BEDSPREAD: Bed cover which reaches to the floor.
CORDED BOTTOM EDGE: Cording (usually a large or jumbo size) is added to bottom edge of spread.
CORDED MATTRESS EDGE-Cording (usually small)is added to seam between drops and top of spread. Also referred to as welting: in either case the result is called a fitted spread.
COVERLET: Bed cover that reaches only part way to floor. Used with a Dust Ruffle, or Petticoat.
DROP: The portion of bed cover that covers the sides and foot of bed. On a bedspread it averages about 21 ” – on a coverlet about 13″.
DUST RUFFLE OR PETTICOAT: That portion made to fit over box springs and hide bed frame.
CORNER, BELL: Foot corners of the spread are rounded and cause the corner to assume a bell-like shape. Also called a cascade corner.
CORNER, BOXED: Split corner seamed together to form-fit bed corner.
CORNER, DRESSMAKER: Dust ruffle, straight sides with fullness on corners.
CORNER, HUGGER: Constructed like a fitted sheet to form fit mattress corner.
CORNER, KICK PLEAT OR INVERTED PLEAT: Cover slit at the foot and a pleated unquilted piece inserted.
CORNER. SPLIT with GUSSET: Cover is slit at the foot corners and a quilted gusset attached to point of mattress corners. Can be used on bedspread that does not have welt at mattress edge.
CORNER, WRAP-AROUND: Foot corners are slit and ends of side are hidden beneath the foot drop.
DUVET: Decorative slip cover for a pouf.
POUF: A sack or tick containing pure white goose down.
SHAM, REGULAR OR SELF SHAM: That portion of spread that covers the pillow and goes back over to the head of bed and down behind the pillows. (20″ allowed.)
SHAM, REVERSE: No allowance is made in the length of spread but a separate piece is
made and attached at the head of the spread that comes back over the pillows. (Usually 36″ long.)
SHAM, FRENCH: This is a reverse sham attached only across the mattress width, side drops are not attached .
SHAM, SEPARATE: A separate piece made to cover the pillows, not attached to the spread.
SHAM, SEPARATE PILLOW: A cover for individual bed pillows with overlapping panels in back for insertion of pillow.
TABLE COVER: Covers the entire table with table topper being the small piece of material covering over the tablecloth.