Quilts are the best thing during the winter months. Many of us love our quilts and use them quite often. Some of us have quilts that have been passed on for generations. Frequent use and age can make quilts look tattered and worn if they are not maintained well. I would like to share some maintenance tips to make sure that you can enjoy your quilts for many years. Of course, if it is already looking a little shabby, you may need to take it to a quilt restorer to make it look good again.
1. Use a Vacuum Cleaner
A vacuum cleaner is a good way to get rid of the dust that gathers on a quilt. This is a good way to clean the quilt between washes when you use it for months on end. It is good to use the vacuum cleaning method once a week.
2. Dry It in the Shade
The best way to dry your quilt is by hanging it in the shade. The sun causes damage, where the shade does not. It may take a bit longer for the quilt to dry in the shade, but it will make it last longer. Be sure that the quilt is completely dry before you use it as a wet quilt can develop a moldy smell which is very unpleasant.
3. Avoid Drying in the Sun
Drying your quilt in the sun can make it fade and also damage the texture of the quilt. It is best to not dry your quilts in the sun if you want it to last for a long time.
4. Dry Clean It
If your quilt was not used for a while, take it to be dry cleaned. Dry cleaning helps to clean it thoroughly and make it suitable for future use. It is not necessary to always dry clean a quilt as they are fine with normal washing when used often.
Quilt maintenance is not difficult and if you follow these simple guidelines your quilt will last for decades.