How To Choose A Wool Quilt For Winter

It's winter and you need a quilt that is warm and comfortable. There are many options to choose from, but which one will be the best for you? In this guide, I'll show you how to choose the best wool quilt for your needs and budget so that you're cozy all winter long.

Why Wool is the Perfect Winter Quilt

Wool is a natural fiber and one of the best fabrics to keep you warm in winter. It has many benefits, including being hypoallergenic, breathable, anti-bacterial and able to wick away sweat.

Wool has been used for centuries by humans because of its insulating properties. The natural elasticity of wool means that it will stay warm even if you move around during your sleep. This makes wool ideal for both single-bedding quilts as well as double-bedding blankets or throws (which are often used on couches).

The other great thing about wool is that it doesn't trap heat as synthetic fibres do - so despite being thick enough to keep you warm during cold nights, it won't get too hot when temperatures rise outside!

What makes wool quilts breathable

Wool is a natural fibre that's been used to make textiles for thousands of years. In addition to being warm and durable, it's also naturally breathable, which means heat can escape through the fabric when your body temperature rises. This makes wool quilts a great choice during the winter months because they help you stay warm without overheating.

Wool is also naturally anti-microbial; it inhibits the growth of mould, fungus, and bacteria on its surface through oxidation reactions. This prevents odors from developing over time—a major plus if you're sensitive to smells or have allergies!

What to look for when shopping for a wool quilt

When shopping for a wool quilt there are a few things that you need to look for in a wool quilt.

  1. 100% wool quilt. Wool is naturally insulating, so it retains heat well and can be used to make bedding with both warmth and breathability as opposed to a wool quilt that is blended with synthetic fibers 
  2. Look for a high-wool content quilt (GSM “grams per square metre), especially in Winter. The more wool in a quilt, the warmer it will be—so look out for anything labelled as having “400gsm” or more the warmer the quilt will be. Wool has great thermal properties; you want to see that reflected in the product's fabric quality!
  3. Check that your chosen quilt was made to an Australian standard: That means it will have been made using only Australian Merino sheepskins—which are soft and thick—in an ethical way. 
  4. Keep an eye out for certifications like Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (Oeko-Tex) labels on all materials used in the manufacturing process


Warmth Rating
Cheat Sheet for Wool 
Summer: 200 GSM
Winter: 400-750 GSM
All Seasons: 300-400gsm 

A warm and breathable wool quilt is the perfect way to ensure you get a good night’s sleep, even in winter.

A wool quilt is a perfect way to ensure you get a good night's sleep, even in winter. Wool has various properties that make it ideal for cold weather. It is naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic and breathable.

All of these qualities combine to help keep you warm while also keeping you comfortable and healthy all year round. Wool has been used for thousands of years as an insulating material because it keeps its warmth in cold weather and releases heat when there is extra moisture trapped inside your body during hot summer months.

I hope you found this guide helpful in your search for the perfect winter quilt. We’re sure that with our advice on choosing a wool quilt and using it correctly, you will be able to sleep like a baby even during the coldest nights! If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We would love to hear from you.