I was pleasantly surprised to find what a good quality, soft flannel that was used for the inexpensive pumpkin colored duvet set. The color is a beautiful fall color that blends nicely with my bedroom. However, before putting it on my comforter, I machine washed the set on my permanent press/delicate setting. The wash water turned a dark pumpkin color (good thing I washed it by itself.) I watched the rinse water, and it was a much lighter pumpkin color, but I washed it a second time to be sure I removed all the excess dye. After going through the dryer, it was still nice and soft and did not look faded. This is definitely worth the money and I like it very much. I would have given 4 stars, but had to wash it twice.