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.
The photo and the actual Sequoia set are slightly different in color, where the actual set has a stronger black stripe presence. The quality of the product is well above acceptable, to near excellent, especially considering the great deal I feel I got.