So much goes into the discussion on how to MAKE quilts that folks tend to ignore what to do after creation. How do you care for a custom quilt?
How often should you wash your custom quilt?
Custom Quilt Care - Hot or Cold?
Dryer or Line?
Do I use a dryer with my quilts? Some of them, yes! I only dry on delicate and never with heat. Remember, heat shrinks cotton. Many times, I will line dry when I have time and the weather is good, but remember, I only wash a few quilts on a regular basis. If you want to preserve a quilt as long as possible, handle it less, this means no tumbling in a dryer.
Another way to store a quilt – believe it or not – is to roll it on a large pool noodle! This is how I store all my show quilts to avoid creases. This way of storage does present issues with where to put them, but is well worth it.
One solution is to pile them like cord wood under a bed, or on a shelf in a closet.
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