A quilt is not only a cozy bedspread: it is also a piece of artwork. The artisans who develop our quilts pick top-notch colorful materials and arrange them into a captivating work of art. Pick from our stock of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that best matches your taste.
Though the pieces of fabric are stitched by machine to ensure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those two layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and superb washing results.
Just about all of our quilts are large enough to eliminate the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's size varies. You'll find we post the quilt's measurements in addition to the determined drop for you to compare to the dimensions you want to have. Kindly do your homework prior to your purchase!
Are our quilts washable?
Fortunately, our quilts are indeed machine-washable! We recommend complying with these standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Wash in a washing machine with only cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use only light laundry soap, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the very first washing, include 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tablespoons of salt along with the laundry detergent. This natural home remedy avoids hemorrhage and helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt immediately after the washing machine finishes to reduce wrinkles and color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt in the dryer! Line dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely suggest washing.
Did you know?
Over the centuries, quite a few solutions have been produced to make it simpler for quilt-makers to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these techniques is called paper piecing, which is often utilized to compose the complicated angles of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it name suggests, uses an unique paper pattern onto which the cloth fragments are stitched. The pattern directs the needleworker to perfectly sew the pieces together so that the finished top will lie out flat. Procedures such as this are a wonderful support to our quilters!