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What is "Percale" - Definition & Explanation

A fine, plain-woven cloth of closely set combed and carded long staple cotton.
A medium weight, plain weave, low to medium count (180 to 250 threads per square inch) cotton-like fabric. End-uses include sheets, blouses, and dresses.
Plain, medium weight, cotton weave of a medium weight that is firm, smooth, with no gloss. Warps and washes very well. It is made from both carded and combed yarns. Percale sheeting is the finest sheeting available and is made of combed yarns and has a count of 200 - carded percale sheeting has a count of 180. It has a soft, silk-like feel. The thread count ranges usually from 180-100.
Percale refers to a closely woven, high thread count, cotton fabric often used for sheets and clothing.
Made for bed sheets, this fabric is extremely soft, made from combed yarn, and with a minimum 180 yarns per square inch.
A Smooth, Closely Woven, Plain Weave Fabric Often Of Cotton. Often Used As A Print Cloth For Apparel And Sheets.
a fine closely woven cotton cloth variously finished for clothing, sheeting, and industrial uses.

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