A quilt is not only a comfortable bedspread: it is also a piece of artwork. The artists that create our quilts pick top quality vibrant fabrics and arrange them in a creative work of art. Choose from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your home design.
Though the pieces of fabric are sewn with each other by machine to guarantee tighter sewing, 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, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and also superb washing results.
Almost all of our quilts are large enough to take care of the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's dimensions can be different. We specify the quilt's dimensions with the determined drop for you to compare to the measurements you may need. Kindly do your measuring ahead of your purchase!
Yes, these quilts are undoubtedly washable in a washing machine! We advise complying with these guidelines for best results:
- Wash in a washing machine with completely cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use mild laundry detergent, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the first washing, add 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tbsps of salt in addition to the laundry soap. This natural home remedy prevents bleed and assists in protecting the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt immediately after the washing machine finishes to decrease creases and color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line dry on a windy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we absolutely suggest washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia
Over the centuries, a number of procedures have been perfected to make it less complicated for quilt-makers to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these methodologies is named paper piecing, which is frequently utilized to put together the intricate points of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it name designates, uses a specific paper pattern on which the fabric sections are stitched. The pattern directs the needleworker to accurately assemble the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out evenly. Methods such as this are a wonderful aid to our quilt-makers!