I have a gorgeous antique quilt. Beautifully hand sewn and hand quilted. Oh! I love this quilt! We use it for a background for numberous family photos.
Have I mentioned lately that we have a new washer? And that it is a front loader? No little bar thingy sticking up in the center to catch on quilty fabrics...
I think I heard screaming as I mentioned an antique quilt and the washing machine... Was someone sensitive still reading?
Please forgive me.... The quilt was greasy feeling. I bought it from a run-down antique store. The dubious recent past of this beauty was still clinging to its fibers.
Really... I wanted it to feel nice.
Yup... I broke the rules. Threw it in. Gentle cycle with regular detergent. I even dried it. In the dryer.
Please don't tell the quilt police.
But it is nice and snuggly now.
I hope the quilt purists recover....