What's the Difference Between a
Coverlet and a Quilt?
While both of these luxury bedding pieces are certainly a welcome addition to any bedroom and appear very similar, there are actually some features that make them each unique. Most of us are familiar with what a quilt is, but coverlets come from the world of fine linens and luxury bedding, so many of us may not have heard of using a coverlet before.
- What is a Coverlet? - A coverlet is the very top layer of bedding, which is designed to be a lighter weight than duvets and comforters, but not quite as long as an old-fashioned style bedspread. Coverlets are often referred to as quilts or bedspreads, because they are so similar. Coverlets are a great bedding option for all climates, as they are thin enough for warm weather, or they can be perfectly paired with heavier bedding sets, like down and down alternative products, for cooler weather.
- What is a Quilt? - A quilt is a type of traditional bed covering that dates back hundreds of years. Today’s modern quilts have evolved quite beautifully but are still made with the same layered design technique that offers added warmth for chilly nights. Quilts, by design, typically consist of three layers - a decorative top layer, a padded, lightweight middle layer, and a solid bottom piece, all stitched together in decorative patterns.