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 comfortable bed covering: it is also a piece of art. The crafters who make our quilts pick top quality vibrant fabrics and arrange them in an eye-catching masterpiece. Pick from our stock of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your taste.
While the pieces of fabric are stitched by machine to guarantee tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those two layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and superb washing outcomes.
You will find our quilts to be reasonably large in length and width. Most of our quilts are generous enough to overcome the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights are different, each quilt's overall size is different as well. You'll find we list the quilt's measurements in addition to the estimated drop for you to compare to the overall size you want. Definitely do your measuring ahead of purchasing!
Yes, these quilts are indeed washable in a washing machine! We recommend adhering to these guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Machine wash with cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use mild laundry soap, 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 detergent. This home remedy avoids bleed and also assists in establishing the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt immediately after the washing machine quits to minimize wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt into the dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely suggest washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia
The term handmade is commonly made use of to describe crafts produced by a craftsman instead of a factory. Because it is not mass-produced, each handmade quilt is one-of-a-kind. Not all the sewing in a hand-crafted quilt is done by hand. Just as the woodcrafter makes use of mechanical devices to develop his workmanship, our seamstresses make use of various tools to craft these quilts. The seamstress cuts her pieces with a rotary blade knife and stitch them together on the stitching machine. The quilter deals with only needle, thimble, and thread to quilt hundreds of small stitches throughout the quilt. Handmade is a gift: it is the gift of time as well as ability to develop an item uniquely for you.