A quilt is not just a comfortable bed covering: it is also a piece of art. The crafters that develop our quilts choose top quality vivid materials and arrange them in an eye-catching masterpiece. Pick from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly enhances your taste.
Though the fabric pieces are stitched together by machine to ensure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat and excellent washing outcomes.
Just about all of our quilts are generous enough to eliminate the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights differ, each quilt's overall size differs. We list the quilt's measurements in addition to the estimated drop for you to compare to the size you are trying to find. Please do your homework ahead of your purchase!
Are our quilts washable?
As a matter of fact, our quilts are indeed machine-washable! We advise the following guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Machine wash with completely 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 2 tbsps of salt along with the laundry detergent. This home remedy protects against bleed as well as helps to protect the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine stops to reduce creases and color-bleeding.
- Never ever place a quilt into the dryer! Line dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we most definitely recommend washing.
Did you know?
Over the centuries, quite a number of solutions have been produced to make it much easier for quilt-makers to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these solutions is called paper piecing, which is often taken advantage of to compose the intricate points of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it name indicates, uses a particular paper pattern on top of which the cloth sections are stitched. The pattern guides the quilter to successfully stitch the pieces together so that the completed top will lie out flat. Methodologies of this sort as this are a fabulous aid to our quilt-makers!