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How to Care and Store Your Country Quilts

A quilt with pastel paisley squares over a beige sheet set, vased white flowers, lanterns and coral by open windows.

Treat your handcrafted and heirloom quilts with loving care, and they’ll remain vibrant and beautiful for years to come. Here are three helpful tips:

  • Never display your quilt in direct sunlight.
  • When storing your quilt, do not fold it. Place clean tissue paper over the quilt and gently roll it into a bundle. This way you can avoid facing and wear on the folded edges.
  • Cedar-lined chests make the ideal storage place for your most prized country quilts.

Comments (3)

Diane M. Rice

Finally a magazine that helps with ideas and also shows different ideas, I like, but please add in decorating ideas for small apts. I can’t find to many ideas on this I had to down size and I love decorating but new ideas would be welcoming keep up the good work I really enjoyed this

Lynn Reich

Thanks so much for the tips about caring for heirloom quilts. I have a quilt from my grandmother that is close to 100 years old. I will definitely be using your suggestions.

Country door is my favorite place for interesting ideas and beautiful merchandise to make my home feel so comfortable.

Lynn Reich

The quilt and shams on this page are a little more subtle and the ecru shams are absolutely gorgeous.

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Published on Feb 03 2015

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