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 bed covering: it is also a piece of artwork. The artists that design our quilts select top quality colorful materials and arrange them in a distinct work of art. Choose from our stock of over 2 hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your style.
Although the pieces of fabric are stitched together by machine to guarantee tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat as well as excellent washing results.
Most of our quilts are sizable enough to eliminate the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights differ, each quilt's size varies. You'll find we designate the quilt's dimensions as well as the calculated drop for you to compare to the sizing you want to have. Please do your measuring prior to making a purchase!
Fortunately, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We advise complying with these standards for ideal handling results:
- Machine wash with cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use 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 along with the laundry soap. This natural home remedy avoids hemorrhage and also assists in establishing the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine finishes to reduce creases and color-bleeding.
- Never ever place a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely recommend washing.
Did you know?
The term handmade is generally used to define crafts produced by a craftsman as opposed to a manufacturing facility. Because it is not mass-produced, each handmade quilt is distinct. However, not all the stitching in a hand-made quilt is done manually. Just as the woodcrafter utilizes mechanical devices to create his workmanship, our seamstresses utilize different tools to craft these quilts. The seamstress cuts her pieces with a rotating blade knife and sew them together on the sewing machine. The quilter deals with merely thimble, needle, and thread to quilt thousands of tiny stitches throughout the quilt. Handmade is a gift: it is the gift of time as well as talent to produce a product distinctively for you.