A quilt is not just a comfy bed cover: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The artists who create our quilts select top-notch vibrant materials and organize them into a captivating work of art. Pick from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your style.
While the pieces of fabric are stitched together by machine to guarantee 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, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth as well as exceptional washing results.
You will discover our quilts to be rather sizable in length and width. Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to overcome the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each and every quilt's proportions varies. We list the quilt's measurements in addition to the estimated drop for you to compare to the overall size you want to have. Definitely do your homework prior to making a purchase!
As a matter of fact, our quilts are undoubtedly washable in a washing machine! We recommend adhering to these standards for best results:
- Machine wash with only cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use only mild laundry soap, 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 and 2 tablespoons of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This natural home remedy prevents hemorrhage and also assists in establishing the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine quits to reduce wrinkles as well as color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line dry on a windy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely suggest washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
Over the centuries, an array of methodologies have been developed to make it simpler for quilt-makers to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these methodologies is paper piecing, which is very often adopted to put together the elaborate angles of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it title indicates, uses an unique paper pattern onto which the fabric pieces are stitched. The pattern leads the seamstress to correctly stitch the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out flat. Solutions of this sort as this are a wonderful support to our quilters!