A quilt is not only a relaxing bed cover: it is also a piece of art. The artisans who make our quilts choose quality vibrant fabrics and organize them in a distinct masterpiece. Select from our selection of over two hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that best matches your home design.
While the fabric pieces are stitched by machine to ensure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those two layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both warmth and outstanding washing results.
The majority of our quilts are large enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's dimensions varies. We designate the quilt's measurements alongside the determined drop for you to compare to the dimensions you are looking for. Please do your homework ahead of your purchase!
As a matter of fact, these quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We recommend complying with these guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Machine wash with only cold water on gentle cycle.
- Use light laundry soap, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the initial washing, add 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tbsps of salt in addition to the laundry detergent. This natural remedy stops hemorrhage and also helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine stops to reduce creases and color-bleeding.
- Never ever put a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we definitely recommend washing.
Did you know?
Over the centuries, an array of strategies have been developed to make it more convenient for quilters to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these tactics is called paper piecing, which is popularly taken advantage of to compose the complex angles of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it title implies, uses a special paper pattern on which the cloth sections are sewn. The pattern leads the seamstress to correctly sew the pieces together so that the completed top will lay out evenly. Solutions of this sort as this are a wonderful support to our quilt-makers!