A quilt is not merely a cozy bed covering: it is also a piece of artwork. The crafters who develop our quilts select top-notch colorful materials and arrange them in a creative masterpiece. Pick from our stock of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that best enhances your taste.
Though the fabric pieces are sewn with each other by machine to ensure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth as well as outstanding washing outcomes.
You will discover our quilts to be relatively sizable in length and width. As a matter of fact, the majority of our quilts are sizable enough to eliminate the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's measurements is different as well. You'll find we list the quilt's measurements as well as the estimated drop for you to compare to the size you want to have. Please do your homework before making a purchase!
Fortunately, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We advise adhering to these standards for ideal handling results:
- Machine wash with only cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use 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 and also 2 tablespoons of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This home remedy avoids bleed as well as helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt when the washing machine stops to decrease wrinkles and also color-bleeding.
- Never place a quilt into the clothes dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we absolutely suggest washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia
Over the centuries, a lot of techniques have been perfected to make it much easier for quilt-makers to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these solutions is called paper piecing, which is often taken advantage of to compose the complex edges of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it title suggests, uses a special paper pattern on which the fabric pieces are stitched. The pattern directs the needleworker to properly assemble the pieces together so that the finalized top will lie out flat. Solutions of this sort as this are a very good help to our quilters!