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 merely a relaxing blanket: it is also a masterpiece of art. The artisans who make our quilts pick top quality colorful fabrics and arrange them in a creative masterpiece. Pick from our stock of over 2 hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your taste.
Although the fabric pieces are sewn with each other by machine to make certain tighter stitching, 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, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat and outstanding washing results.
You will find our quilts to be reasonably generous in length and width. The majority of our quilts are generous enough to remove the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, every quilt's overall size is different. We post the quilt's measurements as well as the determined drop for you to compare to the sizing you are trying to find. Please do your measuring prior to making a purchase!
As a matter of fact, our quilts are indeed washable in a washing machine! We advise complying with these standards for best results:
- Machine wash with completely cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use only mild laundry detergent, 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 in addition to the laundry detergent. This home remedy protects against hemorrhage as well as helps to protect the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt when the washing machine stops to decrease wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never place a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line dry on a windy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely suggest washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia
Not too many people realize the magnitude of time and monotonous effort connected with making a quilt. Producing a quilt is a process that make take 5—9 months
to finish. Building a quilt calls for designing, scissoring, piecing, quilting, and binding. All in all, the complete amount of time to finish one quilt amounts to as much as 200 to 300 hours.