Quilt Cover Set - Advantages of Various Fabric

Quilt Cover Set - Advantages of Various Fabric

Winters are around the corner and you must be thinking to buy some new quilt cover sets for your bedding furnishings. You have done all the necessary home work about designs, sizes, patterns and online bedding stores, but still you are not sure as to which fabric you want to select. In this article we will present the various quilt cover set fabrics and their comparison so that you can make your decision correctly.

Now, various bedding brands have a vast variety of materials to offer for the quilt covers as they have to keep in mind the taste of everyone. That is why, you will find an array of different materials in quilt covers to choose from. To understand the pros and cons of different materials, let’s consider the following main categories of fabrics:

  • Cotton
  • Silk
  • Sateen
  • Polycotton
  • Flannel


If you are looking easy to wash & maintain type of quilt cover set then there is nothing better than cotton. Cotton quilt covers are not only soft but they also last long and trap heat better that is why they are the most widely used fabrics. Cotton quilt covers are organic and eco-friendly and completely fit into the green concept of bedding. For extra warmth, cotton, polyester or wool sheets are inserted and stitched to make them cozy. However, they are prone to attract dust mites and bacteria more than other materials and are not recommended to people who are allergic. 

Silk is also a natural fiber that is obtained from silk worm. It is totally organic and eco-friendly unless any other material is mixed into it. The silk quilt covers have a very smooth texture and extra ordinary shine to it. These are warm and hypo allergic with the ability to retain its shape longer and has ever green shine. However, silk is a very expensive material. A silk quilt cover set can cost anywhere from $400 to thousands of dollars. They are also very difficult to maintain as they need to be dry cleaned only and proper laundry instructions must be followed.


Sateen quilt cover sets are made of cotton but in a fine thread count which ranges from 300 TC to 600 TC which makes them soft and warm at the same time. Make sure that the lower side of it is made up of cotton as well otherwise it can get very slippery and uncomfortable. Generally satin quilt cover sets are used for enhancing the elegance of room décor and is also known as the occasional quilt cover sets. They can be expensive but its quality is worth every penny. 

Polyester/Cotton quilt cover sets are made by combining cotton and polyester usually in the ratio of 60:40. Polyester is a man made material with properties similar to cotton. These resist wrinkles and are easy to wash and dry. However these types of quilt covers are not very comfortable and can feel itchy. They are not a good conductor of heat either however, for extra warmth you can either go for quilted covers or you can buy the flannel quilt cover sets which are very warm and soft but on the heavy side. 

Polycotton quilt covers are made up natural fiber that is cotton and synthetic material that can be polyester. These resist wrinkles and easy to launder. It is also very easy to dry these after wash. For the extra warmth you can either go for the quilted covers that has been described earlier or you can purchase the flannel quilt covers. Flannel is a very warm and soft fabric, but it is very heavy.

So now you can make an informed choice and buy the quilt cover set which meets your needs.

Happy online shopping!

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