Quilt Care Guide
Vintage and Floral quilts are expertly handcrafted as fine family heirlooms which will last several lifetimes. To keep your exquisite quilt in mint condition follow our expert care guide below.
1.Use your quilt with a sheet to avoid the natural oils from your skin building up on your quilt which will increase the need for frequent washing.
2. Use a vacuum cleaner to gently clean surface dust and dirt.
3. Unless it is a baby or children's quilt wash your quilt infrequently; two or three times a year should be enough. Try to only wash when you have to. For the first wash your quilt will shrink 3-5% as it is made from natural materials. This will give your quilt a crinkled antique charm which we adore!
4. We recommend you do not dry clean
5. Use non biological detergent
6. Use Colour Catcher in the first two or three washes
7. Wash at 30c or cold water
8. Use a gentle short wash cycle
9. Avoid placing your quilt in direct sunlight as this will cause the fabric to fade
10. Avoid drying on a washing line as the weight of the quilt when wet, places a strain on the stitches and fabric
11. The best place to store your patchwork quilt is on a bed. If this is not possible, then you can wrap in a pure cotton sheet or in a pure cotton pillow protector with acid free tissue paper between each fold to reduce permenant creases. Ensure the quilt is clean before storing to prevent moths and bugs ruining your quilt. You can add a lavender bag or cedar to deter moths.
12. Avoid storing in a plastic bag, quilts need to breath.
13. To avoid permanent creases which can damage the threads or cotton fibres in your quilt, occassionally refold your quilt a different way and fold the quilt with the right side facing out so any creasing forms at the back of the quilt.