I purchased this set in linen to replace our old worn out duvet cover. The order was received way sooner than expected - great deal considering the $1 shipping charge. I am normally a white or ivory linen person, I like to keep it simple. This cover accents our existing linens nicely. It is definitely everything I expected to be. The reviewer that stated they received a duvet cover w/holes & stains should have their purchase exchanged for a new one - I am sure it was a mistake. Yes, there are seams, 2 of them, a third of the way from each edge, but I do not have a problem with that feature. The fabric is very soft & beautiful.