Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tips for Cleaning Blankets

Tips for cleaning blankets | Blanket is a bed covering made of two layers of material or fabric with a layer of padding. All fabric stitched firmly together, usually in a decorative cross design. Designing is an art quilt. A handmade quilt for example, is something that must be maintained not only for comfort but also to provide the technical skills involved in making it.

Blanket cleaning tips:
  • The best way to clean is to dust blanket. The usual method is to lay it out on the surface, large dirt free and then gently move the lower suction, handheld vacuum accessory with a small brush on a blanket.
  • You can also wash the blanket with a wet-cleaning method. However, it should be avoided unless handled by an expert. If you have to wash yourself, you should first test the wash fraction to examine whether low or fabric dye getting spoiled or not. You need to use a very mild detergent and containers that can take care of the entire quilt in one go.
  • You do not have to use too much force when washing. Instead, you need to rinse soft blanket with your palm.
  • After washing is complete, the blanket should be removed with both hands to distribute weight evenly. You should not lift by one corner.
  • Blankets should be laid flat to dry on non-porous surfaces clean.
  • You should avoid cotton duvet dries cleaning. This is important as dry cleaning agents are chemicals that are believed to be carcinogenic (causing cancer) in nature. The various chemicals used for dry cleaning will get into the padding and keep it there.
After you have finished washing your quilt, the next step is to dry. You can only throw good quality bedding in the dryer and expose them to regular warm cycle as we do with all our clothes. If so smooth, you may want to dry naturally in the air. However, as already mentioned, the blanket should not be placed in direct sunlight.

So, keep blankets and fabrics carefully! This is the heirloom in the making!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How to Maintain Your Quilt?

How to maintain your quilt? | Blankets made of various fabrics, some of them are more fragile than others from time to time, and thus need to be taken proper care. Follow a few basic tips to take care of all your blankets, if you handle, store, or clean them.

Tips on handling covers:
  • You should always wash your hands or wear cotton gloves when handling your quilt. 
  • You must not eat, drink or smoke around a blanket. 
  • You should keep a blanket on the surface is clean and dry.
Tips to save blanket:
  • You must keep your blanket in a cool, dark, dry. Avoid storing blankets in the attic as the attic has very poor ventilation. Do not keep a blanket in the basement, as the basement is very humid.
  • You must keep your quilt out of direct sunlight. Ultraviolet light from the sun is responsible for breaking down and accelerate oxidation dye fabric fibers.
  • You must make sure that the blanket away from insects and rodents.
  • The best way to store blankets or boxes are acid free paper. However, they can also be folded in a clean cotton sheets or washed.
  • You need to make sure you do not pile too many blankets folded on top of each other. Also covers the need to open and fold every three to six months to avoid tangling the extreme.
  • You should avoid storing blankets in plastic because it contains hazardous vapors, which may deteriorate the fabric.
  • Wooden boxes can also be used for storage as long as they are sealed with polyurethane varnish defensive cover, and then coated with bleached muslin or acid-free paper washed.
  • You should avoid to storing your blankets in the paper and cardboard, because they are full of rot damaging agents.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quilt Designs Inspired by Greeting Card

Quilt design inspired by greeting card | Quilt designs are handmade that will never lose the charm. To make a simple woven fiber equipped with artificial fibers that are stronger and more durable. Natural fibers such as wool, cotton, silk, and rayon has a tendency to wear out after prolonged use. This deficiency is easily remedied by using a man-made fiber. Artificial fibers are not easily torn and it is really a big advantage for blanket designers.

Experimentation is ongoing for most of the woven hand varieties. Hand weaving is take a time and involves great patience. Variations in the design as well as of not much. Floral, Geographic patterns, representations plants, human figures, and landscapes that shown in the quilt designer.

To create an incredible quilt designs, take many months. In order to meet many of customers across the state and the market, the new quilt designs and better being exhibited at shows and craft fairs for buyers to explore and purchase.

With better designs and patterns were conceived, demand has also been improved. Design greeting cards have turned to resources manifold. It is a ready-made source of collected carefully for better utilization. The cards are discarded after a regular interval has found a place in the designer.

Creation in design quilts have also been inspired by great works of art. Greeting cards often depict drawings and paintings of great artists like Picasso and Van Gogh. This creates the quilt is a real test for the designers and weavers. If time is a constraint, still it is always beneficial to have a blanket woven by hand. For a more ethnic look and original woven hand designer quilt better.

Design Handmade quilts are works of art for close to you and your loved one. A designer duvet is a treasure which if used carefully will live for decades.