It’s natural to feel anxious when you need to wash a quilt, let alone a delicate, handmade one. But with some simple tips, you’ll be able to clean and care for your quilt the right way.
Before washing your quilt, it's recommended to give it a quick once-over to make sure there are no loose threads or stretched seams that need to be fixed. It’s a good idea to fix those little things while the quilt is dry.
We recommend washing any hand-crafted quilt by hand, but if you prefer to use the washing machine, please follow our machine wash instructions.
Machine wash instructions
Set your washing machine to a gentle cycle and use cold water, preferably 30 °C or 86 °F, or less. It’s also recommended to wash with a gentle detergent that won't harm your quilt.
By the way, some handmade quilts bleed. But we’ve washed and tested our quilts to offer you the guarantee that our products don’t bleed.
Hang the quilt out to dry straight after you’ve washed it. Don’t use a dryer as it’ll damage the fabric and cause the quilt to crumple and crinkle.
We highly recommend for your quilt to be air dried in the sun. Air drying your quilt can be tricky as it gets heavy when wet. Support the weight of the quilt while drying to prevent damaging the threads. We recommend using a flat rack or a quilt drying rack.
Wash your quilts at least twice a year. We recommend air drying your quilt in the sunlight, in between washes, as it helps remove the moisture, kills germs, and keeps your quilt fresh and hygienic.
The best place to store your quilt while not using it is on a bed. There’s no better place than a bed to store your quilts as it provides a flat, dry surface. The second-best storage choice is preferably a cotton quilt bag. Because cotton bags are breathable, so air can get in and out which helps the quilts to stay dry. Whereas if you are using a plastic quilt bag, if moisture gets trapped inside, then there is a high risk of your quilt being affected by mould and germs.
Air dry the quilt for a few hours to make sure there is no moisture then fold it gently before storing it in the quilt bag in a dry place. Take it out of the bag a couple of times a year to change how it's folded to avoid deep creases in the filling. The better you care for your quilt, the longer it’ll last. Enjoy your handcrafted quilt.