I've become a real bedding snob over the last few years. I love a nice thick and soft cotton blanket and this is the best of the best in my opinion. Just thick enough to feel sturdy and warm, but beautiful to look at too. I had planned to use this as an additional blanket for the coming winter but one feel of the fabric and that idea flew out the window. it's soft and feels great (this and a killer set of sheets and you're set for summer). it drapes on the bed beautifully and the border all the way around is a nice touch. I *gulp* would have paid much more for this blanket.