A quilt is not merely a cozy bedspread: it is also a piece of art. The crafters that create our quilts select quality vivid fabrics and organize them into an attractive work of art. Choose from our selection of over two hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that best complements your taste.
Though the fabric pieces are sewn with each other by machine to make certain tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those two layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and also excellent washing results.
You will discover our quilts to be rather large in length and width. Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to remove the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's sizing varies as well. You'll find we specify the quilt's dimensions together with the estimated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you need. Definitely do your homework prior to buying!
Fortunately, our quilts are undoubtedly machine-washable! We advise complying with these standards for best results:
- Machine wash with completely 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 very first washing, include 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tbsps of salt in addition to the laundry soap. This natural remedy protects against hemorrhage and also assists in protecting the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washer stops to lessen wrinkles and also color-bleeding.
- Never place a quilt in the dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we certainly advise washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia
Over the centuries, all sorts of solutions have been cultivated to make it easier for quilters to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these solutions is paper piecing, which is nearly always used to assemble the intricate angles of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it title illustrates, uses a specific paper pattern on top of which the material pieces are sewn. The pattern helps the quilter to perfectly sew the pieces together so that the finished top will lie out evenly. Methods such as this are a wonderful aid to our quilt-makers!