I was looking for a comforter made of 100% cotton that was blue, and decided this would fit the bill. It's a very soft cotton, and it's not quilted in the typical fashion with seams running vertically. There are periodic "tacs" throughout that hold it together. I am disappointed that the description said it was machine washable, but the tag says "dry clean recommended". I had wanted something I could wash, so I don't know if this will hold up. The picture with all the pillows is a little misleading. The set comes with the little green and blue pillows, and huge green shams. I don't think I'll ever use those. They are so large. It also comes with shams that match the comforter print. I'm using those as pillow cases. Haven't washed them yet either to see if they'll hold up.