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 cozy bedspread: it is also a piece of art. The artists that create our quilts select top quality colorful fabrics and organize them in an eye-catching masterpiece. Pick from our stock of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your style.
Although the fabric pieces are stitched by machine to make sure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth as well as superb washing results.
You will find our quilts to be remarkably large in length and width. In fact, almost all of our quilts are generous enough to relieve the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's proportions is different as well. You'll find we post the quilt's dimensions with the determined drop for you to compare to the dimensions you may need. It is important to do your homework ahead of your purchase!
Can you wash these quilts?
As a matter of fact, these quilts are indeed washable in a washing machine! We recommend the following guidelines for ideal handling results:
- Wash in a washing machine with cold water on delicate 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, add 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tablespoons 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 when the washing machine quits to decrease creases and color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we certainly suggest washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
Every step of the quilt-making process calls for a certain woman's knowledge. Every one of our ladies focuses on either assembling or quilting. Consequently, at the very least two ladies are involved in making each quilt. The women who stitch the tops with each other focus on piecing certain quilt patterns. Given that each quilter's stitches differ, just one lady does the quilting per quilt. This system enables each lady to end up being a professional in her work.