An heirloom quilt is a special type of quilt that is passed down through generations within a family. It holds sentimental value and is often treasured as a family heirloom.
Heirloom quilts are more than just blankets; they are tangible representations of family heritage and the skill of the quilters who created them.
On a recent rummage trip to our inherited Maine home’s attic, I discovered an old trunk that was filled with heirloom quilts.
This inspired me to gather up all my mother’s handmade quilts to fold and display in our downstairs guest bedroom, with all their tears, wrinkles, and tatters.
Many people think that you fold a quilt as you would a blanket, me included. But they didn’t look right folded this way. Much too cumbersome and bulky.
To properly care for a quilt and prevent damage, it is important to know how not to fold a quilt. Here are some guidelines to follow...
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