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Orkney Linen Summer Cover


Also available in Smooth and St. Barts linen.

A summer cover is somewhere between a sheet and a bed cover — just what you need for hot summer nights. The summer cover was inspired by requests from customers in Texas, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, who know all about living in hot climates. It is a single layer of fabric, with linen’s characteristic cool, crisp ‘hand’. Use it instead of a sheet and slip in underneath — aaaah — bliss… Centre panel and two side panels, covered seams, three inch hems and mitered corners look neat and structured whether the bed is made or not. If I can't talk you out of a top sheet with your duvet, consider trying the more versatile Summer Cover instead.


Product Information

No CalKing size. The king is large enough for a CalKing bed.

You might be interested in my Summer Bed: a Summer Cover with a sheet and two pillow slips.

Material: 100% Linen. Heavyweight "Orkney"
twin        76" wide x 100"
queen     105" wide x 100"
king        120" wide x 100"
Care: Machine wash with a small amount of gentle detergent, not Tide. Tumble dry on hot or medium, and remove from the dryer while still very slightly damp so wrinkles do not set. Shake the fabric out flat and smooth it with your hands. If you can dry outside, let fresh air and sun work their magic.

Other: The Orkney Summer Cover has two long seams running parallel to the sides of the bed.

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    William Cook
    United States

    Orkney Summer Cover

    Thank you for an excellent product, perfect for hot and humid summers. Professional, responsive,friendly, and helpful customer service, too.

    William Cook verified customer review of Orkney Summer Cover
    Deborah Cleveland
    United States


    I have enjoyed all of my products that I have purchased through Rough Linen. I'm saving my pennies for a duvet cover and if we continue to sleep with the window open I will need that duvet cover sooner than later!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    Deborah Cleveland verified customer review of Orkney Summer Cover
    Marcia Feldman
    United States

    Love it!

    The Summer Cover is perfect for the Texas heat/menopausal combo.; it keeps my sweet husband comfortable, too. When it wrinkles too much, for my taste, I simply spray it with water, smooth it out with my hands, and put the ceiling fan on high, for 20 minutes. If I ever win the lottery, I will purchase one in every color.

    Marcia Feldman verified customer review of Orkney Summer Cover
    Elizabeth Clark
    United States

    Rough Linen exceeds expectations!

    This Summer Cover in Dusk is so beautiful. I'd wear it if I could, I love it that much. I have purchased a good deal of Tricia's linen; it never fails or disappoints. No matter what I buy, the linen has it's own distinct 'hand' and it's all quality; from heavier Orkney to the light loft of Myriad. Sleeping under a Summer Cover is awesome! It makes me feel happy- I pull it up to my nose and sleep enveloped in fine, scented softness. I guess you can tell I love it.

    Elizabeth Clark verified customer review of Orkney Summer Cover
    Carolyn Neal
    United States

    Great discovery

    I dearly love the summer cover and have given one as a gift. It really doesn’t wrinkle that much, is just the right weight for us (my husband prefers a top sheet under the summer cover, but that’s a personal preference), and really makes up nice. I’m so glad I discovered this at Rough Linen and can highly recommend it.

    Carolyn Neal verified customer review of Orkney Summer Cover


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