The Fire Island Hosta quilt is an exquisite piece of artwork done by Lancaster's fine quilters. This king quilt features a scalloped border and 474 yards of hand-quilting. Many hours of detailed work by skilled hands produced this quilt. The quilt is initialed and dated. On a king bed this quilt will allow 17 inches of drop per side.
A quilt is not merely a relaxing blanket: it is also a masterpiece of art. The crafters who design our quilts pick quality colorful fabrics and organize them in an eye-catching work of art. Choose from our stock of over 2 hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that best matches your style.
While the fabric pieces are stitched with each other by machine to make sure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those 2 layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth as well as outstanding washing outcomes.
You will find our quilts to be remarkably sizable in length and width. In fact, well-nigh of our quilts are large enough to eliminate the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, every quilt's measurements differs. We post the quilt's measurements with the calculated drop for you to compare to the overall size you may need. It is important to do your research prior to purchasing!
Are our quilts washable?
As a matter of fact, our quilts are certainly machine-washable! We recommend adhering to these guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Machine wash with only cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use light 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 tablespoons of salt in addition to the laundry soap. This home remedy avoids bleed and also assists in protecting the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine stops to decrease creases and also color-bleeding.
- Never ever place a quilt in the dryer! Line dry on a windy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we most definitely suggest washing.
Did you know?
For hundreds of years, a variety of strategies have been cultivated to make it much easier for quilt-makers to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these tactics is called paper piecing, which is usually applied to piece the challenging corners of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it name suggests, uses a specific paper pattern on which the fabric segments are stitched. The pattern directs the seamstress to properly sew the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out evenly. Strategies such as this are an excellent aid to our quilt-makers!