What is the best winter quilt on the Market?
Every few days a customer will ask my opinion on which is the best quilt for the winter months. They have one goal in mind—they are looking for a quilt that is warm, easy to clean, not to heavy or not to light and in their price bracket. Considering how cold it has become over the past few weeks it is not unusual that this is our current hot topic and it’s a great one to answer. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most relevant quilts and show you the efficiency of each for warmth.
We have some of the most beautiful bedding in Australia and choice can sometimes become hard with so many options but the most popular quilts are:
Wool: . Wool works for you adjusting your temperature naturally by absorbing excess moisture away from your body so you remain at a comfortable and more even temperature throughout the night. I find it can be a little too heavy for me but some people like this feeling to think warm and snugly. Prices do vary but this can be a very affordable and long lasting quilt.
Feather and Down:
The best down comes from larger, more mature birds. When age and maturity are equal, goose down is better than duck down as it is a much larger bird. The mature down has an extraordinarily high warmth-to-weight ratio. A quilt or sleeping bag filled with this down will be very light and incredibly warm and it will last for decades. Probably the most expensive on the market but a high quality quilt will be long lasting. Here in Australia we mainly have a mix of the two and people who like the light feel will enjoy this quilt. The cons are the down moving during the night leaving you with cold spots.
Alpaca and Alpaca/Bamboo: This is a newer quilt on the market and well suited to our climate as it will also wick moisture away from the body and leave you with an all over warmth and no cold spots as the inner fleece is held in place with internal stitching not the outer “square” stitch. Quilt s can be heavier with the filling and a summer and winter weight can be joined together for those who feel the cold and like a weightier quilt. Well priced easily stored for both season.
Mulberry Silk: I am biased as this is my favourite quilt and I have found over the years I enjoy the more light weight option and the smooth lines of a flat quilt. Silk is warm in winter and cool in summer and has no cold spots or movement of fibre. If you do feel the cold another quilt can be added making it a very seasonable quilt. Again a quality quilt that will last for a number of years and adapts well as we get older and like a lightweight option.
Happy quilt shopping!
Do you cringe when you walk into a store and the shop assistant is suddenly by your
side and not leaving until you purchase from them?
Or how about the opposite when you have found the product you would like to buy but
there is no sales assistant in sight and when you find one they tell you it’s not their area and cant help you!
Where did we go wrong in customer service and how can we
change it? We do want help finding a size at times and we may want more
information about a product so is it wrong to assume these questions will be
answered honestly and with a degree of knowledge about the item in
Is it any wonder we are trolling the online sites for products as we can email a
quick question while our feet are on the desk and have a reply in minutes and
not feel pressured into a sale.
I always enjoyed the shopping excursions with my mum heading into town by train
spending the day in stores looking for just the right item, then lunch and the
trip home with a happy smile and a new item held
Now my daughters say they don’t have time but will look on the internet at night
while watching TV and may run into a store near Uni to check it out then make up
Is it customer service as I originally thought that drove us away or is it maybe us
that do not have the time any longer to wander and find the enjoyment of making that special purchase, finding a bargain, feeling the clothes drape around us..?
Are we the shopper to blame for our own lack of interest and the current need for
speed and not enjoyment when it comes to shopping and is this why customer
service seems to have hit rock bottom in Australia?
Food for thought.
Boys room with graphic print
Today I am surrounded by paint colours from white to off-white to antique white to soft white.... ahhhh the list goes on.
My task is to help decorate a child’s room.
Excitement is building but not about the wall colour as it currently has a soft liquorice feature wall with pale blue on the other walls. I like the thought of having a dramatic piece in the room and it doesnt always have to be an expensive item.
There are some great graphic murals you can use or a bold cover on the bed picked up in the smaller pieces scattered around the room.
Nowadays we don't define a room by the child's gender, but rather their tastes, likes and dislikes, including colour.
My favourite has always been red, so a splash here and there does wonders to introduce the colour in a subtle way.
Don't be afraid to be bold and look for pieces as you go to add to a room, they can always be a work in progress and be ever changing as the child grows.
Well, today I had an interesting conversation about how to co-ordinate and why it is so important in the bedroom.
Men, it seems, just don’t like the amount of pillows we put on the bed and then ask them to remove nightly! So when it comes to why we like to co-ordinate in the bedroom we have lost them!
At Ecosleep, we have designed out Coshee bed linen sets for adults as a 6 piece set which then includes the following:
A plain colour quilt/duvet cover with 2 matching pillow cases in cotton sateen and an attachable top sheet in white bamboo/cotton with 2 matching pillow cases
This then allows for the washing of the attached top sheet and pillow cases and the allowance to leave the cover and matching pillow cases to be washed only occasionally.
With co-ordinating thoughts in mind this then enables us to add co-ordinating colourful sheets/pillow cases to change the look in your bedroom without changing the cover!
Simple and brilliant and a must for those wanting an easier way to change the bedlinen and reduce your washing.
So gents when it comes to coordinating this is the way to go!
"Love the environment you sleep in!"
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I am Jane - a mum of 4, lover of dogs and cats, with a passion for stylish items for your home and the environment that don't
cost the earth.
I blog about interior design, natural living, decorating, family, and the environment. I am very proud of our eco-friendly Coshee bed linen and love to hear back from you so please contribute with your experiences and ideas.