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How to Clean an Antique Embroidered Quilt

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By donna

My Laundry Question

How can i launder an antique quilt that has embroidery on it?

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Just an old quilt that hasnt been stored properly. Mostly just stains of time. Was just a quilt top & my mom recently hand quilted it and put the binding on it. It is a friendship quilt dated 1950. How can i launder an antique quilt that has embroidery on it? How can i launder an antique quilt that has embroidery on it? How can i launder an antique quilt that has embroidery on it?

Lessons Learned

  • not tried anything yet. Afraid of ruining the embroidery on it.

Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

Mostly cotton.

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

The key to cleaning the quilt is cool water and a gentle detergent. I have a great article that will walk you through the steps.

Good luck!

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