I've heard that it's a bad idea to keep quilts/bags compressed for a long time, whether they're down or synthetic. What I don't get is why this should be the case.
I can see that compressing a quilt could produce micro-breaks in the insulating fibers, which could reduce loft or something like that.
But if the problem is fractures in the fibers, then it would seem that you'd want to reduce the NUMBER of times you compress it, not the length of time you keep it compressed. I mean, once it's compressed, whatever fibers are going to break will have already broken.
Am I right, or am I missing something?