A quilt is not just a cozy bed covering: it is also a masterpiece of art. The artisans who create our quilts choose high quality vibrant materials and arrange them in a distinct work of art. Select from our selection of over two hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that best complements your taste.
While the pieces of fabric are sewn together by machine to make sure tighter sewing, 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 warranties both warmth as well as outstanding washing results.
The majority of our quilts are large enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights differ, each quilt's dimensions varies. We list the quilt's measurements along with the estimated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you want to have. It is important to do your research prior to making a purchase!
Can you wash these quilts?
Fortunately, our quilts are undoubtedly washable in a washing machine! We recommend the following standards for ideal handling results:
- Wash in a washing machine with cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use mild laundry detergent, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the initial washing, include 1/2 cup vinegar as well as 2 tbsps of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This home remedy avoids hemorrhage as well as assists in protecting the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine finishes to lessen creases as well as color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt into the dryer! Line dry on a windy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we certainly suggest washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia
Over the centuries, a number of methods have been produced to make it much simpler for quilt-makers to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these tactics is named paper piecing, which is routinely adopted to assemble the challenging points of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it name illustrates, uses a special paper pattern on top of which the fabric cuts are sewn. The pattern guides the quilter to correctly stitch the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out flat. Strategies of this sort as this are a great support to our quilters!