood Blue has a blue background with a white design, while the French Blue has a blue background with an antique design
What is the difference between a Matelasse and a Terry?
In the Matelasse style, the design is woven directly into the bedspread. If you were to run your hand across the top of a Matelasse bedspread, you would feel a smooth, soft surface. The design on a Terry bedspread is created when loops of chenille cotton are pulled upward from the fabric. If you were to run your hand across a Terry bedspread you would feel the soft loops. Swatch cards of each fabric type is available. Call customer service at 1-800-552-2837 or request online.
MATELASSE: A soft, double or compound fancy-woven fabric with a quilted appearance usually woven on a Jacquard loom. Our matelasse designs include Queen Elizabeth, Abigail, Heritage and Cape Cod among others.
CANDLEWICK: Fabric woven on jacquard looms to create fluffy tufts of soft cotton yarns closely arranged in continuous lines or spaced at intervals to create a design. Often called chenille (which is a type of very soft yarn), the name candlewick refers to fabric loops as being similar in length to the “wick of a candle”. Our candlewick designs are made of terry loop fabric.
CHENILLE: A very soft yarn used as filling in fabrics with a fuzzy appearance.
TERRY: A cotton fabric having uncut loops on one or both sides made on a dobby loom with a terry arrangement or on a Jacquard loom. Our Martha’s Choice bedspread is of terry construction and soft like chenille.
JACQUARD: A system of weaving using a pattern mechanism to permit the production of large, intricate designs. The weave pattern is achieved by a series of punched cards. The process is similar to the way a player piano works. Thousand of “punch cards” are required to weave one bedspread woven on a jacquard loom
DOBBY: A mechanical attachment on a loom to to weave small, fancy designs.