I thought the coverlet looked beautiful in the picture, but looks okay in real life. The workmanship of the product is awful. The seams are crooked; the pillows look cheap. One of the pillows has a random white thread sewn on the edge-- I don't even know why there is white thread when nothing surrounding the seam is white. I boxed it up to return less than one hour after I opened the box. I am very disappointed.
I read all the reviews before purchasing this item, with that said, yes there is white stitching thought the quilt, however its fine, for me the colors are perfect, it gives me other color choices in my bedroom due to how colorful this item is. This comes with 3 great decorative pillows which to me is a good value, usually these are expensive and you need to buy them separate. Only issue I see is the white stitching having pulls, I have not yet washed this quilt, but with the pulls now I am worried it will be worse. The pulls are from me just making the bed and getting slight snags maybe due to nails, or maybe my Boston Terriers nails. Only reason they are visible is because the stitching is white.
I received my set yesterday & it looks exactly like the picture. The only difference are the colors, but that's just lighting. What looks to be maroon is actually a burnt orange/brown color. Still a great purchase for me! Looks great in my room!!
Although it is not evident in the online photos, this fabric has small beige-colored tick marks/ dashes all over. The print does not look particularly high-quality up close - I was hoping for a more quilted look, not printed. The zig-zag pillow is cute and has real embroidery, but the other two pillows are cheap print (not quilt). I tossed most of the pieces, keeing only the coverlet to fold at the foot of the bed, and the only pillow with actual embroidery.
Pillows look like they came from cheap vending machine, and quilt had bright white stitching throughout the stripes that you can not see in the picture even when you do a close up. The stripes were NOT solid as shown in the picture and colors were not as bright, pretty dull color actually. We were going for a rustic look but this looked awful. sent it right back. A teenage boy might like it.
Purchased this for master bedroom. We have an Ethan Allen farm style bed with large headboard, foot board and side rails in a honey colored pine, which picks up the gold color in the coverlet. We have a deep mattress and tuck this coverlet/spread in all the way around. It fits well this way, but otherwise a bedskirt would be needed as it definitely isn't long enough on its own. Our room is decorated in a fairly rustic style and this spread goes with the decor very well. The colors are more intense than they appear on my monitor and the tones are very warm. The reverse side is all black, except for the stitching. The fabric feels very soft and is of a light to medium weight. We live in a cold climate and this coverlet probably wouldn't be heavy enough in winter without the down comforter that we have on top. I think the weight will be perfect the rest of the year, but will probably keep the comforter on (removing at night) just because they look so good together. I ordered a duvet cover and shams in a rich gold from Overstock.com as well. I will agree with other reviewers that the quality isn't the tops, but I think it is well worth the price. Many sets in this size are much more costly. The only thing that bothers me about this set are the shams. They are not consistent as far as the order in which the colored rows are sewn. It is not terribly noticeable as I have the gold duvet shams in front of them and luckily, the top two rows on each one are black and purple - only in reverse order. It's just a little annoyance that I think about every day when making the bed. I don't know how long this coverlet will last, but I expect long enough to justify the price. I am satisfied with the purchase.
I am pleased with the quality of the quilted bed set. The colors are perfect for my room and the medium weight of the quilt is just as I expected . I ordered the king size and it hangs down just the right length to cover my extra deep mattress. The shams fit loosely on king down pillows and the decorative pillows are well stitched and well filled.
Don't be confused by the picture. This is not a hand made quilt nor does it look that way. The different sections of the coverlet are colored material and not stitched. I am happy with the quality of this set for the price just keep in mind that it is not have a quilt look.