When you're shopping for your next quilt, you'll see a lot of numbers thrown around—but what do they all mean? One of the most important numbers you'll see is the GSM, or grams per square meter. This number tells you how heavy the fabric is, and that's important because it will affect how your quilt looks and feels. In this blog post, we'll break down everything you need to know about GSM so you can choose the right quilt for your next project.
What is GSM?
GSM stands for “grams per square meter.” In other words, this measurement is used to determine how much fabric is used in a given area. The higher the number, the more material is used in that area—and this affects both the warmth and breathability of your quilt. Generally speaking, lighter fabrics are better for warmer climates and heavier fabrics are better for cooler climates.
Why is GSM Important?
The GSM of your fabric will affect how your quilt looks and feels. A quilt made with lighter fabric will be drapier and have a softer feel, while a quilt made with heavier fabric will be more structured and have more body. Heavier fabrics are also less likely to show wear over time, so if you're looking for a quilt that will stand up to heavy use, you'll want to choose a fabric with a higher GSM.
How to Choose the Right GSM for Your Quilt?
100gsm vs 200gsm Quilts
100 grams per square meter microfiber quilts are lightweight and great for warm climates in Malaysia or during summer months when you need something to keep you cool at night without adding too much bulk or weight. These quilts are made with thin layers that allow air to flow through them easily, making them incredibly breathable while still providing enough warmth on cool nights. They also tend to be more affordable than their heavier counterparts.
200 grams per square meter microfiber quilts are ideal for colder weather or under air-conditioner (recommend temperature range: 15°C to 25°C) because they provide more insulation without being too thick or heavy. These types of quilts are crafted with two layers of fabric which trap heat inside while still allowing air to flow through them. This combination keeps you warm at night without making you feel too hot or stuffy. They also tend to be more expensive than the lighter versions due to their extra layer of material and insulation properties.
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When shopping for a microfiber quilt, understanding which type best suits your needs can be confusing—but it doesn’t have to be! Knowing the difference between 100gsm and 200gsm microfiber quilts can help make sure you get exactly what you need for your climate and budget. Whether you opt for a lightweight option or something heavier, understanding GSM measurements will help ensure that your new quilt provides just the right amount of warmth—without getting too hot or cold!