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 just a comfy bed covering: it is also a masterpiece of art. The crafters that design our quilts choose high quality vivid fabrics and arrange them into a captivating work of art. Select from our selection of over two hundred homemade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your home design.
While the fabric pieces are sewn together by machine to ensure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those 2 layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and also excellent washing results.
You will find our quilts to be reasonably large in length and width. Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to take care of the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights differ, each quilt's dimensions can be different as well. You'll find we specify the quilt's measurements together with the calculated drop for you to compare to the measurements you are trying to find. Definitely do your research prior to buying!
Are our quilts washable?
As a matter of fact, our quilts are undoubtedly machine-washable! We advise adhering to these standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Wash in a washing machine with completely cold water on gentle 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 and 2 tablespoons of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This natural home remedy avoids hemorrhage and helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt when the washer quits to minimize wrinkles and also color-bleeding.
- Never place a quilt into the dryer! Line dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we certainly suggest washing.
Did you know?
Over the centuries, many different methodologies have been cultivated to make it less complicated for quilt-makers to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these methods is paper piecing, which is regularly used to combine the challenging angles of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it title indicates, uses a distinct paper pattern onto which the fabric fragments are stitched. The pattern directs the needleworker to perfectly stitch the pieces together so that the completed top will lie out flat. Techniques of this sort as this are a wonderful help to our quilters!