Quilt making is a timeless tradition in many families. The thought of making
quilts often bring to mind a group of older women stitching designs. However,
people of all ages enjoy making quilts. Moreover, many people enjoy owning
a quilt. Quilts that are passed down from generation to generation are cherished
family heirlooms. The style of quilts varies. Some perfectly reflect American
country décor, whereas others have a more modern appeal. Regardless
of their style, quilts are classic and last a long time. To ensure their resiliency,
quilts must be properly cared for.
Quilts are the perfect bedcovering during the winter months. The heavy material
provides warmth that surpasses other comforters. As winter ends, quilts are
generally packed away until the following winter year. Prior to storing quilts,
it is important to have them cleaned. In addition, new quilts that are purchased
should be cleaned prior to placing on the bed. If the quilt is store bought,
it will include a manufacturer label that offers cleaning instructions. Most
quilts are able to be cleaned in a home washing machine. However, dryer use
is not recommended. Spreading out a quilt and allowing it to dry is a better
choice. Some quilts may require professional cleaning.
It is recommended that family-made quilts are professionally cleaned, especially
if the quilt is older. Washing machines may damage these quilts. Individuals
who specialize in antiques may offer advice on the best method for cleaning
a particular quilt. Additionally, some regions may have a cleaning service
that is dedicated to professionally caring for quilts. Once the quilt is clean,
it should be regularly maintained with dusting. Hanging the quilt outdoors
for a few hours is recommended for removing stale odors. When storing a quilt
for a long period, it should be rolled. Rolling not only eliminates creases,
it is also much easier than folding.
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