This durable denim-like canvas twill has a year history. Ticking fabrics were very tightly woven linen or cotton to prevent any quills from poking through. The textile was often waxed or starched to seal the fabric even more tightly.
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There are many books on the history of textiles—but rarely does an index mentions ticking. The purpose of this article is to provide insight into the rich history and the evolution of this important home textile that serves as the outer covering of every mattress made. Having been a corporate purchasing manager of mattress ticking—I later became frustrated on my quest to discover the genesis of the term and the technical description.
Ticking is a cotton or linen textile that is tightly woven for durability and to prevent down feathers from poking through the fabric,  and used to cover mattresses and bed pillows. Although traditionally used for mattresses and pillows, the material has found other uses, such as serving as a backing for quiltscoverletsand other bedding. Ticking is no longer restricted to a utility fabric and has found uses in interior decorating styles intending to evoke a homespun or industrial aesthetic.
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Sweet as sherbet, this duvet cover is covered in variegated pastel stripes reminiscent of a sunset. UPS is unable to deliver to P. Items shipped directly from the manufacturer and oversized items are not eligible for next day delivery. If we receive your order by 6pm PT Monday through Friday, you'll receive your order the next business day; orders placed on Friday after 6pm PT through Sunday will arrive on Tuesday.
A bed skirt, also known as a valance, is a length of material that runs around the base of the bed. It is used to hide the bed base or any items that are being stored under the bed, lending a neat, stylish appearance to your prized sleeping area. The space under the bed can be a messy vacuum of stored or forgotten items, but a bed skirt hides this and neatens the whole area.