Fern Matelasse Bedspread
This product will last you YEARS.
I have had this coverlet and shams for AT LEAST five yrs, and it still looks great, despite 2 cats and a husband who likes to take naps ON TOP of it. (SOMEONE tell me how to train HIM!). The lack of a fabric back has never been an issue for me, stains come out easily (cotton), and washes beautifully. Look at the sizes between the bedspread and coverlet carefully to decide what size you need (I don't know why the other reviewers have criticized this as you can always exchange!). Yes, it might shrink a bit, but allow for this in your size or stretch it carefully when drying (cold water; air dry or low dryer setting). The slightly heavier weight, I feel, is what allows it to hold up with time - it has not lost its shape or thickness, and does not pill. The colors have held up VERY well, and if you need accessories, there are PLENTY of pillows "out there" to easily finish the set (or buy an extra sham and have it altered to a throw pillow!). This set is WELL worth the ordering, not only for its looks, but its ability to LAST over time - the money you spend for it now will be saved from not having to replace it for a LOOOONG time.
April 5, 2014
Nice coverlet for Summer!
Got this for summer. Had a quilt and it was too heavy.
It is not backed, but if it was, it would just add to the weight.
I like this fern khaki matelassť. Picked khaki as it would show less wear than the lighter color. Had a tear in it when I rcved it but cust service handled it quickly and was generous in discounting the coverlet. First time I'd gotten anything with any kind of defect from Linen Source. It was easily repairable. Will shop with them again!
August 3, 2013
Very nice weight
I needed something light for the summer months and this is perfect and looks very nice!
June 28, 2013
LOVE THE NATURAL COLOR BEDSPREAD WITH THE LOVELY DUAL COLOR FERNS. I HAVE A TWIN HOSPITAL BED WHICH IS LONGER THAN A NORMAL TWIN BED AND IT FITS OVER THE FOOTBOARD TO THE FLOOR. I HAVEN'T WASHED THE SPREAD YET, BUT AM SURE BY FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS IT WILL TURN OUT FINE. MY BIG COMPLAINT AS WITH OTHER REVIEWERS IS THE UNDER SIDE OF THE SPREAD WHICH IS UNFINISHED. IT SHOULD HAVE A COTTON BACKING FOR THE PRICE! DO HOPE THE MANUFACTURER WILL UPDATE THE SPREAD BY ADDING A COTTON BACKING. THE WEIGHT IS PERFECT FOR COOL SUMMER EVENINGS IN CALIFORNIA.
June 26, 2013
I like the quilt stiching all around the leaves. The fabric is a bit of a loose weave leaving it more likely to be snaged. The loos weave does add to the older affect of the spred. The scolloped edges are only surged and not finished with a ,binding. The back is not finished, leaving a very loose weave. Again, I worry about snagging but also about the spred streching out of shape after a couple cleanings.
The spread hs a nice overall weigh. The fern leaves are lovely.
December 8, 2012
love this spread
bought just about all they had to offer and so far I am very happy with them. beautiful.
October 16, 2012
SO VERY HAPPY!
Have been looking for a king sized, warm weather weight, quilt/spread for ages. Most quilts or coverlets are just too small to adequately cover a pillow top king size mattress. Wanted something that would REALLY cover both of us (he's a bed clothes hog!). After reading the reviews, carefully, I ordered the king size bedspread and shams, in khaki. The khaki was a tad more yellow than I anticipated, but still lovely with the 2 shades of green in the ferns. Knowing the pieces would probably shrink some, I followed the washing instructions and kept my fingers crossed . NO worries (l-o-l)! The shams shrank a bit, but still fit the king size pillows - just a bit more snugly than pre-wash. The spread hardly shrank at all - mostly width-wise - yet still hangs down to the bottom of the foundation. Washing also eliminated nearly all of the "packaging" odor things seem to have these days. Since I plan on using this set for years, I feel the price was reasonable/justified. I am SO VERY HAPPY with this purchase!
June 14, 2012
This bedspread looks great on paper, but when I got it home I was very disappointed. The colors and pattern are like the picture, but the quality is not what I expected from Linen Source. The back of the spread is not finished and the threads are showing and pull if you are not very careful. The first night I got my foot caught in a thread and had to get out of bed to untangle myself!
If the back was finished it would be a much better product. Because of these issues I think it is overpriced. Look for another spread and you will be better off than with this one.
June 12, 2012