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The Truth About Thread Count - Tips for SHOPPING for SHEETS.

Thread count (TC) is defined as the number of threads per inch in a fabric. It is an indicator to determine if the sheet is coarse or soft to the touch. Is THREADCOUNT all you need to know when buying sheets?  Not necessarily.  It’s just one of several factors that contribute to the overall quality. Lower thread count means that the sheet is coarser.  Higher thread count usually means the sheet is softer (and lighter) - but not always, I can tell you from experience testing sheets. The fabric will have its own unique feel which is referred to as "the hand" of the fabric. For example, if a vendor claims they are selling you a 600 TC sheet, you should...

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