A quilt is not merely a relaxing bedspread: it is also a piece of art. The artisans that create our quilts select top-notch vibrant materials and arrange them in an eye-catching work of art. Pick from our selection of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your style.
Though the pieces of fabric are sewn together by machine to make sure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those 2 layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and exceptional washing results.
You will discover our quilts to be relatively generous in length and width. Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to overcome the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's measurements is different. We designate the quilt's measurements as well as the estimated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you are looking for. Definitely do your measuring ahead of making a purchase!
Can you wash these quilts?
Yes, our quilts are certainly machine-washable! We advise complying with these standards for ideal handling results:
- Machine wash with only cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use only mild laundry soap, 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 as well as 2 tbsps of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This natural home remedy prevents hemorrhage and also helps to protect the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt immediately after the washing machine stops to reduce wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt into the dryer! Line dry on a windy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we most definitely recommend washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Facts
Over the centuries, a number of procedures have been perfected to make it much easier for quilters to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these tactics is called paper piecing, which is routinely applied to piece the elaborate angles of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it title signifies, uses a special paper pattern on top of which the cloth sections are stitched. The pattern helps the seamstress to correctly assemble the pieces together so that the completed top will lie out flat. Tactics of this sort as this are a wonderful aid to our quilt-makers!