Cynthia Rowley Quilts – The best time to wash all the bedding is in spring and summer, when it is already hot and the blankets, quilts, quilts and pillows dry much faster. Washing comforters is easier than it sounds. Join me to see some tips for washing quilts.
Something to keep in mind before washing a quilt, are the wash instructions that come on the label, which we must follow without exceptions. Also check that the quilt has no break or is found somewhere. If our quilt is made of cotton – as is generally the case – we have to use mild detergents and soaps – preferably without perfume – and avoid softener. Depending on what size the quilt will have will be the way we will wash it; if it is very large it is best that we take it to a laundry – although we can wash it in the bathtub – but if it is medium and fits well in the washing machine of our home, we can wash it at home.
The first thing we will do is place the detergent in the washer and dissolve it well with warm water and then put the quilt. It is important to use the delicate cycle of the washer. At the end of the washing, to make sure there is no detergent left on the quilt, we will place it again in the washing machine to rinse it off. To dry the quilt we can dry it at medium temperature in the dryer or hang it on the clothesline for a few days.
Quilts filled with feathers are washed essentially the same as those stuffed with wadding. We cannot use detergents or fabric softeners to wash them and it is best to use warm water and mild soap, such as toilet soap. If it is very dirty, we can use some liquid detergent. After washing we have to rinse it three times so that no residue of soap remains. If you want to squeeze the quilt but you do not want it wrinkled, it is best to squeeze it gently until the excess water is removed. Then we can put it to dry at medium or low temperature inside the dryer, or we can also hang it on the clothesline until it is dry.
Before you go to wash your quilts, I leave the last tips just as important as the previous ones: Never use bleach to wash a quilt; if you are going to hang it on a clothesline, put it in the shade so that it does not stain with the sunlight; so that the filler fits, shake the quilt after it dries and make sure it is dry before storing it as it can get rusted with moisture. With these tips, the quilts of your home will look like new.