Featuring three layers sewn together, a quilt is a warm and inviting covering for a bed. Long gone are the days of patchwork quilts being the only option. Contemporary quilts now feature a wide range of unique prints and patterns, and many of them are made with teens in mind. Overstock carries teen quilts from brands such as Nautica, Eddie Bauer, Laura Ashley, Urban Habitat, and many others. Teen quilts feature vibrant colors, upbeat designs, and soft materials to make decorating easy, and some of these quilts come with sheets, pillow shams, and decorative throw pillows. Keep reading to help you decide which type of quilt is right for the teen in your life.
Cotton quilts feature cotton on the top and bottom layers of fabric as well as cotton batting inside the quilt. Typically, cotton quilts are machine-washable, and they come in a variety of sizes and patterns to meet your needs. Naturally, cotton has insulating properties that keep you warm at night, but it's also a breathable and durable material.
Polyester teen quilts can contain polyester facing on the top and bottom layers along with polyester batting as the middle layer. However, in some cases, polyester quilts have polyester batting with microfiber outer layers. Like cotton quilts, polyester quilts also come in a range of designs, and many of these quilts are reversible, which gives you built-in variety so you don't always have to look at the same design. As a synthetic fiber, polyester tends to be less expensive than cotton. It's also flexible, wrinkle resistant, and long wearing. In most cases, polyester teen quilts are machine-washable.
A synthetic material, microfiber quilts are made up of very small fibers created from wood pulp, polyester, or nylon. The fibers are extremely smooth and comfortable to the touch. Teen quilts made of microfiber generally feature brushed microfiber on the exterior layers of the quilt and polyester batting inside the quilt. In other cases, microfiber quilts are sold with cotton sheets, and in still other cases, these three materials are combined in other ways. Microfiber typically has a grams per square meter rating, and blankets with high GSM ratings have higher weights and pile. Some microfiber quilts need to be dry cleaned, but others can be machined-washed carefully.
Perfectly treading the line between child and adult, stripes combine youthful exuberance with maturity, and numerous teen quilts boast this type of pattern. There are soft multicolored stripes against creamy backgrounds, bold red and blue nautical stripes against crisp white, and ombre stripes that blend together. Some striped teen quilts are reversible, so you can opt for stripes one day and solid patterns the next. Other striped quilts combine floral patterns, plaids, medallions, and rows of elephants with the stripes.
The iconic zigzags of the chevron pattern adorn many teen quilts with geometric designs. While some of these quilts offer a single color against a white background, other chevron patterns feature oranges, yellows, greens, and even prints. Some geometric teen quilts take a cue from the classic patchwork quilt and boast a variety of patterns encased in squares all over the quilt. Other popular geometric patterns include Greek keys, intersecting lines, damask prints, diamonds, and multiple other shapes.
Fun floral designs let you add a splash of color and softness to your teen's room. For a dreamy look, there are multicolored flowers that look as if they have been painted onto the quilt. For a crisper feel, some floral quilts boast more stylized geometric-inspired flowers. Some floral sets strike a traditional feminine note with lots of pinks and purples, while others create a more contemporary vibe with dark blue, trendy turquoise, and bold yellow. For the teen who loves to travel, there are flowers that look like they've been plucked out of a Hawaiian lei, sprays of flowers against the Eiffel Tower, flowers in the center of Indian-inspired patterns, and flowers mixed with zebra patterns for a safari feel.
Ideal for the edgy teen, contemporary quilts include everything from urban camo to paisley prints. There are busy boho-chic teen quilts featuring multiple colors and patterns as well as solid grey quilts with industrial feeling chevron ruffles for texture. There are quilts adorned with flamboyant flamingos as well as ones with stately elephants against navy-blue backgrounds. Animal prints, polka dots, plaids, and a variety of solid colors complete the options in this expansive category.
Teens who want a more casual look in their room can easily find a quilt that reflects that vibe. Some casual quilts feature understated dark grey bubbles against a light grey background, while others bring a pop of color to a space with the abstract colors and patterns of a Taos fiesta. Casual quilts can also add whimsy to a space with stars or canvas shoes.
Teen Quilts FAQ
What's the difference between a quilt, a blanket, and a duvet?
A quilt features two layers of outer material and a layer of batting in the middle. Traditionally, quilts feature squares of material stitched together in a geometric pattern, but quilts can have stitches in a variety of patterns and designs to keep the batting in place. Quilts are generally thicker than blankets but not as fluffy as duvets.
What is a heat press quilt?
Heat press can refer to using heat and pressure to add artwork to a quilt. However, it can also refer to a process used to fuse batting and fabric together while manufacturing a quilt. Quilts in the latter category often don't have the traditional stitching you expect to find on the face of a quilt.
What is a pintuck quilt?
A pintuck quilt is made with pintuck methods. Similar to a pleat, a pintuck refers to a fold of fabric that has been stitched in place. Pintucks can be around the edge of a quilt where the two outer layers are sewn together, or they can be used to create patterns in the quilt.