Treating your new quilt with a little tender loving care will keep it looking new for years to come.
Displaying your Quilt
Avoid displaying the quilt in direct sunlight to keep colours from fading.
Cleaning your Quilt
Treat any stains immediately with small, equal amounts of mild soap and water.
If washing is necessary, use the delicate/gentle cycle on your washing machine. Wash the quilt by itself using lots of cold water and a mild laundry detergent. Adding ½ cup of white vinegar to the wash water will help keep colours bright. Rinse in cold water. Use the spin cycle to remove excess water.
Spread out a clean sheet and lay the quilt flat on top of the sheet to dry. Never line dry and do not wring. Never place the quilt in a dryer – always air dry.
Storing your Quilt
To store, fold or roll the quilt loosely to prevent creases and wrap in a cotton sheet or pillowcase. Every few months, open up the quilt and let it air for 2-3 hours. Re-fold, changing the position of the creases. It is best to store in dark, dry places. Do not store in plastic, cardboard boxes or trunks.