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Laundering a quilt
Chrissy1 Send a Message
I want to give a friend a quilt this weekend for Mother's Day. The quilt is from the late forties early fifties. It is very sturdy. It appears that the backing was tied to the batting. How the actual top for attached I have no clue. It isn't dirty and has no old oder. Do I try and wash it and hope it doesn't come apart or give it to her the way it is. Thank you
4/17/2013 4:53:57 AM
Hummingbird Send a Message
Nancy in MO
Well that is a good question. If she is going to have to wash it eventually, you might want to try it first. I'd do it on a very very gentle cycle with cold water, quilt safe soap and color catchers. I would also line dry it.

However - all that being said - I might be tempted to just give it to her as is, lol.
4/17/2013 5:17:02 AM
QuiltGram8 Send a Message
Would a spritz of "Frebreeze" help? Or would that not be a safe thing?

4/17/2013 5:43:02 AM
Chrissy1 Send a Message
I am leaning toward as is
4/17/2013 6:17:45 AM
auntjana Send a Message
Herriman, Utah
You might try the old try method of just beating it to remove the dust from it - gently - I would be afraid of the batt being wool and it will shrink like nothing else. I had a quilt that my Grandmother made - it got washed and line dried - shrank to nothing - I don't have it anymore! (sad face)

So that is my 2 cents worth - as long as it doesn't smell - I think you are fine.

4/17/2013 10:36:36 AM
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