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 cover: it is also a piece of artwork. The artisans that design our quilts pick top-notch vibrant materials and organize them in an attractive masterpiece. Choose from our selection of over two hundred homemade quilts for a quilt that best matches your style.
While the pieces of fabric are stitched with each other 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 between those 2 layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and exceptional washing results.
The majority of our quilts are large enough to overcome the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's proportions varies. We post the quilt's dimensions in addition to the calculated drop for you to compare to the size you want. Please do your homework before purchasing!
Yes, these quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We suggest complying with these guidelines for best results:
- 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 and also 2 tbsps of salt along with the laundry soap. This home remedy stops hemorrhage and helps to protect the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washer finishes to reduce wrinkles and also 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 certainly suggest washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
Family Farm Handcrafts employs almost 200 Amish as well as Mennonite ladies to make quilts for our shop.