When you think of quilts, you may think of sitting in your favorite chair all curled up with a cozy quilt in front of the fire, a good book, and maybe some warm tea or hot chocolate. And while quilts keep us nice and toasty (and even possibly save on our energy bills), it doesn't necessarily mean we need to give them up when the weather turns warmer.
When the weather changes in the Spring, you might be curious how to switch your quilt out with something lighter and adapt it to your bedroom in the spring/summer. Thanks to their cotton fabric, lightweight quilts can help keep you cooler on those warm summer nights. Cotton is lightweight and breathable and it will help you to stay cool and sleep soundly on those hot summer nights.
Summertime Quilts: The Battle of The Batting
We’ve discussed in previous blog posts that all quilts aren’t created equally, and the weight of the quilt certainly applies to this concept. A quilt’s weight is the biggest indicator in terms of if it’s suitable to sleep with during the summer, or if you’re better off storing it away until winter ultimately arrives.
Batting plays a big role in the weight of your quilt. Whether you’re buying a quilt or designing one from scratch, being informed about batting can help you make smart decisions when it comes to selecting summertime quilts.
When you’re thinking of buying summertime quilts, you’ll want to select quilts that have thin batting. Don’t mistake thin batting for low quality---it’s possible to find thin batting that won’t wear out or warp while in the wash. Heavy quilt batting will likely make you feel too warm during the night, but it really all depends on the material. Heavy quilt batting doesn’t always equal a warm quilt.
For example, polyester batting is extremely lightweight. However, keep in mind that polyester is a synthetic fabric and it’s not as breathable as other choices. This will result in a warmer quilt.
Wool is by far the warmest batting that you can select, and you’ll want to steer clear of this selection for summertime quilts. Even though wool is heavy, it helps give quilts a nice shape and allows them to beautifully drape if you’re using them for decorative purposes.
Beyond wool, cotton is another popular batting choice for summertime quilts. This is an instance when heavy batting won’t necessarily make you feel too hot during the warmer months. Even though it’s heavy, cotton is a breathable fabric that will help keep you comfortable throughout the season.
One of the last popular batting options with summertime quilts is not using any batting at all. This removes an entire layer makes for the lightest quilt available. Some people prefer having at least one layer of batting to use year-round, but it all depends on personal preference.
Between the fabric and your batting, you certainly have some choices on your hands when it comes to selecting summertime quilts. But there’s certainly more to summertime quilts than its batting---and that comes down to color and design.
What Are The Best Colors For Summertime Quilts?
Are there specific colors that make you think of summer? According to HGTV, there are 10 popular colors to use for your home decor during the summertime, and you can find all of these colors and more incorporated within your favorite quilts.
These colors include:
- Sky Blue
- Nail Polish Red
- Nautical Navy
- Sunny Yellow
- Crisp White
- Water’s Edge Blue (Cool, soft blue shade)
- Fresh-Squeezed Orange
- Flirty Pink
Summertime Quilt Color Selection
As you’ve learned from our previous blogs, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to color selection for quilts. If you’re aiming for a specific decor theme such as country rustic, there will likely be a specific color theme that you’ll adhere to. But otherwise, it’s always a safe bet to stick to your favorites in terms of personal taste and concentrate on the weight of your quilt.
Primitive Star Quilt Shop has a great selection of not only summertime quilts, but general bedding as well. Spring and Fall we offer new collections so we always have something for everyone.
There are a variety of fun fabrics, colors, and prints to complement your bedroom, and these are a few of our top picks for summertime quilts and bedding for the upcoming season.
1. Ashmont Bedding
If you’re looking for lighter more neutral tones to brighten up your bedroom, look no further than our Ashmont Bedding. This option will bring a soft tranquil feel to your personal space with it's muted earth tones of creme, khaki, blues, black, and grey. This set runs $149.95 for the twin quilt and $229.95 for the king.
2. Cheston Quilted Bedding
What better way to incorporate patches of light and dark color into your summer decor than with our Cheston Quilted Bedding? This fun custom designed quilt features a patchwork block design in burgundy and creme plaids, vintage prints and a ticking stripe fabric blend together for a perfect country combination. This bedding is perfect if you want to change up your bedroom to reflect the change in seasons. The Cheston Quilted Bedding twin quilt is $89.95 and the king is $137.95.
3. Primitive Star Quilted Bedding
If you’re looking to incorporate some dark and light tones, the Primitive Star Quilted bedding will fit the bill perfectly. This three wide fabric borders make a perfect edging for the block pattern of this stunning quilt. The "primitive star", with it's various sized points, is featured in every other quilt square, alternating with nine patch blocks. The colors consist of black, tan, creme, and grey. The Primitive Star twin quilt is $129.95 and the king is $209.95.
4. Adria Porcelain Rose Bedding
Switch out your winter darks for something a little more light and airy with our Kettle Grove Quilted Bedding. This random patchwork design in checks, plaid, and mini florals will brighten up your bedroom in the the summer months while still offering that primitive country look. The Kettle Grove twin quilt is $149.95 and the king is $229.95.
Get More Out of Your Summer With Summertime Quilts From Primitive Star Quilt Shop
When you’re looking for new summertime quilts and bedding, you won’t be disappointed with the selection at Primitive Star Quilt Shop. Get in touch with us today for comments, questions or feedback through our website, or order your new bed set today.