A quilt is not merely a comfy blanket: it is also a piece of art. The artisans that develop our quilts pick high quality colorful fabrics and arrange them in a distinct work of art. Select from our selection of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that best complements your taste.
While the pieces of fabric are sewn together 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, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and also excellent washing results.
Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to take care of the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights differ, each quilt's sizing varies. We list the quilt's measurements as well as the calculated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you are trying to find. Please do your measuring before making a purchase!
Are our quilts washable?
Yes, our quilts are indeed machine-washable! We suggest complying with these standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Machine wash with only cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use light laundry detergent, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the first washing, include 1/2 cup vinegar and also 2 tablespoons of salt along with the laundry soap. This natural remedy prevents bleed as well as helps to protect the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine quits to lessen wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line dry on a windy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we absolutely advise washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
Over the centuries, quite a number of strategies have been perfected to make it much easier for quilters to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these methodologies is called paper piecing, which is generally employed to piece the challenging edges of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it title suggests, uses a distinct paper pattern on which the material pieces are sewn. The pattern directs the quilter to successfully stitch the pieces together so that the finished top will lie out flat. Procedures such as this are an effective support to our quilt-makers!