How to Care for an Antique or Handmade Quilt

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Many people adore and collect antique quilts. The items are often fragile so owners look for ways to freshen the quilt without placing it in danger of damage. Other people store quilts through the summer season and then bring out the quilt in the winter when the nights begin to grow cool. After storage in a chest, my quilts are in need of a simple freshening without a full laundering. Dry cleaning has long been accepted as a way to safely have fragile items cleaned but with a historic quilt the dry cleaning process can actually damage the quilt and …