Broken Star Quilt
The Broken Star design is a large lone star placed inside a curved set of similar diamond-shaped blocks that encircle it and form half-stars. The star pattern is of the oldest and most familiar of all the traditional quilt patterns. A quilt is not only a cozy bedspread: it is also a piece of artwork. The artisans who design our quilts choose quality colorful fabrics to arrange into an eye-catching masterpiece. Choose from our selection of over two hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that best complements your style.
While the pieces of fabric are sewn together by machine to ensure 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 two layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and excellent washing results.
Yes, the quilts are indeed machine-washable! We recommend the following guidelines for best results:
Machine wash with cold water on gentle cycle.
Use mild detergent, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the first washing, add 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tablespoons of salt in addition to the detergent. This home remedy prevents bleed and helps to set the colors in your quilt.
Remove quilt as soon as washer stops to minimize wrinkles and color-bleeding.
Never put quilt into the dryer! Line dry on a breezy day.
Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely recommend washing.
Each quilt pattern has a history behind it just as each quilt has a story. However, the exact origin of many of the traditional patterns can scarcely be traced to its creator. Many of these patterns have been shared within the communities, modified, and developed into what they are today. Family Farm Quilts carries a large variety of the Amish star quilt patterns that have developed over generations.