So sorry, but item listed is not the correct item. You have the wrong name for the pictured item. The Rowland quilt is a light blue with totally different pattern. I had to to go another website to find the correct name of the pictured item and order it there. Phone Customer service was great in helping get RMA and assuring I did not have to pay return shipping, but still have not received credit for my returned purchase. The online customer service people were not helpful at all - two just told me that colors differ greatly with different computer monitors!!! Gees, I guess so since this is not even the item listed and shipped!! Even after incorrect listing, customer pointing this out, returned merchandise - Overstock still has the wrong item listed. Was really hoping for better experience. I shop heavily online and never had this kind of problem with any online retailer.
The quality was very good but the pattern was completely different than pictured. The quilt and shams I received was aqua blue with a white background floral silouette type pattern. The product was not the cornflower blue french toile look that is pictured. The reverse side of the items was also not cornflower blue, but rather a pale patterned white with blue floral. I would have returned it if I wanted the specific quilt pictured but the item delivered looked fine for my purposes so I kept it. The term "Rowland" and the item number were clearly identified on the packaging so why the picture doesn't match the item...I have no idea.
I received the quilt and the colors looked perfect. The trouble started when I unzipped the package. I am chenically sensitive to harmful chemicals and the smell coming from the quilt started to make me ill so I quickly put it back in the plastic bag. Your web site said it was made out of cotton. But, actually the tag said it is 60 percent cotton, 30 percent polyester and 10 percent new reclaimed fibers. What are reclaimed fibers made from? It never said. So, there are either horrible chimicals on the fibers or the reclaimed fibers are toxic. Either way I can't keep it and I certainly hope no one lays a baby on this quilt.
Love Laura Ashley bedding - the quality, softness, durability, comfort, etc are great. This was a disappointing purchase however because the product pictured is not the product that shipped. We received a more grey-blue and cream, not white and tiffany blue as pictured. Unfortunately, my daughter was off to college so we didn't have time to return it. The picture is cheerful and bright, the shipped item is dreary.
Based on the reviews, my concerns in ordering this item were: 1) Shrinkage 2) Color 3) Smell and not a concern, but important: 4) Comfort & weight So, here's what I found: 1) Shrinkage: The label states "prewashed" 100% cotton, and that the batting/fill is 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Seeing complaints of shrinkage I ordered a King size for a Queen bed. Before laundering it, I wasn't thrilled with the fit; the King draped down to within a couple inches of the floor on both sides. So I washed it and YUP, it shrinks like crazy. However the King size now fits our Queen bed as I'd hoped, i.e. the sides go down to just past the bedrails, and then the bid skirt is visible. I washed & dried on bulk setting, regular temps. I didn't want a pain-to-launder item, so no line drying or drycleaning for us. I would say don't expect it to fit like in the photo unless you use an unlaundered King size on a low Queen bed. Ours never puddled onto the floor as pictured, it was a couple inches up on both sides before I laundered it. 2) Color - it's exactly as pictured, a soft cottage-blue color. French blue. Nice, soothing color. 3) Smell. Someone mentioned a chemical smell. Indeed there was a bit. My husband didn't notice at all, I did slightly. He helped me spread it over our bed, and when we came back a couple hours later there was no odor. It is probably from the plastic packaging it comes in. It was delivered on a very hot day, so it might have been easier for something like cotton to absorb the smell, but it was very slight and went away quickly. 4) Comfort & weight -- I specifically wanted light weight, like a bedspread or very light quilt, and this is perfect for our needs. The material is soft and cotton-ey to the touch. Overall I'd give it 5 stars if the product description was more upfront and clear on the amount of shrinkage one could expect. For all the people who forewarned me to go up a size, thank you! And for those of you with a King size bed, either plan to never wash it, or to have a quilt that's small-ish for a King after you've washed it, because I think it would shrink some just washing it, even if you line dried. Final dimensions after one washing (usually takes a couple before cotton doesn't shrink more): 97 x 84.5. Hope this helps!