The Fire Island Hosta quilt is an exquisite piece of artwork done by Lancaster's fine quilters. This king quilt features a scalloped border and 474 yards of hand-quilting. Many hours of detailed work by skilled hands produced this quilt. The quilt is initialed and dated. On a king bed this quilt will allow 17 inches of drop per side.
A quilt is not only a comfortable bed covering: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The artists that design our quilts choose quality vivid fabrics and arrange them into an eye-catching masterpiece. Pick from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that best matches your style.
Though the fabric pieces are stitched by machine to make sure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and also superb washing outcomes.
The majority of our quilts are generous enough to eliminate the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's proportions differs. You'll find we specify the quilt's measurements along with the determined drop for you to compare to the proportions you need. Definitely do your homework prior to purchasing!
Are our quilts washable?
Yes, our quilts are indeed machine-washable! We suggest the following guidelines for ideal handling results:
- Wash in a washing machine with cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use light laundry soap, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the initial washing, add 1/2 cup vinegar and also 2 tbsps of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This home remedy protects against hemorrhage as well as assists in protecting the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine finishes to minimize wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt into the clothes dryer! Line dry on a windy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we certainly advise washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Facts
For hundreds of years, numerous tactics have been cultivated to make it much easier for quilt-makers to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these strategies is called paper piecing, which is normally used to compose the intricate points of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it title signifies, uses a special paper pattern onto which the cloth pieces are sewn. The pattern helps the seamstress to successfully stitch the pieces together so that the finalized top will lay out flat. Tactics of this sort as this are a very good help to our quilters!