A number that indicates the quantity of threads per square inch in a sheeting fabric and is a good indicator of quality. A good baseline standard is 200. The highest thread count made in the United States is 310.
The actual number of threads going in either direction in one square inch of cloth.
Different levels of softness are measured by the thread count in sheets. The higher the thread count, the tighter the weave of the sheet, the smoother and softer a sheet gets.