A quilt is not only a relaxing bed cover: it is also a piece of art. The crafters who create our quilts select top quality vivid materials and arrange them in an eye-catching masterpiece. Select from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your style.
Although the fabric pieces are stitched by machine to guarantee tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those 2 layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and exceptional washing outcomes.
Almost all of our quilts are large enough to overcome the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights differ, each quilt's size can be different. You'll find we list the quilt's measurements together with the calculated drop for you to compare to the proportions you are looking for. It is important to do your homework before purchasing!
Can you wash these quilts?
Yes, these quilts are undoubtedly machine-washable! We advise adhering to these standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:
- Wash in a washing machine with completely cold water on delicate cycle.
- Use mild laundry soap, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the very first washing, add 1/2 cup vinegar and also 2 tablespoons of salt along with the laundry soap. This natural home remedy protects against bleed as well as helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
- Remove quilt as soon as the washing machine stops to lessen creases and also color-bleeding.
- Never ever place a quilt into the clothes dryer! Line completely dry on a windy day.
- Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we definitely advise washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
For hundreds of years, various kinds of strategies have been perfected to make it more convenient for quilters to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these strategies is called paper piecing, which is very often used to assemble the complicated points of the Mariner's Compass quilt
. Paper piecing, as it name suggests, uses a specific paper pattern onto which the cloth pieces are stitched. The pattern leads the needleworker to correctly assemble the pieces together so that the finalized top will lie out flat. Methods of this sort as this are a fantastic aid to our quilters!