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 comfy bed cover: it is also a piece of art. The artisans who design our quilts choose high quality vivid materials and organize them into an eye-catching masterpiece. Choose from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your taste.
Though the fabric pieces are stitched by machine to make certain tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those two layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and also exceptional washing outcomes.
Most of our quilts are large enough to overcome the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's measurements can be different. You'll find we designate the quilt's dimensions in addition to the estimated drop for you to compare to the proportions you want. Please do your measuring ahead of buying!
Are our quilts washable?
Fortunately, these quilts are undoubtedly machine-washable! We advise adhering to these guidelines for ideal handling results:
- Machine wash with only cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use light laundry soap, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the very first washing, add 1/2 cup vinegar as well as 2 tbsps of salt along with the laundry detergent. This home remedy prevents bleed and aids with establishing the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt when the washer quits to lessen creases as well as color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt in the dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we certainly advise washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
The term handmade is generally used to define crafts created by a craftsman in contrast to a factory. Because it is not mass-produced, each handmade quilt is one-of-a-kind. Not all the stitching in a handmade quilt is done by hand. Just as the woodcrafter uses mechanical devices to produce his workmanship, our seamstresses use numerous tools to craft these quilts. The seamstress cuts her pieces with a rotary blade knife and stitch them with each other on the sewing machine. The quilter collaborates with only thimble, needle, and thread to quilt numerous small stitches throughout the quilt. Handmade is a gift: it is the gift of time and skill to produce a thing uniquely for you.