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 only a comfortable bed covering: it is also a piece of artwork. The crafters that create our quilts select quality colorful materials and organize them into an attractive work of art. Pick from our stock of over two hundred homemade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your home design.
Although the pieces of fabric are sewn with each other by machine to make certain tighter stitching, 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, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and superb washing results.
You will find our quilts to be rather large in length and width. Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to reduce the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's sizing is different as well. You'll find we designate the quilt's dimensions in conjunction with the estimated drop for you to compare to the size you want to have. Please do your measuring ahead of your purchase!
Can you wash these quilts?
Yes, these quilts are certainly machine-washable! We suggest adhering to these guidelines for ideal handling results:
- Machine wash with completely 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 first washing, add 1/2 cup vinegar as well as 2 tablespoons of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This natural remedy stops hemorrhage and also aids with establishing the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine quits to minimize wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never place a quilt into the dryer! Line completely dry on a windy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we certainly recommend washing.
Did you know?
Over the centuries, a variety of methods have been produced to make it much simpler for quilters to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these tactics is paper piecing, which is very often employed to assemble the complicated corners of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it title signifies, uses a particular paper pattern onto which the material sections are sewn. The pattern guides the quilter to successfully sew the pieces together so that the completed top will lay out evenly. Methodologies of this sort as this are an excellent support to our quilters!