Searched everywhere for an all cotton quilt that wasn't "girly" for my 8yr old son. Ordered the full/queen which is large enough that it didn't require a bedskirt for his high-platform, full-size frame. The fabric feels just slightly stiff out of the box--it is a smooth cotton but is stitched in rows that create slight ridges. The shams have hidden zippers down the middle on the backside, so you can flip them over to match the stripes on the reverse side of the quilt. Colors are vibrant as pictured. Overall happy with the purchase, and looks great, would give it 5 stars if it had a softer feel.