Q: What is a Matelassé? or Flatbed cover? A: Matelassé usually has a heavy cotton tone-on-tone quilt. No padding in between, you will just feel the weight of the design and cotton. We import most of our matelasses from Italy, Portugal and France. Often traditionally used in a lot of hotels across Europe and a great addition to any bedroom to add that hotel look and feel with their hotel style sheets. How to use a Matelasse? Fold it at the foot of the bed and let it drape down the corner or you can cover the entire bed, and fold back the top over your top sheet and tuck in the sides to give it a modern look. The good thing about a Matelasse is how easy it is to utilize and fit most bedroom ideas.