Heirloom Quilts – With good care it is not necessary to wash a feather or down comforter more than once a year. It is important that you cover it with a good duvet cover to protect it during its use in bed. With a good practice you will only need to wash the duvet cover weekly, and the duvet quilt only once with the change of season. Before deciding to wash a feather or down comforter in the washing machine, read the manufacturer’s specifications well.
Today, good duvets are prepared for washing temperatures up to 60ºC. Make sure you know what temperature you can wash your heirloom quilts. If you do not have it clear or you have doubts choose a program of washing with cold water. Also, a good recommendation would be to check that the Nordic has no loss of fill, either feathered or down. If so, you may have a small hole; which can be enlarged by spinning inside the washing machine and spoiling the duvet.
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So, if necessary, take needle and thread and repair it. To wash a quilt or feather heirloom quilts you should always choose a wash cycle that is special for delicate clothing. It is important that the spin is at low revolutions. Once the washing machine is finish, it is good to carry out one or two extra rinse machine. With a gentle wash, to ensure that there is no detergent left in the duvets cover.