A quilt is not only a comfortable bedspread: it is also a masterpiece of art. The artists that make our quilts choose top quality vibrant fabrics and organize them in a creative work of art. Pick from our selection of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that best enhances your style.
Although the fabric pieces are stitched with each other by machine to make certain tighter sewing, 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 exceptional washing results.
Most of our quilts are large enough to take care of the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights are different, each quilt's sizing varies. We designate the quilt's measurements in conjunction with the estimated drop for you to compare to the sizing you are trying to find. Please do your homework before buying!
Can you wash these quilts?
Yes, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We advise complying with these standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Wash in a washing machine with cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use only mild laundry soap, 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 tablespoons of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This natural home remedy avoids bleed as well as helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washer finishes to reduce wrinkles and also color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line completely dry on a windy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we most definitely suggest washing.
Did you know?
Over the centuries, a variety of techniques have been cultivated to make it less complicated for quilters to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these strategies is paper piecing, which is generally used to put together the challenging corners of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it title specifies, uses a specific paper pattern on top of which the cloth fragments are stitched. The pattern directs the seamstress to successfully sew the pieces together so that the completed top will lay out flat. Solutions such as this are a tremendous aid to our quilt-makers!