My mother is an avid quilt rescuer — and I say rescuer (and not collector) on purpose. She is not looking for pristine show quality quilts. She wants the ones that have been forgotten in a attic, loved to pieces, or are being thrown over furniture in a moving van. She has developed a fantastic method to clean these old dirty quilts and I asked her to write this post and share it with everyone.
LollyBaba’s Old Quilt Cleaning Method
After retiring I needed something to fill my days other than going to the senior center and playing cards all day. I come from a long line of quilters, however my hand sewing skills are not great. When I hand quilted the first time my mother said “those are not quilting stitches, those are basting stitches.” She was correct, my stitches were entirely too long for a quilt. However, I still wanted a way to connect with the generations of quilting women in my family. Continue reading