The comforter itself was poorly made. There was black stitching on the top part of the comforter in random 2-3 inch lines throughout the alternate color blocks. It appeared to be a defect that I thought I was unlucky to have gotten. However, when I returned it and received a new comforter of the same style, I was disappointed to find the same thing. I sent it back and requested a refund. Wish I had known though.