Retro "big kid" Quilt & Quilt Care

Friday, September 18, 2009
I finished this quilt up yesterday. I had to wait until today to wash it and for some good lighting for pictures. I love the finished product! My favorite part is the red. The solid red squares and the inner border are made of super soft Ultra Suede. I can just see the suede squares becoming a favorite spot for little hands to rub.
The quilt is available in my shop, but only until November {because if it doesn't sell by then, I will be giving it to my son for Christmas.}

I know that everyone has their own way of taking care of quilts. I know there are a million do's and dont's that grandma's have. This is what I do and it works for me. Feel free to try it out!

  • I set my machine to the most delicate cycle available, in my case it's the "hand wash" cycle
  • I use cold water for all of my quilts
  • I like to use Baby ALL detergent
  • I use a dye catcher I like Delta Carbona Dye Grabber. I use the one that is good for 30 loads. They are about $5 at the grocery store
  • Once the wash cycle is done I run the "high spin" cycle (my "hand wash" cycle has a "low spin" which leaves too much water in the quilt.)
  • I set my dryer to the lowest heat setting
  • I add a "nice" dryer sheet
  • I add a towel so that it will "tumble" better
  • I only use the dryer for 10-15 minutes to get most of the moisture out
  • I lay out my quilt on a clean bed to finish drying


corrie said...

That is a great quilt! I love the fabrics you chose.

Kris said...

beautiful quilt! I also love the red! I bet the suade is awesome in person. Also, thanks for the washing tips. I'm new to this whole washing-quilts thing, so I appreciate the them!

Dianne said...

Just came across your blog thru Flickr - and I'm in LOVE with your quilt! Fabulous job!

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