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Walk into a bedding store and you will be greeted with numerous options - bedsheets, blankets, duvets, quilts and much more! Then comes deciding what material you prefer, what’s your budget, etc. While it may be slightly overwhelming at first but a little basic research helps in differentiating between the different products. Different bedding items cater to different needs and requirements. For instance, a quilt is more summer friendly whereas a comforter or duvet is more suitable for the winter. But how much do you know about these different types of bedding?
A quilt in a three-layered bedding - a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding, and a woven back. These have been sewn together using the age-old process of quilting. The top layer is generally made from different pieces of fabrics together and showcases an intricate and complex pattern. The batting (or wadding) is a thin inner layer of wool or down. Finally, the third and bottom is usually a solid piece of fabric. Quilt colour schemes feature bright and varied shades or can be a coloured pattern stitched on a plain, white background.
More and more people are opening up to the idea of purchasing quilts and other kinds of bedding online. Buying quilts online is a very different experience than walking into a store and making your purchase. Since you cannot actually touch and feel the items, you need to keep in mind other factors that will help you make an informed decision. Material: Take note of the material being used to manufacture the quilt. Weather conditions, personal preference, etc. need to be factored in while choosing the right material (fabric) while buying quilts online. If you face moderately cold winters, you should invest in synthetic materials, cotton blends, flannel, silk, and cotton. Size: You can buy quilts in different sizes. Your quilt size depends on what is the size of your bed. Quilts are available in super king size, double king size, single bed size, and more. Brand Value: When buying quilts online, always go for trusted brands. You are guaranteed to have a better and safer online experience with brands having a higher value in the market. For instance, Welspun is a trusted brand when it comes to delivering top-notch quality in quilts and other bedding.
Dohars are basically quilts. These are traditional Indian blankets that were very popular back in the day but have been losing their appeal with time. Like quilts, dohars too are made up of three packed layers where the middle layer contains the filling usually of cotton. The upper and lower layers are made with various patches of cloth stitched together. Such a layering, gives the product its softness and quality. Once stitched together, a pattern is carved on them using a wooden block. This has been painted with natural dyes to print the fabric. In comparison to quilts and dohars, comforters are slightly different. Typically, a comforter is a thick bedding topper filled with down or a synthetic substitute. Many comforters are sewn or quilted to ensure that the filling stays in place. Unlike a quilt, a comforter is not ornately patterned. Cotton, cotton blends, and synthetics are common fabrics used for manufacturing comforters. The amount and type of fill determines how much warmth a comforter provides. Comforters are usually sold as a set with matching shams.
Welspun offers a varied and wide range of quilts. You can choose from a single bed quilt and double bed quilt - depending on your requirements. These quilts come in bright, colourful options and all the necessary details (fabric, cost, size) have been mentioned for the customer’s better understanding.
Is a Quilt a blanket?
All quilts are blankets but not all blankets are quilts. Blanket is more of an umbrella term used for any kind of bedding thicker than a bedsheet. Moreover, a blanket is just a single layer covering whereas a quilt is made up of three layers.
What is a Quilt used for?
A quilt is used for keeping oneself warm on cold nights. During olden days, quilts were made and gifted to signify a special day or an occasion. It was also used as a wall hanging.
Which is better - Quilt or Comforter?
Quilts and comforters serve different purposes. Quilts are more for hot sleepers who prefer just enough insulation to keep themselves warm. But if you really want to feel warm, you will have to layer it up with more quits. On the other hand, comforters are fluffier but provide more warmth and are perfect for winters and cold nights.
Is Quilt good for summer?
Yes, quilts are a good choice for summer. They are not too warm so you won’t feel uncomfortable using them during the summer.
Which is warmer - Duvet or Quilt?
A duvet is similar to a comforter and hence, will be warmer than a quilt. A quilt is heavier than a duvet and is a more suitable option for a warm night or for summers. The main differences between a duvet and a comforter are that the former is placed inside a cover and is fluffier than the latter.