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What the Quilt? - Cuddly Panda Bedding

What the Quilt?

Whether you call it a Quilt, a Duvet or a Doona, the most important thing is purchasing an item that best fits your needs. What many think is an easy and mindless task, picking the right Quilt has a big affect on how good a night sleep you will get all year round.


Types of Fills

Picking the fill of quilt is one of the most important aspects, the fill type determines the warmth the quilt will provide, plus one underrated aspect, the weight of the quilt for comfort.

Down Filling

Down fibres lie beneath the protective feather covering of the bird. They typically come from the soft underside of the animal's belly and provide insulation to keep it warm. Down fibres are light and fluffy, and do not contain any quills. For this reason, pure down is considered to be one of the best fillings for quilts. 

Down itself has no heat. The fluffy filaments of down interlock and overlap to trap a layer of air that surrounds the body. When you are lying under your quilt it is your body heat that is being reflected back. Goose down is slightly more superior than duck as they are from colder climates and are aged longer.

The higher your down content will result in a higher warmth rating, however also important to note, is the fill weight, the more down put into the quilt, the better its insulating capabilities will be.


Wool has been a staple in the bedding industry. Known for its warmth and its renewable souring, many products use wool to fill.

The most beneficial factor of wool is its natural ability to breathe and regulate body temperature, regardless of your surroundings. Wool creates a micro-climate which assists in regulating body temperature and humidity, relieving the body of thermal stress and promoting a deeper, more refreshing sleep.



One of the most overlooked aspects of choosing a quilt is the construction. All our quilts are closed with a beautiful Japara Cotton case leaving them feeling soft and luxurious.

But in reality the most important construction note is our boxed wall construction. Boxed wall construction creates little squares all throughout the quilt, stitched to close off the quilt in little square sections. 

The benefit of boxed wall construction is keeping an even fill across the entire quilt, thus creating a more even heat dispersion, and not clumping all your fill in certain areas.

All of our quilts are Box wall in construction, meaning you get the best sleep possible as you will have an even layer of warmth and weight surrounding you.

Stop having to work on your quilt to even out the filling with this one simple feature.



One of the benefits of being a respected Australian quilt manufacturer is we have the ability to custom fill our quilts. You might say how does this help me? Custom filling is perfect for those who dont fit our standard arrangements. If this is you, send us an email at and we can start the ball rolling on your needs.

The other benefit is creating a "Couples Quilt", these quilts allow us to have different fill ratings  on different halfs of the quilts, allowing you and your partner to share the same quilt, even if you have different quilt needs. Contact us for more information.


After reading all this you may still not know what is the ideal quilt, and that is fine. The right quilt for you could be completely different to your friends, family or even your partner. It is important to see what best suits you.

If you are unsure about what quilt is right for you, send us an email, use our chat feature, or give us a call. We will be more then happy to discuss this with you.