Do you have a quilt that needs washing? Is your special quilt no longer a joy to your eyes or nose? Is a valuable antique quilt marred by age spots or staining? Antique quilt cleaning is our specialty. Betsey provides professional quilt washing by hand of cotton quilts for $290 and up, depending on the individual quilt, plus the cost of insurance and shipping back to you. Betsey will talk to you about your quilt once it arrives to let you know if it requires more than the usual fee.
Your quilt will be evaluated for age, fabric and type of dyes used before Betsey chooses just the right combination of water temperature, cleaning products, and soaking times. Every quilt is gently washed by hand, and always receives a final wash in organic laundry products before being air dried. After washing, the quilt is inspected again for cleanliness, and will be rewashed if stubborn but workable stains remain. Unfortunately, some stains are permanent, such as severe acid staining, 19th century medicine, ink, paint, or permanent marker. Much of the time, Betsey is able to fade the intensity of these stains, or as she would say, “Now they are clean spots!”