The winter has come and you do not know how to choose from the best quilts? The assortment of quilts is huge and traders have various offers, which make it more difficult for you to choose. Maybe you do not know whether to choose a quilt stuffed with natural or synthetic stuffing? Read this article which will offer you a guide to learn everything you need to know about choosing one of the best quilts for you.
The information presented in this guide will help you with your choice and they will present the features of each type of quilt there is and it will also help you to choose according to your needs (winter quilt, summer quilt, or maybe a quilt for all seasons, the sizes, the stuffing etc.).
Very interesting is the fact that winter is the time when most people are looking to buy a new quilt. But if you choose a good quilt, you will be able to use it both in winter and in summer. But for that, you have to choose a quilt of suitable materials, one with the right density to ensure optimal heat index or even a quilt for 4 seasons.
Let’s see some reasons why you should buy one of the best quilts:
1. Save money in the long run
Perhaps at first glance, it does not seem a good deal, but you have to look at buying a quilt as a long-term acquisition, as an investment in your health and comfort. The best quilts withstand a long time without changing their structure and appearance, without getting worse, compared with a cheap and poor quality quilt, which ends up being replaced after a few seasons. A quality quilt might have a higher price at first, but in the long run, it proves a good acquisition because it lasts longer and gives you more comfort. Unlike a cheap quilt, a quality one can be used easily for 10-15 years without detriment to the comfort or your sleep quality and without damage (both interior and exterior).
2. The health of your family
Allergies, colds, backache and interrupted sleep are just some of the problems caused by the use of poor-quality quilts. A quilt of poor quality, with a plastic outer material, one that does not allow good ventilation air, nor eliminates the absorbed humidity, or one with a wrong density, will cause health problems. Some of these problems might be back pain or even colds due to excessive sweating during sleep. Thus, it will affect the quality of sleep and mood.
Instead, if you choose from good quality quilts, you will have a restful sleep without interruption due to temperature fluctuations; you will not sweat at night because it allows fresh air and the fiber removes the moisture.
3. A quiet and comfortable sleep
When you are choosing a quilt of good quality you’ll get a restful sleep without interruption during the night. The success of a successful day is a quiet and restful sleep at night, and for this, you need a good quilt.
Nothing is more unpleasant than when you wake up more tired than you went to sleep. The best quilts will assure you the best night’s sleep because you will have that warmth during the night without you overheating so hard that you sweat.
4. You can use it in all 4 seasons
A good quilt can be used successfully in all seasons and allows good air circulation and eliminates the humidity. Duvets and quilts for the summer and winter seasons are specially designed to cope with differences in climate and conditions between seasons.
Whether you decide to purchase a 4 seasons quilt (bamboo quilt) or a summer – winter quilt consisting of 2 parts, you will not regret this decision because you will benefit from maximum comfort and quality.
Now let’s see a complete guide to follow when you are confronting the choice of buying one of the best quilts from the market:
1. Quilt filling
When it comes to what is the best quilt filling, you need to understand that this is the main aspect that you should consider before choosing a quilt. Depending on the filling, it will depend on many other factors (quality, the degree of comfort, weight, heat index, etc.).
At present, there are several fillings for the best quilts, fillers which split into two categories: natural ones and the ones stuffed with synthetic filler. The natural filling consists of wool, feather, goose feathers, and bamboo. The synthetic filling consists of polyester (microfiber, nanofibres), silicone beads, etc.
The best quilts with natural fillers are generally more popular because they are fluffier, more pleasant to the touch, and they permit better air circulation. Therefore, your skin breathes better. Also, quilts stuffed with natural filling better withstand natural time compared to synthetic quilts with stuffing.
– Quilts filled with wool
Quilts filled with wool can be successfully used both in summer and winter. The wool has thermoregulation properties making it suitable for any season. Wool fibers are similar to a honeycomb that traps millions of air pockets. These air pockets are performing insulation and keep you warm in the cold winters. Quilts filled with wool are also perfect for hot summers because they have a different system of temperature control, which come into operation during the summer. Wool can absorb vapors up to a third of its weight, without becoming wet and sticky. Thus, the moisture trapped produced by the body and eliminated is diverted in the outside so moisture does not remain on the body or in the quilt.
The advantages of wool quilt: it is antiallergic, easy to clean and stays clean longer, it quickly removes accumulated moisture, it is fireproof (wool burns and melts very hard), and it is suitable for both summer and winter (making it a four seasons quilt).
Disadvantages encountered with wool quilt: it is heavier than goose feathers quilts, but considering the advantages I think it is a small price to pay for the quality.
– Goose feather quilt
Goose feathers quilt is one of the best quilts. The feather goose is a very good insulator which makes it a candidate to be optimally used to fill quilts. The goose feathers quilts ensure exceptional thermal comfort, do not encourage temperature fluctuations during the night, and they ensure adequate ventilation air which is perfect for people who sweat excessively. The higher the percentage of goose feathers, the quilt insulates better, it is warmer and more qualitative. The best goose feathers quilts are the ones that have a percentage of 100% goose feathers, but for that, you have to pay for the price.
The advantages for goose feathers quilt are: it is natural, it is very hot, it is light and fluffy, it attracts the humidity generated by the body, it thermally insulates very well, and it really lasts a long time, over 10 years.
Disadvantages of the goose feathers quilts are the fact that they require special cleaning, not at home, and they need a required periodic aeration.
– Stuffed bamboo quilts
Stuffed bamboo quilts are preferred because they have a natural material with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. They are also suitable for even the most sensitive baby. Another advantage of bamboo quilts is that it can be used both as a quilt for summer and winter. The quilt with bamboo filling is suitable both for children and adults because it provides good thermal comfort, is easy, pleasant to the touch, it can be used in all seasons and is highly resistant. However, one disadvantage of a quilt stuffed with bamboo is that it is not as easy to clean as the synthetic ones.
– Quilt filled with synthetic material
Quilt with synthetic filling is a more practical alternative for people who are willing to replace the quilt regularly and for which an easier cleaning is more important than the comfort of a restful sleep. Also, the quilts with synthetic filler are suitable for those who do not want to pay too high a price. There are many synthetic materials with which the quilts can be filled, but the most common material is the nanofiber, very very small fibers that imitate goose fluff and are very elastic. Nanofiber producers are preferred because it has a superior quality to other synthetic materials, leading to a better quality of pilots.
Thus, the advantages of synthetic quilts are: lower price than those with natural stuffing, they clean and maintain easier, they are antiallergic. One of the disadvantages of the synthetic quilt is that it is not as strong as those with natural stuffing and sometimes it gives you the feeling that you are overheating and you can not breathe.
2. The outer material
The outer fabric of the quilt is very important as it influences the quality and durability of your quilt and of your comfort. There are many materials or combinations of materials that cover a quilt, but by far, the best outer material is natural cotton. A quilt covered with 100% cotton is more friendly to your body, it allows better air circulation and therefore a better oxygenation of the skin and more importantly, it does not overheat your body.
There are quilts coated with synthetic material combined with cotton or synthetic, but we do not recommend those because they are not skin-friendly, do not allow for good air circulation and does not provide comfort during sleep.
3. Subdivision (pockets)
Subdivision or quilt pockets are very important because they keep the quilt or duvet filling together. Actually, they rather keep it intact and in the same place. You will see that quilts have multiple seams that divide the quilting stuffing, creating multiple pockets filled with stuffing.
With this process, the manufacturers of quilts ensure that the filling does not wander all over the quilt, on the contrary, does not gather all the filling in one corner of the quilt. Thus, the filling is evenly divided and fixed in these pockets all over the quilt to give the same heat index and to resist as much without it deteriorating.
4. Heat Index
When you want to choose the best pilot, you should not neglect the heat index or density quilt. To give information on the heat index, various panel manufacturers choose different variants. In some cases, the technical specifications of the product are rendered with digit heat index that represents the degree of heat that it offers. For example, 1-2 int the case of summer quilt, 3-4 for a spring-fall quilt, and in other cases, there is mentioned a density (thickness) of the quilt. On the market, there are summer quilts, winter quilts, and our favorites, four seasons quilts. The difference between these quilts is given mainly by the density and thickness of the quilt and secondary type of filling.
What is the density of the quilt and how it influences the degree of heat that it offers to quilts? It’s simple, quilt density is the amount of filler that is inserted into the quilt and it is measured with g/sqm. The more filling (goose feathers, bamboo, wool etc), the warmer it is and it is more suitable for winter.
5. The size of the quilt
The size of the quilt should be chosen depending on the size of the bed and the number of people who use it. The recommendation is that the quilt is higher than the bed so that people who use it to benefit equally from its benefits. For example, for two people and a bed of 140 x 200 cm, it is recommended a quilt of 200 x 200 cm, so that both parties benefit from it.
So you can rely completely on your choice because I made a selection of the best quilts, with the best quality to satisfy most types of requirements and needs with a range of prices to suit all budgets. The best quilts were selected taking into account the above and very important criteria.
What is the best quilt to buy, you might ask? Well, here are my recommendations:
1. Printed Quilt Coverlet Set Full/Queen Blue Floral Pattern Lightweight Hypoallergenic Microfiber “English Garden” by Bedsure
What I like most about Bedsure is that it redefines the classic style in order to create a quilt with lasting elegance and versatility. As you can see, it has a variety of prints and patterns so you could choose the one that is more to your liking. Also, this quilt is perfect because it can easily be accustomed in order to fit your personal style. It is made of microfiber which makes this quilt to be lightweight and, most importantly, durable. These materials will give you a soft and pleasant feeling while being breathable and cool. Its intense density assures completely resistance to wrinkling. It definitely looks and feels substantial quality compared to other quilts at the same price point. In short, this quilt will not only keep you warm and cozy, it will also ensure a long-term use. The thicker weight of the quilt will fit perfectly on the bed and you will get a high-end look. The super-fine fibers that make up our quilt are densely packed into the fabrication of the quilt, making it extra fuzzy and soft. What does this mean for you as a customer? Well, you are in treat for a fantastic product at a fantastic price. In my opinion, this is one of the best quilts out there.
2. Lavish Home Solid Color Bed Quilt, Full/Queen, Silver
This is another option of quilts to look for because of its lightweight and it is great for keeping cool during the warm summer nights. It also suitable for cool winter nights. Thus, you will have comfort by adding attractive texture and depth to your bedroom with the versatility of a solid color. The classic stitch will go with any decor. This quilt will certainly add a whole new aspect to your bedroom so it is fairly beautiful to consider. I really think it fulfills the requirements for the best quilts you could possibly look out for. And furthermore, it also has a wonderful style to adapt for your bedroom so take this chance.
3. Annabel Full/Queen Size, Over-Sized Quilt 3pc set 92×96″, Luxury Microfiber Printed Coverlet by Royal Tradition
With this country/cottage quilt, you will have a classic touch to your bedroom’s decor. Having a soft cotton as material, this quilt features floral and stripe print fabrics. Some of the rich colors are burgundy, green, lavender, beige, and yellow. Thus, you might benefit from its luxurious texture while getting the best comfort in your sleep. Made from 100% microfiber, it will definitely offer you the comfort and durability you need. Another advantage for you might be the fact that it is machine washable with an easy care finish.
4. Quilt Set Solid Grey Full/Queen Basketweave Pattern Lightweight Hypoallergenic Microfiber “Simone” by Bedsure
The silver color looks amazing for me, personally. The material is very soft, and I was pleasantly surprised that it comes nicely packed. The quilt has a mid-weight and is well made. The most amazing thing about it is the fact that the pattern makes it even more interesting. I think this is one of the best quilts for the money and practicability. Bedsure never disappoints because of the fact that it works so hard to provide the best quality. In this case, the design also has hypoallergenic microfiber which is very important for our health.
5. Greenland Home 3 Piece Whitetail Lodge Quilt Set, Full/Queen
This quilt looks ideal for someone who lives in a cabin or has a backwoods lodge. If you are a hunter or a sportsman, this might look like a perfect choice to have on your bedspread. I thought that this will fit perfectly with your adventurous style and it also gives kind of a vintage look. It is definitely something to keep in mind if you are still indecisive. Also, I think this will work perfeclty as a gift too, could you think of another present that will completely satisfy your friend? Imagine those cold nights when he will thank you for this.
As a conclusion, I would like to tell you that when you buy a quilt, you should be thinking about the following issues:
– The season for which you want to buy it because there are quilts for hot and the cold weather. An intelligent choice is a four seasons quilt, consisting of two quilts: one for the summer with thin padding and a spring/autumn one with average stuffing. The two can be connected, usually with Velcro around the corners, to get a thick quilt for the winter;
– The dimensions that you wish to have, taking into account the size of the bed;
– The material it is made of.
Also, let’s sum up the most important tips you certainly need:
– Quilts made of micro fiber can be used in any season and the ones made of wool and goose feathers only in the winter.
– The duration of warranty of quilts is generally eight to ten years.
– You should wash the quilt at least once a year, preferably with an organic dry cleaning.
– It is recommended that size of the quilt to be bigger than the bed.
– Read the label on the quilt to know what temperature to wash it with. The material can be damaged if the temperature is inadequate, especially if it is higher than it should be.
I hope you liked this article and that the information got to you so you could safely purchase the best quilts for you and your family. If you have something to add, I invite you to talk in the comment section down below and let me know about your experiences and preferences.