Sunday, September 26, 2010
Crazy quilts, art quilts, antique & vintage quilts....many are not washable or dry cleanable. So how do you clean them? It's easier than you think.
All you need is a vacume cleaner and a piece of plastic canvas:
I lay my quilts out on a towel on the floor. For the most part, decorative quilts are just a bit dusty. Using your vacume cleaner hose and a piece of plastic canvas will remove any surface dust and hopefully, any dust mites that have made their home on your quilt:
The plastic canvas will hold your quilt & embellishments in place, allowing the dust and dirt particles to be vacumed away through the holes. I do both the front and the back of the quilt this way.
Just vacume through the plastic canvas. Vacume with one hand and hold the plastic down with the other. Move your plastic as you need to until you've cleaned the entire quilt.
To remove any stubborn pet hair, a small piece of masking tape or blue painters tape will working nicely. Be careful not to pull on your stitches or embellishments. I use making tape sparingly but it does work to get the cat hair off.