When it comes to fabric, thread count is the best indicator of the quality of sheets. Thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch in the fabric. A thread count of 200 or higher is pretty good, while a 300 thread count or higher tends to be superior in quality. A thread count less than 200 is often unacceptable and, though cheaper to buy, costs more in the long run because it will wear out much sooner. Fitted sheets wear out sooner than the flat sheet, so investing in quality, coordinating sheets can extend the life of a complete matching bedding set.
INVENTOR. JAMES L COBB BY 71% M JZZ 4E M A TTORNE Y5 United States Patent 3,114,156 FITTED SHEET James L. Cobb, Clemson, S.C., assignor to J. P. Stevens & Co., Inc, New York, N.Y., a corperation of Delaware Filed May 1, 1962, Ser. No. 191,464 2 Claims. (Cl. -334) The invention is related to bed sheets and more particularly to bed sheets known as fitted sheets which are adapted to partially enclose a mattress and to be held neatly in position on the mattress.
In order to apply and remove fitted sheets from a mattress, it is usually necessary to fold or distort the mattress considerably, particularly at the corners, which requires a considerable amount of eiiort and labor. Moreover, there is a tendency for the sheet to rip due to the great amount of strain caused by fitting the sheet over and removing it from the corners of the mattress.
It is an object of this invention to provide an improved fitted sheet that can be fitted onto and removed from a mattress with a minimum amount of effort.