Care & Conservation of Quilts by Gerald E. Roy


Quilts are made of cloth, which is woven from fibers. Those most commonly found in quilts are natural fibers derived from plants, animals, protein, or vegetable: cotton, linen, wool, silk, and rayon. Although there are other types of synthetic materials, they are not as common in quilts nor are they subject to the same types of deterioration. Natural fibers have a limited life expectancy. To delay the deterioration  process and extend the longevity of these materials, there are suggested methods of care and conservation.

Prince's Feather Appliqué...Ohio, 1860

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