Friday, May 14, 2010

Summer Quilt Sale & Quilt Care


With summer approaching, the time to store your heavy winter comforter is here. Lightweight quilts are a great choice for bedding during the warm months. If your quilt has been stored and needs a wash to freshen it up, follow these tips for cleaning and caring for all of your quilts. And don't miss the coupon code at the end of this post to get an extra 10% off on my adult Country Quilts.

Washing

To wash a quilt by hand, fill up the tub with warm water and add a gentle, non-abrasive detergent. Wash the quilt using slow, gentle kneading motions. Be careful of any stitching, ribbon or fringe that may tear easily. Never use a brush or abrasive scrubbing tool that can harm the fabric. To rinse, drain the tub and refill with fresh water, and gently work the detergent out, then roll it to squeeze out the excess water. If the tag says you can machine wash, make sure to use the gentle cycle with a mild detergent and never use bleach. Dry cleaning is generally not recommended for quilts.

Drying

The safest way to dry a quilt is to lay it flat. You can use a fan to help it dry faster. Do not hang a quilt over a clothes line, or in direct sunlight. The weight of the quilt, especially when wet can cause the threading to break where it touches the line.

Storing

If you need to fold the quilt to store it, make sure you fold it differently each time to avoid the creases becoming permanent. Wrapping an old sheet around it will help protect it and keep it clean.

Ok, on to the good stuff. If you need a new quilt for the master bedroom or guest room, I have some great new quilt patterns to share. And to get an additional 10% off my already
marked down prices, enter coupon code QLT10 during checkout.

Savannah Quilt Set with 7 Pieces

Classic country blue and yellow had pieced quilt pattern with a frame of floral bouquets. This set is a great price because of the extras that are included such as shams, a bed skirt and 3 bonus pillows, all in different shapes and sizes. Available in queen and king sizes.






Trousseau Quilt Color: Sage

This beautiful quilt is one of our lowest priced items! It has been prewashed to give it that natural worn look. A delicate sage color and feminine scalloped edges make this an excellent replacement bed cover. Shams are sold separately.












Vintage Lure Quilt

This retro looking quilt has a classic patchwork quilt pattern. Prewashing gives it a natural, worn look. If you're into the vintage look, this quilt is a great choice.

Purple Landscape Quilt Set with 7 Pieces

This is a stunning quilt with an intricate geometric design and delicate floral prints. With its lavender and green colors, it brings to mind colorful lilac bushes in full bloom or a field full of radiant purple flowers. This set includes shams, bedskirt and three bonus pillows. Available in queen and king.




Americana Stars Quilt

This traditional looking quilt has a classic country star pattern in light green and tan that really stands out against the dark blue background. The standard sham is sold separately

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