This blog is a judgement free zone, so don't feel badly if it's been a year Today is the day you learn how to wash your quilt without feelings of anxiety and dread. You can definitely safely clean and care for your quilt… you just want to do it the right way.
This is so pretty and what a find at a thrift store! A real one of a kind. A lot of those old ones, they put a strip of fabric along the strongest side and put a small rod through it and use them as wall hangings.
If there is something you like but it isn't offered in your choice of color, let me know and I will be glad to work with you to get it made in your custom colors. What began in as a weekend trip with my mother to help find quilts for a friend is now a custom gift business. We make custom quilts in hard-to-find patterns, exclusive patterns with the artist's permission, and unique patterns I design.
Wow, Kathy, you have a wonderful collection of quilts!! Love your beautiful collection. Kathy your quilts are beautiful and I love that your grandmother made so many of them. My grandma also makes quilts and I have a few of them — my son sleeps with a small one every night, it is his cherished blankie!
American quiltsoften made with colorful fabrics and intricate stitching, combine two ancient traditions: quilting and patchwork. These textile treasures capture the attention of many collectors and country decorators. Whether you buy an antique quilt to display in your home or have the good fortune to inherit an example of this heirloom handiwork-—whether made of cigarette silkscigar ribbons, or other fabric scraps-—there are some steps you can take to ensure your quilts are around for generations to come.
This post may contain affiliate links. What are vintage quilts? Surely there is some difference between these terms, something more than the funny way the English language seems to have multiple words that can be used interchangeably to describe the same thing.
Quilts are a beautiful addition to any home whether you use them as covers on beds or as art for the walls. New quilts made by artisans—both hand-quilted and machine-quilted—need proper care. If you have purchased a quilt from a commercial retailer, simply follow the washing instructions provided on the care tag.
Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post. Does anyone else ever feel like you belong in a different era? I like old classic books.
Vintage and antique quilts serve as handsome decorating pieces, particularly in older or historical homes. If you've found or purchased a quilt, you may want to know when or where it was made. It's tough to accurately date a quilt unless you're an antiques appraiser, but by looking for a few clues, you can deduce its general age.