A quilt is not just a comfortable blanket: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The artists who design our quilts pick top-notch colorful fabrics and organize them in an eye-catching masterpiece. Select from our selection of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your style.
While the pieces of fabric are sewn with each other by machine to guarantee 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 2 layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and also superb washing outcomes.
You will find our quilts to be relatively generous in length and width. As a matter of fact, nearly all of our quilts are large enough to relieve the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's overall size differs as well. We designate the quilt's measurements alongside the determined drop for you to compare to the dimensions you need. Please do your homework ahead of your purchase!
Are our quilts washable?
As a matter of fact, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We suggest adhering to these guidelines for ideal handling results:
- Wash in a washing machine with 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, add 1/2 cup vinegar as well as 2 tablespoons of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This natural home remedy avoids bleed as well as aids with establishing the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine stops to lessen creases and also color-bleeding.
- Never place a quilt in the dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we certainly advise washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
Over the centuries, various sorts of tactics have been developed to make it easier for quilt-makers to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these methods is named paper piecing, which is popularly adopted to piece the complicated points of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it title signifies, uses a specific paper pattern on top of which the material cuts are stitched. The pattern helps the seamstress to correctly assemble the pieces together so that the completed top will lay out evenly. Techniques of this sort as this are a tremendous support to our quilters!