A quilt is not merely a relaxing blanket: it is also a piece of art. The artisans who create our quilts choose high quality colorful materials and organize them in an appealing work of art. Choose from our stock of over two hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that best enhances your style.
Although the pieces of fabric are sewn with each other by machine to ensure 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 guaranties both warmth as well as superb washing results.
Almost all of our quilts are large enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights differ, each quilt's dimensions varies. You'll find we designate the quilt's measurements together with the estimated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you need. Definitely do your research ahead of making a purchase!
Can you wash these quilts?
Fortunately, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We advise the following standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Wash in a washing machine with only cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use only mild 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 as well as 2 tbsps of salt along with the laundry detergent. This natural remedy avoids bleed as well as aids with protecting the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt immediately after the washing machine quits to minimize creases and also color-bleeding.
- Never place a quilt in the clothes dryer! Line dry on a breezy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we certainly recommend washing.
Amish Handmade Quilt Facts
For hundreds of years, a variety of solutions have been developed to make it much simpler for quilters to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these techniques is called paper piecing, which is very often taken advantage of to combine the challenging corners of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it name suggests, uses a specific paper pattern on which the fabric segments are sewn. The pattern helps the quilter to accurately assemble the pieces together so that the completed top will lie out evenly. Methodologies such as this are a marvelous support to our quilters!