A quilt is not only a cozy blanket: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The artisans that make our quilts select top quality vibrant materials and organize them into an appealing work of art. Select from our selection of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your taste.
Though the pieces of fabric are stitched by machine to make sure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth as well as excellent washing results.
Almost all of our quilts are sizable enough to relieve the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's sizing differs. We designate the quilt's dimensions in addition to the calculated drop for you to compare to the sizing you are trying to find. Please do your measuring before purchasing!
Fortunately, our quilts are certainly machine-washable! We advise complying with these guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Machine wash with only cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use only light laundry detergent, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the first washing, include 1/2 cup vinegar and also 2 tbsps of salt along with the laundry detergent. This natural home remedy prevents hemorrhage and also helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt immediately after the washer finishes to lessen creases and color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt into the dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we most definitely suggest washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia
Over the centuries, quite a few procedures have been produced to make it much simpler for quilt-makers to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these tactics is paper piecing, which is often times taken advantage of to combine the complex edges of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it name indicates, uses a special paper pattern on which the material cuts are stitched. The pattern helps the quilter to accurately assemble the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out evenly. Methods such as this are a tremendous help to our quilters!