A quilt is not just a cozy bed cover: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The artisans that design our quilts pick top quality vibrant fabrics and arrange them into an attractive work of art. Choose from our stock of over two hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that perfectly enhances your style.
While the fabric pieces are stitched with each other by machine to ensure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those two layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat as well as excellent washing results.
Just about all of our quilts are generous enough to relieve the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's sizing can be different. We post the quilt's dimensions as well as the calculated drop for you to compare to the overall size you need. It is important to do your homework prior to purchasing!
Fortunately, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We suggest the following guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Machine wash with cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use only mild laundry detergent, 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 soap. This home remedy stops bleed as well as helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt when the washer finishes to minimize wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt into the clothes dryer! Line completely dry on a windy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we most definitely advise washing.
Did you know?
For hundreds of years, a variety of tactics have been cultivated to make it more convenient for quilters to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these techniques is paper piecing, which is nearly always adopted to piece the intricate angles of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it name designates, uses a particular paper pattern on top of which the fabric segments are stitched. The pattern directs the quilter to properly stitch the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out flat. Techniques of this sort as this are a marvelous help to our quilters!