Quilt vs. Blanket

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Quilt and Blanket is that the Quilt is a bedcover made of multiple layers of fabric quilted together, usually stitched in decorative patterns and Blanket is a type of bedding.

  • Quilt

    A quilt is a multi-layered textile, traditionally composed of three layers of fiber: a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding, and a woven back, combined using the technique of quilting, the process of sewing the three layers together.

    The pattern of stitching can be the key decorative element if a single piece of fabric is used for the top of a quilt (a “wholecloth quilt”), but in many cases the top is pieced from a patchwork of smaller fabric pieces; and the pattern and color of these pieces will be important to the design.

    In the twenty-first century, quilts are frequently displayed as non-utilitarian works of art but historically quilts were often used as bedcovers; and this use persists today.

    (In modern British English, the word “quilt” can also be used to refer to an unquilted duvet or comforter.)

  • Blanket

    A blanket is a large piece of soft cloth. The item is typically used to keep warm, while sleeping or lying down. A blanket traps the radiant heat from the user’s body, and instead of dissipating into the air, it warms the user. It also protects against heat being lost by the processes of convection.

  • Quilt (noun)

    A bed covering consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together, with insulation between, often having a decorative design.

    “My grandmother is going to sew a quilt.”

  • Quilt (noun)

    A roll of material with sound-absorbing properties, used in soundproofing.

  • Quilt (noun)

    A quilted skirt worn by women.

  • Quilt (verb)

    To construct a quilt.

  • Quilt (verb)

    To construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique.

  • Blanket (noun)

    A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.

    “The baby was cold, so his mother put a blanket over him.”

  • Blanket (noun)

    A layer of anything.

    “The city woke under a thick blanket of fog.”

  • Blanket (noun)

    A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed.

    “A press operator must carefully wash the blanket whenever changing a plate.”

  • Blanket (noun)

    A streak or layer of blubber in whales.

  • Blanket (adjective)

    General; covering or encompassing everything.

    “They sought to create a blanket solution for all situations.”

    “a blanket ban”

  • Blanket (verb)

    To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.

    “A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area.”

  • Blanket (verb)

    To traverse or complete thoroughly.

    “The salesman blanketed the entire neighborhood.”

  • Blanket (verb)

    To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.

  • Blanket (verb)

    To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.

  • Quilt (noun)

    a warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of stitching, typically applied in a decorative design.

  • Quilt (noun)

    a knitted or fabric bedspread with decorative stitching.

  • Quilt (noun)

    a duvet.

  • Quilt (noun)

    a layer of padding used for insulation

    “the roof space should be insulated with a glass-fibre quilt at least 100 mm thick”

  • Quilt (verb)

    join together (layers of fabric or padding) with lines of stitching to form a bed covering, a warm garment, or for decorative effect

    “a blue quilted jacket”

  • Quilt (verb)

    punch (someone)

    “more than one bloke I’ve seen Joe quilt good and proper”

Oxford Dictionary

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