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 cozy bed covering: it is also a masterpiece of art. The artisans that create our quilts choose top quality colorful fabrics and arrange them into an appealing work of art. Select from our stock of over two hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that best matches your taste.
Although the pieces of fabric are sewn together by machine to make sure 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 two layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat and exceptional washing results.
You will find our quilts to be relatively sizable in length and width. The majority of our quilts are generous enough to remove the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's measurements varies as well. You'll find we publish the quilt's measurements alongside the calculated drop for you to compare to the overall size you are looking for. Definitely do your measuring before buying!
Are our quilts washable?
Yes, these quilts are undoubtedly washable in a washing machine! We recommend the following guidelines for ideal handling results:
- Machine wash with 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 initial washing, add 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tbsps of salt along with the laundry soap. This home remedy prevents bleed and also assists in establishing the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt immediately after the washing machine finishes to minimize wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt in the dryer! Line completely dry on a windy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely advise washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
For hundreds of years, a lot of tactics have been developed to make it much easier for quilt-makers to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these methodologies is named paper piecing, which is frequently adopted to compose the complex angles of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it name suggests, uses a particular paper pattern on which the cloth cuts are sewn. The pattern leads the needleworker to accurately stitch the pieces together so that the completed top will lay out evenly. Solutions such as this are a very good help to our quilters!