Returned this comforter only because the fill didn't have 'sewn thru construction'. Without this feature, the fill will shift or clump with washings. It looked as though it had partial sewn thru construction. The fabric itself was very nice and it's a moderate warmth comforter. If you want a great synthetic comforter make sure you get the 'sewn thru construction' feather.
I was worried about ordering this but am so glad I did. It has the sewn through construction. I was afraid it would not because the other review said it did not. It is very well made and very soft, made with great fabric. I washed it before using and it came out of the washer and dryer great with no wrinkle's at all. It also kept me very warm on a very cold night. I love it like sleeping in the clouds and not at all heavy. I would recommend to friends.
I ordered a King size comforter for a queen bed, per the many reviews that mentioned that this comforter was sized too small. Sure enough, it is very small. The King is supposed to be 86 x 102. I did not measure it out of the package, but I noticed it fit our queen size sofa bed perfectly. However, after I washed the comforter, it shrank and is now too small for the queen bed. The after-washed measurements are 79 x 94. The 7 inches that shrank off of the 86 inch side results in a comforter that has no overhang at the foot of the bed whatsoever - it just lies on top of the bed. We also have a full size guest bed - again, the 79 inches is the problem and it just lies on top of the bed. On the full, there is significant overhang on the sides - it almost touches the floor on either side. On the queen, there is a little bit of draping on the sides, but it no longer is perfect as the time before it was washed. It's great that it's machine washable; however, note that the king size doesn't fit in normal washers. I live in an apartment building that has high end side load washing machines that say "extra large commercial washer" on them - I stuffed the comforter in that but there really was no room to agitate - even when wet the comforter still took up every inch of space. The comforter ended up picking up dirt from the random crevices in the washing machine where dirt goes, I guess, and I had to run it again. Then the soap didn't rinse off so I ran the load once more with no detergent. Even though it's machine washable, don't expect to be able to wash it at home effectively. I think you really need one of the real commercial washing machines that I have only seen at wash and fold places - those huge machines that only the launderers operate. At least for the king size comforter. I have mixed feelings about tihs comforter because it is really nice and white and striped and lovely - the fabric feels great and it looks luxurious on a bed. However, the care for a king size comforter isn't as do-it-yourself as I thought it would be, and the shrinking so that there is no drape over the foot of the bed is really disappointing. That is a problem that would happen regardless of the size of bed, since even if you go up in size on the comforter, the bed length measurement (i.e. the 86 inches side of the comforter) doesn't change. I think that I will use this as my extra guest comforter, and my primary guest comforter will be Overstock's "Premier 230 Thread Count Down Blanket" (item 921657), which I have had for years. Though not as thick and fluffy, and nearly twice as expensive, it is easily machine washable and should be similar in warmth because it is real down.
This is a great looking, great feeling comforter. Very soft. Shipping was speedy. I am very pleased with my purchase. It does have the sewn through construction, which is important for a down alternative comforter. The sizing seemed to be off, just a little bit on the small side, but that is why i bought a larger size than i needed. I washed and dried it and it came out a little wrinkled, but that doesn't bother me much. One of the reasons that i bought this comforter is because it was machine washable. I don't like the idea of having to go to the dry cleaners every time i want it washed. I would recommend this comforter to anyone.
I purchased this quilt last year at Christmas time. I used it on a guests bed and then sent it home with them after the visit. They were very pleased to receive it and I enjoyed giving it. I purchased another quilt as well as this one recently, this one is definately the nicer quilt. Very soft to the touch and a comfortable weight. The other one will need a duvet cover to make it more acceptable. This quilt however, is lovely and acceptable all on its own. I feel very comfortable recommending this quilt to others. I purchased another king size, very good quality for the price.
I love this comforter. The 100% cotton fabric and 300 thread count help it to stay in place on the bed and that's a big plus with me. I was a bit surprised at how wrinkled it was when I took it out of the package. I guess I could have steamed it, but I just put it on the bed and hope that the wrinkles will go away gradually with use. (My two cats love it too!) My husband and I keep our bedroom slightly cold; we are using the comforter over a sheet and a thermal blanket and that's all we have needed on the coldest nights.
Both my husband and I agree that the weight and size of this comforter are just right. Warm enough for our Canadian winters, but not heavy like real down can be. Bought two of them, one for our city home and one for the cottage. Can't wait to snuggle up in front of the fire under one of these lovely blankets.
Some people have complained that this down alternative comforter isn't very heavy. However I liked that it wasn't heavy. The thread count is 330 so I wasn't expecting anything heavy, I think its warm and comfortable and its good if you're not looking for a heavy blanket. But if you want a heavy blanket then you should probably look elsewhere.
the look is great, just like the picture. i recall other writers saying that it was a bit crinkly sounding because the fabric is a bit stiff. That is certainly true. the fabric is soft to the touch, but thick and therefore it makes a sound when you move around on or under it. Not really an issue for me and i've had it inside a duvet cover since it arrived and so just wash that regularly and not the comforter. Washing it may help the sound, but it's a king and my washer is too small. Will take it to laundromat one day for a big machine and hope to have the sound issue over. Otherwise this thing is very good. Keeps me warmer than I like sometimes. House is at about 58 degrees at night. I have a sheet, a blanket and this big fella and it's too warm sometimes sleeping alone. Sleeping with two in the bed you have to use just a sheet and the comforter. pretty happy with it for about 6 months.
The down alternative comforter is pretty enough with the nice stripes and there was no defect or problem with its appearance or function. It is rather flat, though, and not fluffy. So if you are looking for a comforter that lays perfectly flat, it's good. I was hoping for something with a bit more body. It's warm enough I think. The edges seem kind of cheaply sewn. It's not ugly by any means, but it's definitely not exceptional. I'm not going to return it or anything, but I think it is worth about $10-$15 less than the ***** I paid.
This comforter looks like a $200 piece. The cool, crisp, white Damask makes for an elegant appearance. You can use this comforter as is because the 330 thread counts feels like 600 thread count. The Damask striping gives it that special "look". You cannot go wrong with the price of this gorgeous comforter.
I bought this comforter based on its excellent reviews. I wanted a thinner down comforter instead of a big fluffy one--yet still warm. This comforter is pretty thin and suffices on the warmness element. But did not have that sleak quality I was looking for. The filling is lumpy...small thin lumps of alternative down...and unevenly spread throughout the comforter. I am dissapointed and perplexed by the rave reviews.