Washing (New made quilts only- NOT VINTAGE or ANTIQUE)
Your quilt is made to be used. Lay on it, under it, take it to the park, throw it on the couch. It is stitched to last and you won’t hurt it by using it. Exposure to sunlight may cause fading. Your quilt has had its first machine wash. The crinkles and puckers are considered by most quilt enthusiasts to be desirable evidence of a handcrafted product.
Machine wash the quilt using a mild laundry detergent. No bleach. It is OK to use the spin cycle to remove excess water. Dry the quilt on medium heat in a dryer and remove immediately when done. Your quilt will continue to soften with each washing. Press if desired. Tee-Shirt quilts should be pressed from the back only. Quilts with Poly batting should be pressed on low heat.