Choosing between a quilt, comforter or duvet is generally a matter of personal taste and budget. A quilt is essentially a thin layer of batting sandwiched between two layers of quilted fabric. A comforter is most commonly filled with multiple layers of synthetic insulation or batting, making it thicker and warmer than a quilt. A duvet is similar to a comforter, although usually insulated with a loftier material, such as down, wool or a high-loft synthetic material. Most duvets include a machine-washable cover to protect them from stains and dirt. If you buy a duvet without a cover, it’s highly recommended that you also purchase a duvet cover, as most duvets must be dry cleaned. For great deals on a wide range of quilts, comforters and duvets from Ivy Hill Home, C & F Enterprises, DownTown and other bedding brands, be sure to stop here first.