Normal Use

Quilts should not be displayed in direct sunlight.

Do not iron quilts. Use steam on wrinkles, never letting the iron touch the quilt.

Quilts displayed on the wall should be taken down periodically to relax fibers.

Cleaning

Linen, cotton and bamboo quilts can be washed in front loading machine with mild soap in cold water, delicate cycle. Air dry flat or machine dry on low setting.

Dry cleaning is recommended for silk quilts. They can also be washed in front loading machine with mild soap in cold water, delicate cycle and air dried flat. Washing will take some of the crispness from the silk. DO NOT DRY IN MACHINE. Machine drying will cause about 15% shrinkage and permanently damage the quilt.

Mixed media quilts may be hand-washed only, with mild soap and cold water. Do not wring out, air dry flat. Do not iron.

Storage

When folding quilt for storage, stuff folds with acid-free tissue paper to minimize creases and broken fibers. Do not store quilts in plastic bags or boxes; the fibers need to breathe. Folded quilts are best stored inside 100% cotton pillowcases. If quilt is to be stored in wood, be sure to wrap it well in acid-free tissue paper to avoid the wood damaging the fabric over time.

Stored quilts should be periodically aired out and refolded differently to prevent permanent creases on fold lines, and the resulting broken fibers.