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Quilt Care

A new handmade quilt, a labor of love, a prized possession. Here are a few tips on how you can extend the life of your new quilt.

We have found using a mild liquid detergent that is unscented and free of dyes, perfumes and fabric softeners work best. Fabric dyes, scents and softeners can damage fabric fibers and should not be used or used sparingly. And NEVER use bleach.

  • You may wash in the washing machine with cool water, never hot.
  • Add detergent according to machine instructions but never directly onto the quilt.    
  • To keep fabric colors bright, add half a cup of vinegar to the wash.
  • Wash on a gently, delicate, short cycle so the agitation is minimal.
  • We do not recommend extended rinse.
  • If the quilt is an everyday use quilt you can tumble dry on a regular cycle.
  • If the quilt is a wall or heirloom quilt we recommend air dry or lying flat to dry.
  • Avoid direct sunlight as this can fade the fabrics.

    After all the hours you have spent making your quilt be sure you learn how to care for your one-of-a-kind beauty. The less you wash a quilt, the longer it will last and they'll be around for years. But they need a little TLC once in a while.  

      

     

    Size Chart

    Use Quilt Kit Shop's custom pre-cut quilt kits to make the quilt size you desire. Our chart shows you the number of blocks needed to cover a mattress top. You may add more blocks or borders for the drop (side) of your quilt.

    For 4 inch Blocks

    For 6 inch Blocks

    For 8 inch Blocks

     For 9 inch Blocks

    For 10 inch Blocks

     For 12 inch Blocks

    CRIB  = 24" x 48" 
    72 Blocks
    Layout = 6 x 12
    CRIB  = 24" x 48" 
    32 Blocks
    Layout = 4 x 8

    CRIB = 24" x 48"
    18 Blocks
    Layout = 3 x 6

    CRIB = 27" x 45"
    15 Blocks
    Layout = 3 x 5

    CRIB = 30" x 40"
    12 Blocks
    Layout = 3 x 4

    CRIB = 36" x 48" 
    8 Blocks
    Layout = 3 x 4

    TWIN  = 40" x 72"
    180 Blocks
    Layout = 10 x 18
    TWIN  = 40" x 72"
    84 Blocks
    Layout = 7 x 12

    TWIN = 40" x 72"
    45 Blocks
    Layout = 5 x 9

    TWIN = 36" x 72"
    32 Blocks
    Layout = 4 x 8

    TWIN = 40" x 70"
    28 Blocks
    Layout = 4 x 7

    TWIN = 36" x 72"
    18 Blocks
    Layout = 3 x 6

    FULL  = 56" x 72"
    252 Blocks
    Layout = 14 x 18
    FULL  = 54" x 72"
    108 Blocks
    Layout = 9 x 12

    FULL = 56" x 72"
    63 Blocks
    Layout = 7 x 9

    FULL = 54" x 72"
    48 Blocks
    Layout = 6 x 8

    FULL = 50" x 70"
    35 Blocks
    Layout = 5 x 7

    FULL = 60" x 72"
    30 Blocks
    Layout = 5 x 6

    QUEEN = 64" x 80"
    320 Blocks
    Layout = 16 x 20
    QUEEN = 64" x 80"
    130 Blocks
    Layout = 10 x 13

    QUEEN = 64" x 80"
    80 Blocks
    Layout = 8 x 10

    QUEEN = 63" x 81"
    63 Blocks
    Layout = 7 x 9

    QUEEN = 60" x 80"
    48 Blocks
    Layout = 6 x 8

    QUEEN = 60" x 72"
    30 Blocks
    Layout = 5 x 6

    KING = 72" x 80"
    360 Blocks
    Layout = 18 x 20
    KING = 72" x 80"
    156 Blocks
    Layout = 12 x 13
    KING = 72" x 80"
    90 Blocks
    Layout = 9 x 10
    KING = 72" x 81"
    72 Blocks
    Layout = 8 x 9
    KING = 70" x 80"
    56 Blocks
    Layout = 7 x 8
    KING = 72" x 84"
    42 Blocks
    Layout = 6 x 7

    Most Common Mattress Sizes, may vary by manufacture: Measured in inches.

    Quilt charts are compliments of Quilt Kit Shop.