For our wedding, I bought us the Brooklinen linen quilt and two pillow shams, to elevate our bedroom from “engaged couple” to ”married couple.” It sure made our minimalist bedroom chic and tidy, but only three years later, it started coming apart.

It also cost me more than $300.

Around this time, I found out by chatting with Brooklinen’s customer support that they considered my quilt set past its limited warranty and they weren’t going to send me a replacement. So, I ventured onward into the new world of quilts and linens, and tried the Linen Quilt Set from Quince.

In this review, see how the Quince Quilt Sets compare to my experience with Brooklinen, and if the Quince bedding is worth an investment for your bedroom!

What I got:

  1. Brooklinen: Brooklinen Linen Quilt (Queen, Charcoal Diamond), with 2 Shams (sold separately)
  2. Quince: Quince European Linen Quilt Set (Queen, Terracotta), with 2 Shams (included in the quilt set)

Pictured: (left) Brooklinen quilt set, and (right) Quince quilt set, in two different homes.

Quince quilt sets vs. Brooklinen: Price

If you’ve seen anything from my Quince Home collection review, you’ll know I’m happy with Quince and all the items I’ve tried from the products for bedroom, living room, bath and kitchen.

I’ve also explained at length that Quince is super affordable for the quality you get (and I haven’t had many quality issues to date, save for a few snags in my Quince bamboo sheets).

But basically, Brooklinen had me frustrated with the price point to begin with. I paid $279 for my quilt that started falling apart before the three-year mark, and the craftsmanship was never exceptional. On top of that, the set of two quilted pillow shams retails at $79. (photos below, in some of our first apartments as a couple)

Quince’s quilt sets are unbelievably more competitively priced. The European Quilt Set (including two shams!) from Quince retails under $200, in TOTAL.

If you compare that to the other big names in the industry like Parachute and West Elm, you’re looking at savings of $100 or more. More often than not, Quince customers say the Quince bedding sets have an “unbeatable price.”

Quince bedding sets vs. Brooklinen: Quality

As you read into my Brooklinen Quilt Set after 3 years review, you’ll find all about my issues with the cotton sheets and the quality complaint I had about my Brooklinen quilt. I didn’t even wash it that often, and I rarely spend time on my bed aside from sleeping in it!

Photos: issues after 3 years with the Brooklinen quilt after barely even sitting on it

Quince’s European Linen Quilt set is made from 100% European Linen Flax with recycled polyester filling. It feels strong and well-made, and in the Queen size, it is big. I ran the entire set (quilt and two shams) through the washer, and put them in the dryer for a bit before hanging them dry for several days (the quilt is this big, I swear). After the stress of the washer and dryer, all parts of the Quince quilt and sham set held up.

Photos: my Quince quilt after a wash

Quince bedding sets vs. Brooklinen: Design

Both the Brooklinen and Quince quilt sets look very charming in the photos on each website. I aspire to have my bedroom only look close to how great both staged beds look in the images on the product pages.

The Brooklinen quilt I got is thinner, with less of a “comforter” feel than the European Linen Quilt from Quince. Both are supposed to be all-season, and for the Brooklinen Quilt, it has been true for me, as I used the quilt all year, just with a second layer piled on top during winter.

As for the Quince European Linen Quilt, I chose it because I was looking to replace the Brooklinen one, and wanted a summer-appropriate quilt that wouldn’t bog me down in warmer months.

The design on each is similar, save for the 90-degree-tilted “diamond” stitching design on the Brooklinen quilt, whereas the Quince quilt is stitched in squares, parallel to the edges. Both have a “lived-in” vibe to them, which I like, for seeming down-to-earth, cozy and slightly textured.

Dimensions

While we’re here discussing the differences and similarities between these two famous quilt sets, I found out just now that they do have slightly different dimensions, at least in the Full/Queen size I ordered in both:

  • Quince (Full/Queen): 92” x 88”
  • Brooklinen (Full/Queen): 96” x 92”

Keep this in mind if you’re looking for particular dimensions on your quilt. In the King/Cal King size, the Brooklinen quilt is also 4-6 inches longer, per side.

In draping my queen-sized bed in the Brooklinen quilt versus the Quince one, you can slightly tell the difference. The Brooklinen quilt drapes more to the floor and looks more like it is spilling off the bed, and the Quince one, with its slightly smaller dimensions, sits on the bed with less touching the floor.

I’m torn on which I like better, but in recent months, I’ve been tripping over my Brooklinen quilt where it hits the floor, so I think I like Quince’s dimensions better.

Photos: the Brooklinen quilt is longer, so I would “tuck in” the edges on my box spring to keep from stepping on it. The Quince quilt is 4 inches shorter, so it just grazes the floor.

Returning: What if you don’t like them?

Quince has an edge over Brooklinen in the returns department: Brooklinen offers 365-day returns, but deducts $9.95 from your purchase price if you want your money back.

Quince offers hassle-free 365-day returns with no fees.

Photos: This is how my Quince quilt arrived in the box.

Which one to get?

If I had known about the Quince European Linen Quilt set the year we had our wedding, I would’ve opted for it without hesitation. When I pair these products up against each other, they’re both “100% European Linen” with polyester fill, and made for all four seasons.

And then when I look at the total prices, the Quince set is under $200, and the Brooklinen set runs me over $300.

So, I think the decision is simple, plus, if I want to return one, the fact that Brooklinen charges you really irks me.

Photo: How the Quince quilt was folded up when taking it out of the packaging and before I put it in my washing machine.

More Quince Quilt Sets (Which one to choose?)

I went through quite a bit of perusing when I chose my Quince Quilt Set. I finalized my decision of the European Quilt Set because it seemed like the hands-down bestseller, with thousands of reviews on the Quince website.

However, let’s not forget that I took a good look at the European Linen Dream Quilt Set, which has an airier “luxe” feel, and is a twist on a classic quilt stitched pattern.

There’s also the competitively-priced and budget-friendly European Linen Cotton Stitch Quilt Set, which is a linen-cotton blend, and certainly more of a traditional quilt thickness (rather than a stuffed comforter). It’s textured, and reminds me more of what I’d call a “bedspread” that you could layer on top of with more blankets or throws.

The biggest steal of all is the Quince Organic Ribbed Cotton Coverlet Set, a cotton quilt-look bedding set that’s thin and comfy. It’s a dab under $100: a true budget find from the Quince Home line.