Patchwork Perfection: Quilts To Covet

14/08/2014 16:37 | Updated 22 May 2015

Want something that will make your home instantly cosier? Look no further than a patchwork quilt. Lisa Cowan edits the snuggliest ones on the market...

Cold winter nights call for cosy, easy-on-the-eye patchwork quilts that are just crying out to be snuggled under. Bold and bright is the general rule of thumb when it comes to a quilt of the patch variety, but there are plenty of sumptuous alternatives if you prefer something altogether more subtle.

Enjoy our pick of the best below - all you need to do is light a scented candle, put the fire on, pour yourself a glass of something nice and settle down for some very well deserved you time.

If a cool, muted colour palette is your decor taste, this quilted two-tone bedspread and matching pillowcases will add a real touch of sophistication to any bedroom setting. Team with candles, a large orchid and vintage vases for a chic boudoir aesthetic.

If girly and sweet is more your interior style, this sugary array of quilted squares will up the feminine ante with gusto. Keep everything else muted to let this eye-catching design take centre stage. No boys allowed!


Another girly take on the patchwork quilt, this time with a country chic Cath Kidston-esque twist. We'll add mini vases of garden flowers and paint a signature wall in a pale blue blue to offset the charming design.


An exotic flourish, you say? Look no further than this Indian-inspired patched quilt. Dark wooden furniture and golden accessories will only add to the magic that this detailed and richly textured quilt will create.


For those of us who love our interior extras with more than a dash of vintage character, this rose adorned patch quilt is just the ticket. Use it as a bedspread or make like the picture and drape it over a baroque-style armchair to add a sumptuous French twist to a master or guest bedroom.


Classic Cape Cod styling meets of-the-moment taste. We love this New England-inspired quilt set. If we close our eyes we can pretend our bedroom has an ocean view and the air is filled with the delicious scent of fresh clam chowder. If only.

The Comfi Cottage

Delicate and beautifully finished, this pretty patchwork quilt will look beautiful in a light and airy sun room. Lunch followed by an afternoon curled up reading a book with this draped over us? Count us in.

Pinch of Salt Home

Erring on twee, we can imagine this jaunty mis-match design in a country cottage in the Lake District. Fun and over the top - why the heck not?


For those of you who aren't huge fans of florals, stripes are equally popular in the world of the patchwork quilt. We love this busy red and cream striped design. If you have a room that's in dire need of a hint of cheer, this is the perfect bedding set.

Marquis & Dawe

For something altogether more modern, this colour-happy design from Plum Chutney is a gorgeous addition to any room.. Add to fresh white linen and match your lampshades and rug to one colour from the quilt to really make it pop.

Plum Chutney

Did someone say Americana? A stars and stripes design isn't for everyone, but if you're after a big old shot of personality, this eye-catching print will come up top trumps.

Marquis & Dawe

Feeling inspired? Click through our gallery to find out price and stockist details. Happy shopping!

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