Car­ing for trea­sured quilts

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES -

Sun­light and hu­mid­ity will cause the fab­ric to de­te­ri­o­rate. If you are us­ing the quilt on your bed, close the blinds dur­ing the day.

Store quilts in en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly plas­tic con­tain­ers that don’t off-gas.

If you must store your quilt in a cedar or other wood chest, do not al­low the quilt to touch the wood, as the oils will leach out and dis­colour the fab­ric.

Re­fold the quilt pe­ri­od­i­cally, as the creases will lead to de­te­ri­o­ra­tion.

Wrap your quilt in acid-free paper or a clean cot­ton sheet when stor­ing. — Source: Quilt Canada

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