A gorgeous quilt is an investment in your sleep health
After a long day, climbing under the perfect quilt is one of the best feelings in the world. Whether that’s a quilt that will keep you cosy and warm when the weather is cool, or a soft, light-weight quilt for security and comfort on warmer nights, you can be sure you’ll find the perfect fit.
We know that choosing a quilt is not always easy. However, finding a quilt to suit your personal preferences is an important investment in your sleep health. The characteristics of a quilt are often determined by the fill they are made up of – such as natural or synthetic fibres – and each type of fill comes with its own unique benefits. Find your perfect quilt fill with our guide below.
Feather And Down
Down clusters grow under the outer protective layers of feathers and are resilient and fluffy with no quill, making them very effective insulators. As the down clusters trap air, they work together with your body temperature to keep you warm. Down is the most important element in a feather and down quilt as it is responsible for insulation and warmth. The higher the percentage of down content to feather, the softer, lighter, loftier and warmer it will be. Down is a three-dimensional cluster that is responsible for insulation and warmth achieved through a process called lofting. The down clusters expand and trap tiny pockets of air within their filaments to create thousands of insulating pockets, resulting in luxurious warmth, without the weight.
When comparing feather and down quilts you must also take into consideration the fill weight. For example, a 95/5% with a 500g weight will not be as warm as a 95/5% with a 900g weight.
Down quilts will be more durable than synthetic quilts which can mat and lump together over time as the down continues to re-loft and molds itself to the body. Down has the ability to breathe and dispel perspiration, reducing the clamminess often experienced with synthetic quilts.
Pillow Talk only carries baffle box construction quilts which keeps the filling even and allows maximum loft – which in turn increases insulation.
Benefits of a down quilt
Molds to your body – will follow the contours of your body and movements while sleeping
Wool is a renewable fibre and therefore is a resource that is naturally replenished. Wool is one of nature’s working fibres and its’ key attributes continue to perform even after it has been shorn. The most beneficial factor of wool is its’ natural ability to breathe and regulate body temperature, regardless of your surroundings. Wool creates a micro-climate which assists in regulating body temperature and humidity, relieving the body of thermal stress and promoting a deeper, more refreshing sleep. Wool quilts can be perfect for couples who struggling to find a quilt suitable for their individual warmth needs.
Benefits of wool quilts
Soft and naturally soil-resistant; stays clean longer
When we speak of synthetic fibres, we are referring to those that are man-made. At Pillow Talk we use two main types of synthetic fills – microfibre and down alternative. Our synthetic fibres are an affordable and easy-to-care-for option for your new quilt.
The differences between our synthetic quilts are:
Microfibre – Most of our synthetic quilts have a microfibre fill. However, we blend different denier fibres to provide both loft and softness in different quilts to suit personal preferences. Microfibre is a practical choice if you suffer from allergies or your quilt is likely to require frequent washing.
Down Alternative – Down alternative fibres are a finer denier than standard polyester fibres. They provide more loft and have a luxurious ‘down-like’ feel. This premium-quality quilt will provide incredible comfort and warmth on cold winter nights.
Benefits of synthetic quilts
Soft, lofty and light providing warmth without weight
Easy Care – machine washable
Hypo allergenic – Great for allergy sufferers
Cotton is a natural fibre, renowned for its comfort. Cotton is much cooler than synthetic fibres because it breathes. Cotton quilts come in varying grams per square metre (gsm) fills. They are mostly considered a summer-weight quilt and are suited to those who enjoy a light, warm quilt. As a guide, a fill of 280gsm is perfect for spring and summer months, while 350gsm is ideal for autumn and winter.
Benefits of cotton quilts
Hypoallergenic – great for allergy sufferers or skin allergies
Bamboo is a eco-friendly, light-weight fibre which has natural temperature-regulating and antimicrobial properties, allowing it to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. It’s natural resistance to dust-mites, mold, bacteria, fungus and odour increases longevity. Bamboo has superior moisture-wicking abilities that actively draw moisture away from the body, increasing absorbency.
Benefits of bamboo quilts
Bamboo/Viscose – soft/silkier feel
Silk is another one of nature’s wonder fibres – it has the ability to regulate body temperature, resulting in a deeper and more peaceful sleep. Irresistibly luxurious and extremely breathable, silk has amazing hypoallergenic properties as it is less hospitable to dust mites which trigger allergies.
Benefits of silk quilts
Suitable for all year round
Silk is a natural fibre
Hypo allergenic – Great for allergy sufferers
|Size||Quilt Size||Bed Size|
|Cot||90 x 120cm|
|Single Bed||140 x 210cm||92 x 190cm|
|Double Bed||180 x 210cm||137 x 190cm|
|Queen Bed||210 x 210cm||152 x 203cm|
|King Bed||240 x 210cm||182 x 203cm|
|Super King Bed||270 x 240cm|