How to Wash a Quilt?

By Nitin Hariyani

How to wash a Quilt?

How to wash a Quilt?

A question was fired multiple times, how to wash the quilt? Here are some most important tips we are sharing this will make one of your tasks easy. You can machine wash your quilt or hand wash also. Hand-wash is considered the best option for washing quilts. You can also machine wash quilts but here is a fear of tearing the stitch of a quilt. Hand-wash or machine-wash your quilt, using normal water and soft liquid detergent. Do not add any other clothes while washing a quilt in the machine. After washing the quilt do not dry it in direct sunlight.  Air dry is the best option, choose to air dry your quilt. The less frequent you wash your quilt, the better for you. Quilts are very delicate and washing them frequently may damage the fabrics. It is, therefore, better to wash them as seldom as possible. Most people will tell you that the quilt should be treated the same way as your hair. You wash it only when it really needs attention. 

How to Wash a Quilt?

A Quilt can be a very lovely collection and comes handy especially when you’re camping. However, after a while, the quilt gets dirty and needs to wash. This is the point when most people shy away and just dump them.

Full Description to Wash Your Quilt

Have you used that quilt for over a year or two and keep shying away from doing the needful? Let’s say you don’t know how to take care of the quilt so you locked it away. When it comes to washing the quilt, there are certain steps to follow. These steps are what I will be teaching you below. Follow these steps and keep your quilt clean and maintain its luxury shine. 

  • Examine your Quilt: It is important to examine your quilt to ensure there are no stretched seams or loose threads that need to be fixed. If there are any, ensure to fix them before washing.
  • You Can Machine-Wash or Hand-Wash: the choice depends on what is most convenient for you. If you love hand washing your laundry then it’s a great idea to hand wash your quilt. If you don’t like hand washing as much as I do, don’t worry, most quilts support machine washing.
  • Instruction on How to Machine Wash Your Quilt: use cold water to wash and set the machine to a gentle cycle. Go for the gentler fabric detergents when washing the quilt. Some quilt might bleach in the machine. To be on the safe side, you should consider adding a color catcher and a Retayne to your washing water. This will help prevent excessive damage to your quilt.
  • Instruction on How to Hand-Wash Your Quilt: Whether it’s a hand-quilted quilt, a vintage quilt or hand appliqued quilts, the truth is, nobody or machine can take care of your quilt better than you will. Before hand-washing, ensure that the sink or tub you will use is very clean. Fill the tub with cold water and add some detergent (perfume-free and dye-free.)
  • Dip your quilt in water and ensure all parts of it a totally submerged. Keep tumbling the quilt once in a while for about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the soapy water and refill the tub with fresh water. Add distilled white vinegar (1/2 cup) to the water. This will get rid of any residue left behind by the detergent. It will also ensure the colors appear bright and ensure the quilt remains soft.
  • How to Dry Your Quilt Using a Machine: Quilts are very delicate and therefore, they should be dried with low heat. To be on the safe side, do not completely machine dry. Dry with the machine till it’s damp then continue drying outside in the air.
  • How to Air-Dry Your Quilt Outside: Quilts are out rightly heavy when they are wet and therefore, air-drying the quilt can be as tricky as it is difficult. To prevent the threads from snapping during drying, it is best to dry the quilt flat. You can make use of a giant quilt rack for drying. If you do not have a giant drying rack, you can prepare a bed of thick towel and spread it out nicely on it.
  • How to Store Your Quilt: Store your quilt on your bed. There is no better place to store it. Storing your quilt flat on the bed is very ideal for its longevity. It doesn't matter if the bed is in use or not. You can cover it with a bedspread or sheets for additional protection. Endeavor to always check on it once in a while to ensure they are doing just great.
  • In order to get out some of the initial moisture from the quilt, cover the quilt up with another set of dry towels and roll. Once the towel is properly sandwiched, squeeze gently before spreading. This process requires a lot of towels. Why not just spread out your quilt on the carpet grass? The sight is very adorable. Turn from time to time to ensure it dries up properly before storage.

Conclusion For How to Wash a Quilt

In case you do not have an empty bed to save your quilt, you can store it in a muslin or cotton bag. Stay away from plastic or cardboard bags. They are not ideal. Once in a while, take your quilt out to receive some fresh air. The quilt is one of the most expensive bedding accessories so whenever you just clean or wash your luxury quilt keep remember in your mind that how to wash a quilt without damage the fabric or shine and most important the elegant color will not be fade. You can ask in the comment section or mail us at we are always here to help you.

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  • I would like to know the proper way on folding quilts and storing them

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