A quilt is not just a cozy blanket: it is also a piece of art. The artisans that make our quilts pick top-notch vivid materials and arrange them into an appealing work of art. Choose from our stock of over two hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that best enhances your home design.
Though the pieces of fabric are stitched by machine to make certain tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both warmth as well as exceptional washing results.
You will find our quilts to be rather sizable in length and width. Most of our quilts are generous enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights differ, each quilt's size differs as well. We list the quilt's measurements as well as the calculated drop for you to compare to the size you want. Definitely do your measuring ahead of purchasing!
Are our quilts washable?
Fortunately, our quilts are undoubtedly machine-washable! We recommend the following guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Wash in a washing machine with completely cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use only 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 and also 2 tablespoons of salt along with the laundry soap. This natural remedy prevents hemorrhage and also aids with establishing the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine finishes to lessen creases as well as color-bleeding.
- Never put a quilt into the dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we most definitely recommend washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Facts
Over the centuries, a variety of tactics have been developed to make it much simpler for quilters to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these methodologies is called paper piecing, which is normally employed to piece the elaborate edges of the Mariner's Compass quilts
. Paper piecing, as it name implies, uses a distinct paper pattern on which the cloth cuts are stitched. The pattern directs the quilter to correctly assemble the pieces together so that the finalized top will lie out evenly. Solutions such as this are a fabulous aid to our quilters!