The fabric is not soft but it's doable, b/c it's not coarse either. This set does get very wrinkly with any use even when ironed. The set is more suitable for a full-sized bed. The duvet would probably fall short on a queen & the shams won't fit queen pillows. Overall, I like the set. I paired it with bright red sheets & pillows. It still looks nice despite the constant wrinkles.