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 relaxing bedspread: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The artists that create our quilts select high quality colorful materials and organize them in a creative work of art. Pick from our stock of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that best matches your taste.
While the fabric pieces are stitched by machine to guarantee 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, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and outstanding washing results.
Almost all of our quilts are large enough to relieve the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's overall size differs. You'll find we post the quilt's measurements with the determined drop for you to compare to the overall size you want to have. Please do your measuring before your purchase!
Are our quilts washable?
Yes, these quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We suggest the following guidelines for ideal handling results:
- Wash in a washing machine with completely cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use only light laundry detergent, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the first washing, include 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tbsps of salt along with the laundry soap. This home remedy prevents hemorrhage and helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine quits to lessen wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt in the clothes 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?
The profession of many Amish and Mennonite mothers has to coincide with their home life, since they stay at home to look after their households. Making quilts meets that criteria. We allow these women to operate at their own personal pace to make sure that they may adequately look after their family. For many ladies, making quilts is great therapy as well as an excellent past-time.