A quilt is not merely a comfortable bedspread: it is also a masterpiece of art. The artists who create our quilts pick top-notch vivid fabrics and arrange them into a distinct work of art. Choose from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your taste.
Although the fabric pieces are sewn together by machine to make certain tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and excellent washing outcomes.
Almost all of our quilts are sizable enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's proportions is different. You'll find we post the quilt's measurements in conjunction with the estimated drop for you to compare to the overall size you want to have. Definitely do your research ahead of making a purchase!
Are our quilts washable?
As a matter of fact, these quilts are indeed washable in a washing machine! We recommend adhering to these guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Wash in a washing machine with only cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use only light laundry soap, 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 laundry soap. This natural remedy stops bleed and helps to protect the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt immediately after the washer stops to decrease wrinkles as well as color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt in the dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely recommend washing.
Did you know?
For hundreds of years, a variety of solutions have been cultivated to make it less complicated for quilt-makers to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these techniques is called paper piecing, which is often taken advantage of to combine the complicated edges of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it name implies, uses a distinct paper pattern onto which the cloth cuts are sewn. The pattern guides the seamstress to correctly stitch the pieces together so that the completed top will lie out evenly. Methods such as this are an excellent aid to our quilters!