Today is Open Line Friday where everyone has a chance to ask and answer readers’ questions. Recently I was asked how I wash my quilts. I think this is a great question for everyone. Do you pre-wash your fabrics? What products do you use? Do you machine or hand wash your quilts? How do you dry them?
I separate my quilts into three “loads” for the purposes of washing:
- Heirloom Quilts--My very special quilts. Any quilt that is hand appliquéd, pieced or quilted.
- Vintage Quilts-Quilts made before 1950. We have two vintage quilts that require special care because of their sentimental value and fabric of unknown origin.
- Well-loved Quilts-By well-loved, I am referring to quilts that my family uses regularly. It is more important to me that these quilts be used and “loved” than be preserved and guarded from dirt and stains.
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