12 Best Quilts and Coverlets of 2023
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Our bedding experts share their top-tested picks for your bed.
A quality quilt can elevate your bedroom, whether you have traditional taste or prefer something more modern. There are plenty of stylish options available to layer over your current bedding for extra warmth or use in lieu of a standard comforter if you're a hot sleeper.
At the Good Housekeeping Institute, our Textiles Lab experts test bedding of all kinds, including blankets, cooling blankets for hot sleepers, quilts and coverlets to help you achieve the ultimate cozy bed. We review blankets, including quilts, in the Lab and with our consumer testers who try the quilts out for themselves and share their thoughts. In recent blanket evaluations, our analysts have collected dozens of datapoints specific to quilts and coverlets, including properties like overall feel, comfort, softness and appearance. When making our choices for the best quilts, we combined our top-tested picks with popular styles from well-known brands that have rave reviews online.
Keep reading to learn all about how we choose the best quilts and for a helpful shopping guide, but first, here are the best quilts, vetted by experts.
Our testers and design experts were wowed by this 100% cotton quilt from Garnet Hill, which received a Good Housekeeping 2022 Best Bedding Award. Stitched by hand, the quilt has a rippled texture and simple design that testers scored highly, describing its appearance as "elegant" and "beautiful." The quilt also received high ratings for being soft to the touch and comfortable to sleep under, with one tester sharing that it was both lightweight and warm.
You can choose between 15 different color options, and there are coordinating pillow shams and throws to match. Our design expert noted that there were some loose threads upon opening, but that's to be expected with a heavily stitched design like this, and she was still impressed by the overall construction. When our tester threw the quilt in the wash, she said it came out stain-free and kept its shape nicely, and online reviewers agree that it's easy to care for.
Over 14,000 shoppers on Amazon gave this bed cover a five-star rating, raving about how soft the microfiber material is. The coverlet is super lightweight and best for warmer weather, so we recommend layering with more blankets underneath during cooler months. This isn't a traditional stitched quilt; instead the brand uses an ultrasonic welding technique that joins the pieces of material together and creates a decorative embossed design.
In our evaluations, we found the material got softer over time, and one of our testers raved, "It looks more expensive than it is." Our experts also noted that the welded stitching was secure, and because there are no actual stitches for animals to snag, online reviewers say it's a great option for pet owners.
Brooklinen's comfy bedding, including our best overall pick for sheets, continues to impress our Textiles Lab pros, and this quilt is no exception. The simple design with contrasting thread is hand-stitched by artisans and was rated highly by our testers. In our evaluations, we found the construction to be high quality for the price point.
It's made with lightweight cotton and is functional for use year-round. Our tester shared, "Even though it's lightweight, it still managed to be warm." There are only two sizes available (king and queen) and just three core color options, along with one limited-edition shade, but they're all neutral, so they'll compliment most spaces.
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Filled with lofty down alternative and made with tufted construction, this quilt from Pottery Barn has a fluffier and fuller look than other quilts we've tried. Plus, it has an ultra-soft cover made of Tencel lyocell, so it feels great, too. Our testers agree, giving it perfect scores for both appearance and comfort. One raved, "It adds a fancy hotel texture to the bedroom," and another described it as "light and fluffy but very cozy." The quilt is reversible, so you can use either side, and there are pillow shams to match. When our testers laundered the quilt according to its care instructions, they said it held up well in the wash without losing its shape but one noted that it took several cycles in the dryer for it completely dry.
This simple quilt from Redland Cotton is made of 100% cotton, both inside and out, and the brand claims that it's fully sourced and produced in the USA. The quilts are generously sized and provide nice coverage, so they drape over the edges of the bed, and you don't need to yank them around at night to stay warm. Our tester who washed and dried her quilt several times raved, "It didn't stretch, shrink, fade or lose its shape" in the wash and was impressed by how well it held up. Some online reviewers and our tester agree that the cotton material can feel a bit stiff, so keep that in mind if you prefer to wrap up in something cozier.
When you want to elevate your bed with a quilt that looks luxurious without paying a luxury price, Quince's plush velvet quilt is less than $200 for a Queen size. Our analysts who have tried this quilt and other bedding from Quince say the quality is great for the lower price.
The quilt has a cotton velvet upper with a worn-in, vintage look and a plain woven back that one analyst described as super smooth and comfy. Although the fill is polyester, which isn't as breathable as cotton fiber, online reviewers say the quilt is the perfect weight and not too hot or cold to sleep under at night. The brand also offers matching pillow shams, and for an even better value, you can opt for a set, complete with two shams and a quilt.
Linoto's linen quilt has a perfectly lived-in, cozy look that our analysts and testers absolutely love, describing it as "chic" and "luxurious." The linen outer and cotton fill feel heavy and substantial, but even our testers who are hot sleepers said they didn't overheat when sleeping under it. If you prefer a super warm cover, the brand offers the option to stuff the quilt with extra cotton or wool fill for an added fee. Our analysts and design experts praised the beautiful construction and were impressed by the slew of color options available. This quilt is more than double the price of some of our other picks, but we think it's worth the splurge if you're looking for a timeless, high-quality linen cover for your bed. Also know that it can take over four weeks to receive your quilt, and certain colors are available for special order, which means they can take even longer to arrive.
Available in 23 neutral and bold fashion colors, there's bound to be a shade of this quilt to coordinate with your bedroom decor. There are pillow covers to match, too. The quilt is hand-stitched in a herringbone pattern, which creates a beautiful rippled texture. Online reviewers love the unique look, describing it as "simple yet modern." Made of 100% cotton, both inside and out, you can comfortably use this lightweight quilt year-round. Some reviews note that the material is prone to snagging and don't recommend buying if you have pets with long claws that could get caught in the stitching.
Far from simple, this tufted, ruffled quilt from Anthropologie has tons of texture and boho flair. Our analysts appreciate that n ot only is the design beautiful, but the quilt is made with a soft jersey knit material for a cozy feel that one user compared to a snuggly T-shirt. Online reviewers say the quilt is generously sized, so there's plenty of extra quilt to hang over the edge of your bed. The quilt requires more delicate care and is dry clean only, unlike other quilts with simpler construction. Reviewers who have machine washed it shared that they've experienced tears and noticed that the rich colors lose their vibrancy post wash.
Ideal for cooler temperatures, this heavyweight quilt from Casaluna at Target has been dubbed a "game-changer" by online reviewers who say it's the perfect weight to keep them warm at night. Our Textiles Lab pros appreciate the dual fabrication. The upper quilt is made from a rayon and linen blend with a worn look, while the backing is a cotton sateen weave that's smooth and comfortable. Reviewers say the quality exceeded their expectations, and it "feels much more expensive than the price tag." Some reviews say the material is prone to pilling, especially after it's washed, but you can always try a fabric shaver if you want to get rid of pesky pills.
Made from combed cotton for an extra soft feel, one tester raved that this four layer coverlet from Riley is "extremely cuddly." A Textiles Lab analyst who has tried this coverlet says it is super light, describing it as "airy and breathable," and our tester agreed, sharing, "It's great for summertime!" If you want to use it in cooler weather, it's best to layer with other blankets for a warm and cozy feel, since it's on the thinner side. Reviewers say the machine washable coverlet dries quickly and is easy to care for. The brand does warn that the coloring and specific measurements can vary slightly from what's listed online because each quilt is handcrafted.
If you have a preference for organic bedding, this pick is made with a 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, so t he entire production process, beginning with harvesting the fibers, is organic. It's also Fair Trade certified, which ensures an ethical supply chain. The quilt even comes in a reusable organic cotton bag instead of plastic packaging. The hand-stitched design has a crinkled texture for a rustic look that online reviewers love. Plus, they say it's the perfect balance of lightweight and warm and ideal to use all year long. According to reviewers, the material can feel a little stiff and scratchier than other bedding, but the brand says the quilt will only become softer with time. Although we haven't tested this particular quilt, our analysts appreciate the quality of Coyuchi's products, like its organic cotton sheets, which have performed well in our Lab's evaluations.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab is comprised of experts who evaluate all kinds of bedding like comforters, duvet covers, pillows and sheets. Over the past few years, we've tested over 30 blankets, including coverlets and quilts and have amassed over a hundred data points specific to quilts . We assess quilts in the Lab and share them with our panel of consumer testers who give us real-user feedback about their experiences. Here are some of the criteria we consider when choosing the best quilts:
✔️ Comfort: Comfort is key when it comes to bedding, so our analysts review quilts and coverlets in the Lab, taking notes on the feel of each. Our consumer testers try the quilts out for themselves and rate the quilt's overall comfort, feel and temperature regulation, as well. We also ask our testers to rate the softness of the material.
✔️ Washability: A good quilt should be able to withstand regular washing, so we wash quilt samples according to their care labels, noting any major changes in appearance or shrinkage. Our consumer testers provide us with insight into their own experiences washing and drying the quilts, too, sharing details like if the quilts took longer than expected to dry or if the material pilled afterward.
✔️ Appearance: We want to ensure that the quilts we recommend feel and look great. Our testers rate each quilt's appearance and provide us with notes about how the quilts look in their space and whether or not they drape nicely over the bed.
When you're shopping for a quilt, here are a few things to consider:
✔️ Material: Fiber content and fabric construction have a huge impact on the overall feel of a quilt, and not everyone prefers the same feel. Some of our testers love the crisp and cozy texture of natural fibers like cotton and linen, while others appreciate the smooth feel of man-made fibers like rayon and polyester. When it comes to fabric construction, most quilts are made from plain woven fabrics, but some use plush velvet, smooth sateen or knit jersey.
✔️Size: Review the listed dimensions before choosing a size because they may vary between brands. Some quilts are sized generously with extra material that drapes over the edges of the bed, while others are more true-to-size. If you prefer an oversized look or just don't want to play tug-of-war with your quilt at night, consider sizing up.
✔️ Care: If you're going to be sleeping under your quilt every night, you want to be sure it's relatively easy to care for. The majority of our picks can be machine washed, while some quilts require more delicate care or should be dry cleaned. Look over the listed care instructions, usually located online in the product description or on the quilt's care label, before washing to ensure your quilt will last.
Amanda Constantine joined the Good Housekeeping Institute in 2022 as a home and apparel reviews analysts and has tested dozens of bedding products in the Textiles Lab including sheets, mattress protectors and duvet covers. She has also researched and written about comforters, duvet inserts, travel blankets and mattresses. For this article, she used her related expertise and reviewed prior relevant testing data to choose the best quilts.
Amanda (she/her) researches and reports on products in the Good Housekeeping Institute's Textiles, Paper & Apparel Lab, ranging from clothing and accessories to home furnishings. She holds undergraduate degrees in apparel merchandising and product development and advertising and marketing communications, as well as a master of science degree in consumer sciences from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Good Housekeeping in 2022, Amanda was a lecturer for the fashion and retail studies program at Ohio State, where she taught fashion and textiles courses.
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