Why Down Quilts Are The Best Choice For Every Season

Let's dive into the world of quilts, or as we call them here in Australia, doonas. It's not just about picking something for your bed; it's about choosing a companion for your sleep, tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're someone who gets chilly easily or tends to overheat, Manchester Factory has got you covered. And I'm not just talking about the winter—these quilts are versatile for every season!

What's the Deal with Down & Feather Quilts?

First things first, let's talk about down-and-feather quilts. If you're wondering what 'down' is, think of it as the cozy, fluffy layer that geese and ducks sport under their outer feathers to keep warm. It's not just light; it's like a natural insulator. The more down in your quilt, the toastier you'll be.

At the Manchester Factory, we've got a range of down/feather quilts. From the 50/50 Duck quilt, perfect for all seasons, to the 80/20 Duck and Goose options for those extra chilly nights.

Understanding Quilt Construction

When picking out a down or feather quilt, pay attention to its construction. You want a boxed or baffle box construction; this is a design where the top and bottom layers are stitched together in a grid pattern, creating compartments that keep the filling evenly distributed. No more shaking and adjusting your quilt in the middle of the night!

Responsibly Sourced Goodness

Here's something cool: our down and feather quilts are not only made in Melbourne but are responsilbly  sourced from Luv-a-Duck in Nhill, VIC. We're talking about high-quality, responsibly sourced materials here.

The Making of a Quality Quilt

The process of creating these quilts is meticulous. The feathers are thoroughly washed and separated to ensure only the finest make it into your quilt. The final step? Air-blowing them into top-notch cotton japara box cassette casings. This careful process ensures that the filling stays put, giving you a consistently fluffy experience.

Why Down Quilts?

Down quilts are lightweight yet warm, durable, machine washable, and breathable. Plus, their box construction maximizes loft, making them an excellent choice for a comfortable sleep.

Down vs. Feather: What's the Difference?

Ever wondered about the difference between down and feathers? Feathers are what you typically think of with birds – they have a spine and a leaf-like shape. Down, on the other hand, is like a cluster of fluffy balls, great at trapping air and creating that cozy, soft feel.

Warmth Ratings: Tailored Comfort

At Manchester Factory, we rate our quilts on a warmth scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being perfect for cold winters and 1 ideal for warmer months. This way, you can pick a doona that matches your ideal sleeping temperature perfectly.

Finding Quality Australian-Made Quilts Online

Looking for a quality Australian-made quilt online? Make sure you're buying from reputable sellers. Check their feedback and product descriptions to ensure you're getting the real deal.

Why go for an Australian-made Down & Feather Quilt?

Australian-made quilts stand out for their quality and durability, thanks to their use of superior materials and thicker cotton batting. They're not just a purchase; they're an investment in your comfort.

So, there you have it! Whether it's the depths of winter or a balmy summer night, a down and feather quilt from Manchester Factory could be your ticket to blissful sleep.

Check out our Down and Feather Collection, which also includes pillows and cushions, to find the perfect match for your bedtime needs.