Although this is a very pretty comforter set, you can tell by looking at it that it will probably fall apart in the wash. Bought this for a guest bedroom and I'm SO glad it's not for a room that is often used! The stitching holding the front panel to the back side is only tacked down about every 3 feet, so I'm really afraid to wash it! The last one I had like this was ruined after washing because all the batting bunched up into the corners of the comforter and I was never able to straighten it out. Ended up throwing that one out after washing it twice. Assuming this will be the same since it is made almost exactly the same as the last. It is definitely NOT worth the money!! It's such a disappointment to spend hard-earned $ and get something that lasts only as long as it doesn't have to go in the washer!