I shared this finish with you last week and mentioned that I washed it when I was finished. I wanted to show you how I washed this . First, I decided to wash this as it was dirty and I felt it was strong enough after quilting to withstand the process. Not all quilts are.
You can see how one of the fabrics bled onto others as the top was folded for many years.
I used these products for washing. Just a bit of each in my kitchen sink. If the quilt were larger, I would have used the bathtub.
I gently kneaded the quilt in the soapy water. Then I placed this plastic bin with water on top to keep the quilt submerged and left it to soak.
I repeated this process several times. Below you can see how gross the water was after each wash/soak.
After rinsing several times, I rolled the quilt in a towel to remove excess moisture.
Then I threw the quilt and towel in my dryer. The stains from the color bleeding didn’t wash out.
Overall, the quilt is brighter and definitely cleaner.
You really have to evaluate each quilt to see if it is safe to wash. I think this quilt lost some vibrancy in the green, but I’m still glad I did it.
Have a great day!