Quilt warmth guide
We understand that buying a Quilt is a big decision. There are many important factors to consider such as the filling, how it feels, and of course the aesthetics of wanting your bed to look amazing and comfortable.
We firmly believe that, when buying a Quilt, you should take the climate you are sleeping in into consideration. Do you experience mostly warm weather or colder nights? Or are you after a Quilt that will keep you comfortably warm all year-round?
The information below should help you to make the right Quilt choice, allowing you to enjoy many years of healthy, restful sleep!
Different Quilt Fillings
Down is the light and fluffy layer found underneath the feathers of waterfowl. Good quality Down should be sourced from mature birds in Europe and Northern American regions, as Geese from these areas are known to have the highest fill power. And the higher the fill power the more loft and fluffier the quilt is!
With its unqiue characteristics, Down will help improve your experience of sleep - acting as a natural insulator to keep your body temperature even. Down is also well-known for its ability to draw excess moisture away from the body preventing any excessive clamminess and sweating – ensuring you have a healthy night’s sleep.
The perfect Down Quilt should feel incredibly warm, toasty, and cosy yet light to sleep under, making it a product of pure luxury. The Quilt should also be made in a baffle box design to prevent any Down from shifting throughout the Quilt and creating cold spots over time.
The Down used in BeddingCo Down Quilts is all totally natural with any impurities removed, making it a great solution for sleepers who suffer from allergies.
Feather Quilts are a fantastic, cost-effective bedroom staple. Heavier than Down and Silk Quilts, if you prefer a cosier, more ‘tucked in’ feeling with optimum comfort when you sleep, then a feathered quilt may be the perfect one for you!
A Feather Quilt has an amazing ability to keep you warm throughout the night without you feeling overheated. This means your Feather Quilt will provide a comfortable, healthy, and restful sleep throughout the seasons.
Feather quilts are also suitable for those who suffer from allergies. The feathers used have undergone a thorough process of examination to ensure that they are free from impurities. BeddingCo Feather Quilts are filled with natural feathers to enhance the sleepers experience of cosy, comfortable, and healthy nights sleep.
Organic Mulberry Silk Quilts
Considered to be the healthier choice of all bedding materials, Organic Mulberry Silk is a luxuirous, delicate natural product, which helps to regulate body temperature. When sleeping with an Organic Mulberry Silk Quilt, the quilt tends to drape over you, contouring your body whilst you sleep. This helps to prevent cold spots forming during the night - maximising the comfort of your sleep.
Silk is remarkably comfortable and light, which will not leave you feeling suffocated, as can sometimes be the case with heavier type of quilts.
The perfect Silk Quilt will only be made from long strands of Mulberry Silk as it is completely natural Silk. BeddingCo Organic Mulberry Silk quilts are naturally hypoallergenic and are highly reccomended to sleepers who suffer from allergies, as they are resistant to dust and mites. If maintained properly, Organic Mulberry Silk quilts can be expected to last up to 20 years.
The best thing about Wool Quilts is that they are natural and breathable. Wool is well known for its ability to regulate body temperature, ensuring you do not feel overly hot and sweaty, whilst also being able to draw moisture away from the body keeping your body temperature regulated throughout the night.
Wool is also a natural source, making a Wool Quilt a great solution for those who suffer from allergies. Preventing bacteria, mould, dust mites, and other allergens from developing, a Wool Quilt will ensure that you get a healthy night’s sleep.
Wool is easy to clean and maintain, as well as being durable and long-lasting.
Best Quilts based on Climate.
|Quilt Types||Temperature Range|
|Hungarian Goose Down Quilt- All Seasons||Temperature range: 0°C to +20°C (700+ Fill Power or 10.5 TOG)|
|Canadian Goose Down Quilt- All Seasons||Temperature range: -2°C to +20°C (800+ Fill Power or 10.5 TOG)|
|Hungarian Goose Down Quilt – Winter Warmth||Temperature range: -5°C to +15°C (700+ Fill Power or 15.0 TOG)|
|Canadian Goose Down Quilt- Winter Warmth||Temperature range: -10°C to +15°C (800+ Fill Power or 15.0 TOG)|
|Organic Mulberry Silk Quilt- All Seasons||Temperature range: 10°C to +25°C (7.5 TOG or 300GSM)|
|Organic Mulberry Silk Quilt- Summer Warmth||Temperature range: 15°C to +25°C (4.5 TOG or 200GSM)|
|Duck feather Quilt- All Seasons||Temperature range: 10°C to +20°C (9.5 TOG or 500GSM)|
|Goose Feather Quilt- All Seasons||Temperature range: 5°C to +20°C (9.5 TOG or 500GSM)|
|Wool Quilt- Winter||Temperature range: 0°C to +15°C (13.5 TOG or 550GSM)|
|Hungarian or Canadian Goose Down|
|Organic Mulberry Silk|
What is GSM?
GSM stands for ‘Grams per Square Metre’. It refers to the weight of the quilt filling. So, the higher the GSM of filling in the quilt, the warmer it is. Below are example of GSMs to help you decide the best quilt for your needs:
GSM applies to Feather, wool and Organic Mulberry silk quilts only. Down quilts are measured in Fill Power.
What is Loft?
Loft refers to how fluffy the Down quilt is. However, it’s imporant to note that it is not a meaurement of the quilt’s actual warmth rating. For Down quilts, the warmth is measured in Fill Power.
What is Fill Power?
Fill Power is the measurement of the quality of the Down in a quilt. The higher the Fill Power, the fluffier the loft. This is also the ultimate indicator of the Quilt’s warmth and quality.
Below are Fill Power examples to help you decide the best Quilt for your needs:
In addition to Fill Power, Fill Weight is another indicator of a quilt’s warmth.
Below is an example of a Canadian (800+ Fill Power) Goose Down King Size quilt’s, ideal Fill Weight for each season:
What is TOG?
TOG stands for ‘Thermal Overall Grade’. This is the measurement of the quilt’s ability to retain and trap heat. The higher the TOG value, the warmer you will be under your quilt. However, when searching for the perfect quilt, it’s important to keep in mind that TOG does not meaure the quality of the quilt nor the weight of the quilt.
Generally speaking, the higher the Fill Weight, the warmer the quilt.
Below are TOG value examples to help you choose the best quilt for your needs:
TOG does not apply to Organic Mulberry Silk quilts as the fill is made in strands. Mulberry Silk warmth is shown by weight in GSM.
Which Quilts are the warmest?
Hungarian Goose Down quilts and Canadian Goose Down quilts are considered the warmest and best natural insulators.Which quilts are best suited for sleepers who have allergies?
If you suffer from allergies, we’d highly recommend the Organic Mulberry Silk, Australian Wool, and Down Quilts. These Quilts are made from the highest quality natural products, and have undergone a thorough process of examination to ensure that all impurities are removed. They are well-known throughout the bedding industry to be hypoallergenic and perfect for those who are a little sensitive. Sleeping with either Organic Mulberry Silk, Australian Wool or Down quilt will enahnce your sleep experience, leaving you to wake up fresh, healthy, and well-rested.
Care instructions for Quilts
With normal use and regular care, a good quality Quilt should ideally last for more than 5 years. To prolong the lifespan of your Quilt, you should shake it on a daily basis to ensure the filling remains evenly distributed. We always recommend carefully following the washing instructions as some Quilts may specify ‘Dry clean Only’, some may allow machine wash, and others may only be ‘hand wash only’.