Take Care Of Your Treasures

If you want to be sure your quilts will be around for future generations to enjoy, you must treat them with tender, loving care. Do not leave them in sun light for prolonged periods of time. They will fade.

Store the quilts in acid-free tissue paper in a cool dark place. If folded, re-fold them periodically so that the quilt does not develop a permanent crease along the fold.

Wash in cold water if you must. I use Vintage Textile Soak to remove age stains. You can find Vintage Textile Soak at your local quilt shop or visit them on the web at http://www.starspangledsampler.com/. Air drying is probably best, but I have used a dryer. Remove it immediately.

Following these simply guidelines will ensure that your treasure will be around for future generations to enjoy.

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