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Merino Wool Quilts (Australian Made) from $42.40 Delivered @ Linen Dreams eBay

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Feeling a little cold? You are not alone.

These were very popular last time - check out the comments.

Made in Sydney from Australian Merino:

  • Weight ratings: 200GSM, 350GSM, 500GSM and 700GSM (grams/square metre).
  • Sizes: Cot/Cotbed, Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King and Super King.

Over 20,000 sales on that link alone and I can confirm they are high-quality quilts.

Part of the 20% off All Items in Selected Categories at Selected Sellers.

UPDATE Mon 13/5: The firm is urgently working on an unexpected failure with one of their (usually reliable) machines - they're basically getting a spare part flown in express - so there may be a delay with some orders however most have been posted. Please cut them some slack and minimise messages to them if possible as it's already clear they're doing everything they can to fix this as it's very much in their interests as well. It shouldn't take them too long and i'll update when things are clearer. Note they were hit pretty hard with this post. It's important this works for them as well so i can persuade them to include improved freebies in future, so please be patient. The Phantom

UPDATE Fri 17/5: They have now posted 1500 of the 1600 ordered over the two days of this post, and the last 100 should be sent by express post either today or tomorrow. The machine that failed is still down but the others have been operating overtime to clear the orders. BTW i wasn't aware when i posted that they make many of these on the fly in response to orders. Thanks for your patience - i have sought to impress upon the vendor the importance of keeping buyers informed of progress. The Phantom

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  • +43 votes

    200GSM
    Single: $42.40
    King Single: $49.60
    Double: $51.20
    Queen: $54.40
    King: $56.00

    350GSM
    Cot: $42.40
    Single: $50.40
    King Single: $53.60
    Double: $55.20
    Queen: $57.60
    King: $59.2
    Super King: $95.20

    500GSM
    Cot: $47.20
    Single: $60.00
    King Single: $61.60
    Double: $64.00
    Queen: $68.00
    King: $70.40
    Super King: $112.00

    700GSM
    Single: $68.00
    King Single: $71.20
    Double: $74.40
    Queen: $78.40
    King: $81.60
    Super King: $135.20

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    Aus Made 100% Merino Down Wool Quilt Duvet Doona Blanket Summer/Winter All Size

    What is Merino Down?

    • +3 votes

      It's Merino Wool - maybe they did that to catch folk searching for goose/duck down quilts.

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    Purchased a 700GSM King… it was bloody freezing this morning in Syd

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      No kidding, and thus my timing with this.

      I just swapped to my 700GSM as well. Went to look for that meteor shower at 4am and only saw one.

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      is 700 GSM warmer than 500 GSM? What's the difference exactly apart from weight?

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        it is heavier, thus should provide better insulation and be warmer.

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          I just ordered 500gsm queen, should I have gotten the 700 gsm king instead? Did I just throw my money away on a quilt that is too thin and too small. I've never bought a quite before, they have always just kinda been 'around'.

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            @AustriaBargain: To be honest I have the same feeling. In the same boat too. Never bought a quilt before. I think 500 GSM is more like it for Sydney weather and 700 GSM is for places like Canberra but it again depends person to person. 500 GSM should be a good bet in my opinion.

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    I'll vouch for these. I bought the 500GSM a while back and it is great.

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    Just bought a 500GSM Queen. Thanks OP.

  • +2 votes

    Is this machine washable?

    • +2 votes

      From my last post:

      Note these can get quite large and will need storage space when not in use.
      You'll also notice the prices vary only moderately with the GSM weighting.
      You'll probably need to get them professionally cleaned now and again - they certainly won't fit in my washing machine.

      EDIT:

      The tag on my 200GSM says:

      "Warm gentle machine wash separately. Do not bleach or tumble dry. Rinse well. Reduce spin. Line dry in shade. Do not iron. Dry cleanable".

      But frankly i doubt you'll fit it in.

      • +2 votes

        Maybe in a laundrymat I'd be hoping for.

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          Oh sure, they'll generally handle just about anything.

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        I recommend washing in the bath if you want to walk at home. Make sure you clean the bath first. Also make sure you've got somewhere to dry it.
        They can weigh a lot when wet so putting it over a hills hoist can be tricky is you're short or not particularly strong. Many portable racks aren't large or strong enough. A clean balcony railing might be ok, but don't let the wind blow the quilt away. Also, they and can take most or all of a warm sunny day to dry

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      Also want to know this.

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      I bought the 500gsm queen last time and it says spot clean or dry clean only. Maybe they make both? Anyway still happy with mine, especially for the price.

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        Do you find it's warm enough for cold nights where you live?

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          We've only had our 500gsm for a few months so we will have to wait until around mid June to find out. We live in a temperate area and don't get extreme temperatures so I thought 700gsm would be too hot for us. So, my answer to your question is, I don't know :)

      • +1 vote

        Oh yeah, my 700GSM says dry clean only. I suspect they'll all wash ok though.

        Maybe it's only my 700GSM that has embossed japara cotton. Haven't noticed anything on the 200GSM. Will try and check this out if i post again sometime…

    • +4 votes

      Don't machine wash! Wool shrunk, and it will never be the same again

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        I washed the spare wool quilt - it's (profanity).

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        Any wool product must be washed in cold water only and on the wool/gentle cycle using wool liquid detergent. Warm water shrinks wool. Gentle cycle spins slow as a fast spin will damage the wool. I learned this the hard way!
        My king wool doona wouldnt fit in my machine so i had 2 options: Laundrette in oversized machine cost about $20 and then dry on the clothes line. Or dry clean for about $45 which is what we chose to do as we didnt have half a day to hang around the laundrette.

  • +2 votes

    Bought a 500gsm king in the last sale. It's good.

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    Would King size be too big for two people on a Queen bed?

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    would the 500gsm weighted quite be suitable for Sydney winter?

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      When I lived in Sydney you only need a quilt 2 months of the year! So 500gsm should be fine.

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        I use it all year round 😂. My thick duck down quilt. I'm used to the weight do if I use a thinner blanket it feels weird and I can't sleep. Do you reckon it's as warm as duck down?

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      I think it depends if you sleep hot or cold - i certainly need the 700GSM in the depths of winter for Sydney, without the need for additional heating or thermals.

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      Im actually in south west Sydney so a 700gsm might be the go

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    Anyone have any idea how these would compare to an 80% goose down quilt, using it now and it's too warm for me. I'm thinking of getting the 500gsm in king

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      My experience with wool is it's fantastic at temp regulation. I have a 450GSM and it lasts well into spring

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      I've heard that wool quilts are meant to breath a little better, but i can't be sure. I used to use a goose down quilt, and they are very light, but i tended to overcook. I soon got used to the weight of the 700GSM wool, and in fact quite like the weight now. Won't suit everyone though.

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      They're so much heavier than down quilts. If you're okay with heavy, I think a 350-500 would be okay.

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    they don't itch like clothing do they?

    • +4 votes

      The cover is a pretty robust japara cotton - that component is actually made elsewhere, but it's high quality. If it hadn't been i wouldn't have posted. I haven't had any problems but i do use a cover.

    • +3 votes

      I've had problems with some wool clothing in the past, either itching like crazy or sneezing to the point that I could not wear them. I purchased the 500gsm last time on sale and I've had no reaction at all. I do have it inside a quilt cover but even without it doesn't have a "woolly" smell and it's cotton cover seems good quality.

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    Ordered the Super King 700gsm. Lets see how it compares to my current quilt that cost easily twice as much (and that was 50% off!) Cheers OP!

    • +2 votes

      Where do you get Super King doona covers - good quality and for a reasonable price? I’m looking at the same but appreciate your advice on this. Thanks

      • +1 vote

        Well I already have a few doona covers since switching to super king. But places like Adairs are good when they have their 50% off sales and you can also usually find a coupon for them to stack as well. Harris Scafe is also another option.

  • +1 vote

    Does the code PMUM20 work for everyone? Strangely it doesn't work for me. I get 'Select a payment option' message. Selected Paypal and logged in and it still doesn't work. Am I missing something?

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    Merino Wool Quilt vs Machine Washable Aus Made Bamboo Blend Quilt pro's and cons on quality?

    • +1 vote

      I don't know as i haven't tried the Bamboo Blend, but the wool ones are meant to be machine washable.

      Didn't know till you mentioned they sold Australian Made bamboo blend…

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        I've read some nasty things about Bamboo pillows being filled with 'bottom of the barrel' parts of Bamboo and plastic waste etc + that some let out some weird chemical odour, so would most likely prefer the Wool one for Winter.

        If it's not Machine Washable, or doesn't fit in my Washing Machine how would you suggest cleaning it? Cheers :]

        • +1 vote

          Laundrette i'd say. Wouldn't want to be faffing around washing these by hand.

  • +2 votes

    I’ll vouch for these… Bloody great quilts. Their pillows are really good, too.

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      I need some new Pillows too.. Do you suggest two of them stacked on top of each other for maximum comfort? Have neck and back pain issues that need resolving & threw out some bad pillows

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        They are of pretty substantial thickness, and I would say soft to medium firmness. I can’t sleep with two stacked, but it’s a matter of personal choice. As with the quilts, these are well made with good quality covers.

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          You sold me. I've got a Queen bed but ordered King to make sure it covers it all..is that the correct thing to do?

          Ordered:

          Turned out to $137 all up, very nice price indeed & hoping to provide myself with some extra comfort for Winter :)

          EDIT: Don't forget to put PHANTOMFREEBIE in comments for your free Egyptian Cotton facewasher as /u/TheGhostWhoWalks mentioned. Cheers OP!

          • +1 vote

            @NeedWifeForVeryCheap: Some people with a stuffed neck find no pillow works, but instead use a soft cervical roll. It can require a bit of a transition period. But always check with a medico first as it's not for everyone and i'm a nobody.

            They only had plenty of facewashers in stock so we settled on that for the freebie. Will try for something a little more substantial next time…

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    ALSO if you include the text PHANTOMFREEBIE in the eBay comments field

    How to use this

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    Anyone from around the Gold Coast & rocking one of these? Wondering if 500GSM will be enough for Winter or too much? I personally don't mind some extra weight & insulation for the Winter time.

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    I bought a few different weights from the last offer - currently using the 700g King, blows my old quilt away in terms of heat retention and fluffy feeling (clearly also due to age difference), at these dollars I think I'll replace annually.

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    These are great Aussie products. Made in Victoria if I remember.

    Got one last time around. Australian wool, and the lining is pure cotton (a lot of other quilts will skimp here). I’m a hot sleeper so I purchased 350GSM, which is effectively an ‘all seasons’ density. I’m in South Australia and it’s been great so far.

    Being that I get really hot during the night, I initially thought wool might be bad, but as it turns out it’s one of the best for my condition. It regulates. If you’re cold it’ll retain heat, if your hot it’ll disperse it. You maintain your temperature rather than fluctuating all over the place. Being all natural too, you don’t have to worry about the microfibre/polyester sweats. Pair the quilt with pure cotton or bamboo covers (something that breathes) and you’ll be good.

    I’d recommend people who sleep hot to try it out.

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    Same prices at Aldi for 500gsm.. worth it for the 700gsm tho

    • +2 votes

      Aldi seems to be mediocre quality with a lot of things nowadays I've noticed though which has turned me off purchasing from them lately..

      • +2 votes

        I have AlDI doona paid like 60 for it. its also 100% aust wool AUS made. very good qaulity. I boughht there 700gsm one off this deal as its cheapest ive seen for a thicker one which i am looking for

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    Would these be the noisy/scratchy material like in a typical hotel doona?

  • +3 votes

    I'd suggest everyone who is interested reads the original post on this thread:

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/385281

    The OP bought the 500GSM quilt (same seller, same item as this post) and noted it was too cold even in Brisbane winters. Subsequent comments also indicate that it possibly may not really be 500GSM as people with 350GSM wool in quality brands say it is very warm. That being said, some people have posted their thoughts here and reviewed it very positively. Now i'm conflicted…

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      Haven't tested these but could weigh one and measure it out, but it will also have the weight of the cover so not that easy to check unless it's underweight. I couldn't be bothered doing this at this stage i'm afraid and i'm not especially worried - the 700GSM one i have is massive.

      • +2 votes

        Actually not too hard to test out. Weigh it while its bundled up.

        For example if you are buying a 700gsm Queen size (210x210cm) - that would be 4.41sqm. 700g x 4.41 ~ 3kg plus a little bit extra for weight of the cotton cover.

        A 500gsm queen size would be about 2.2kg plus the cotton cover weight.

        So as long as your 700gsm quilt was over 3kg it should be right. If it came in under that then you'd be cheated.

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          Next time i replace my doona cover i might bother measuring it out, though other members might beat me to it. Like i said though the 700GSM one i have is massive. Too hot for last night though, but great in the depths of winter.

          Having said that with so many happy campers and a 99.9% eBay rating i think we can rest easy….

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