I love quilts. I think they are the perfect covering for a bed. Though down comforters are light and warm, I always bake under them. I've found that quilts work perfectly for me. I pile them on on cold nights and peel them off if it gets too warm. Perfect flexibility and temperature control!
Over the years I've collected and used old quilts on my bed. And over the years, they have deteriorated from dogs on the bed and the necessary washing that followed that repeated event. I've always felt that quilts were meant to be used, but over the years I felt bad too, as the beautiful things became damaged as they were used.
Many years ago I had a boyfriend who was the iconic starving artist, living in a cold, "unappointed" apartment. He had few pieces of furniture, using a mattress on the floor with a movers blanket as a quilt. I loved the look, mix of colors and functionality of that movers blanket and looked for one for myself for years. Unfortunately, all the ones I found were made out of cheap, pilly, polyester, which I didn't like much, so I never got one for myself.
Enter Utility Canvas. What a wonderful combination of the function of a quilt with the utilitarian aesthetic and performance of the moving blankets I love. I have a quilt and a throw from them for the bed, plus a couple of their sailor pants and a skirt too. They've managed to create the perfect product for our modern lives full of dogs and kids and dirt. So snuggle up 'cause it's cold out tonight.