Relaxing Up to Wintertime with a Quilt DisplayWhen winter season winds blow cold air down your back, there's absolutely nothing like coming inside your home to the heat of a cozy quilt. You can give your interior the convenience of a toasty-warm bed by decorating with quilts. Treasure quilts are by definition honorable and old, they needn't be regarded as antiques.
Quilts are precious for their homemade beauty and kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Spread over a couch, displayed artfully on a wall, curtained on a quilt rack or balcony railing, or hung thoroughly over an opened cabinet door, these high-spirited textiles convey a sense of warmth and convenience.
To care for your treasured quilts, follow these ideas:
* Remove dust from quilts by gently shaking them or vacuuming them with a light suction. For extra security when vacuuming, put a nylon stocking over the vacuum attachment.
* To get rid of a spot from white or light locations of a quilt, spread out the quilt out in the sun. Cover the quilt with an old white sheet. Cut out a small hole in the white sheet that matches the size and area of the area so you can see the spot through the sheet.
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Never-assembled quilt blocks or quilts with just a few blocks intact show up at flea markets for bit more than a tune.
Show them in a series of frames for a homemade gallery. To frame a quilt block, very first cut 100 percent rag board to fit the block, leaving a couple of inches of board space around the fabric to act as a mat.
More concepts for showing quilts
Hang a quilt by curtaining it over an antique ladder installed horizontally on the wall with deep rack brackets.
Fold the quilt to fit between the rungs of the ladder. o produce a focal point for a bed room, curtain a quilt over a heavy wood drapery rod secured to the wall at the head of a bed.
Cut a brand-new quilt into panels and hang the panels from café rings on swing-arm rods.
Preserve antique quilt obstructs with archival materials-100 percent rag board, cotton thread, acid-free tape, conservation glass, and acid-free spacers. Ensure the glass sits 1/4 inch above the material which the back of the frame is covered. Show the blocks far from direct sunshine and high humidity.
Seersucker quilt, 1128 Garnet Hill; 800-622-6216. Swing-arm rod, product no. 59-1280247; rings, product no. 59-119228, all from the Pottery Barn; 800-922-5507.