Frequently Asked Questions
Matelasse is a fabric (often cotton) that is woven to resemble a quilted pattern, which can be simple or intricate in its stitching. A coverlet is a lightweight blanket that can either be used as the sole cover on warmer nights, or as an extra blanket on top of a comforter or duvet during a colder one.
Put the two together and you have a Matelasse coverlet: a versatile, lightweight, cotton blanket with a pleasing woven pattern.
Casper offers a soft and airy Matelasse Coverlet + Sham Set that will elevate both the look and feel of your bedding with its textured woven style and airy feel.
A Matelasse is a type of coverlet, which utilizes a Matelasse fabric (a cotton or cotton blend fabric that is woven with a textured pattern).
However, a coverlet (a lightweight blanket to be used by itself, as an added layer, or sometimes just to add style to your bedroom decor) can be made from a variety of different fabrics, most commonly cotton, cotton blends, or linen.
Nope, Matelasse coverlets and duvet covers are quite different! A Matelasse bed coverlet would likely live on top of a duvet to provide extra comfort and warmth or decorative appeal, while a duvet and duvet cover would function as the primary piece of bedding.
While quilted duvet covers and Matelasse coverlets may have the same woven design and texture, Matelasse coverlets are made from only one layer of fabric. A duvet cover, on the other hand, is made of two layers with an opening for a duvet blanket, used to protect the duvet from dirt, spills, sweat, and so on.
Due to Matelasse’s airy, thin fabric and the quilt-like pattern that’s woven throughout, Matelasse is very soft and a joy to lay on.
The Casper Matelasse Coverlet + Sham Set is made with 100% cotton, and the woven pattern offers textured comfort unique to this type of coverlet set.